Constructed in 2010 at the Gold Coast campus, the Science, Engineering and Architecture Building (G39) sustainability features include:
- Recycled timber and carpet
- Low energy lighting and self dimming lights
- Low-flow taps
- Harvesting condensate water from air conditioning to use for irrigation of surrounding grounds
- An energy management system to control air conditioning and lights
- Building orientation based on sun study findings.
This building also houses the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
NCCARF is an initiative of the Australian Government focused entirely on generating the knowledge required for Australia to adapt to the physical impacts of climate change. Its work complements activities and projects underway in other institutions across Australia.