Griffith has many campus sustainability initiatives:
- Biodiversity has been an important focus for Griffith from its inception. The first Nathan campus master plan prioritised preservation of environmental integrity and retaining the bushland setting as far as possible.
- Griffith applies environmentally sustainable design to all new buildings and refurbishments.
- Griffith University is focused on energy saving measures.
- Building audits are being carried out to identify energy saving opportunities.
- Efficient internal and external lighting is progressively being installed.
- Energy management via a Building Management System.
- Ninety-five per cent of Griffith’s PCs are EPEAT Gold rated.
- Computers automatically shut down in student computer laboratories.
- University-wide, multi-function devices such as printers are energy efficient and go into sleep mode at the end of each day.
- A new video telephone system enables video conferencing to take place on a desk phone, desktop computer and laptop.
- Griffith is committed to raising awareness of sustainable purchasing. Our objective is to encourage the procurement of goods and services that over their life-cycle, offer a reduced environmental impact.
Recycling and Waste
- Recycling includes paper, cardboard, comingled (glass, plastics, cans), fluorescent tubes, books, e-waste, furniture, metal, printer cartridges, mobile phones and some batteries.
- Griffith has a long standing Green Partnership with Ricoh for toner cartridge takeback.
- Initiatives include end of trip facilities for cyclists and intercampus buses. The university's pool car fleet is currently transitioning from petrol-driven cars to four cylinder hybrid vehicles.
- Water efficient fixtures, rainwater tanks and water efficient sprinkler systems ensure we conserve water.