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Monash University’s “living laboratory” for zero carbon, micro-grid innovation

Melbourne’s Monash University is in a good position to become a “living laboratory” for sustainable, zero carbon, micro-grid innovation.

With more than 150 buildings spread over four campuses, Melbourne’s Monash University is in a good position to become a “living laboratory” for sustainable, zero carbon, micro-grid innovation.

In partnership with industry, the university’s researchers, asset management personnel and students are currently in the midst of a grand experiment to achieve the goal of being a net zero carbon emissions university by 2030.

The initiative had its genesis in 2005 when the university set a goal of reducing energy use by 20 per cent. In 2017, it upped the ante and pledged to achieve net zero.

ClimateWorks Australia had mapped out how the university could achieve the goal.

Read the whole story on TFE Special Reports.

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