Did you know?
- The Smart Water Building (G51) on our Gold Coast campus has 12 rainwater tanks that store in excess of 200,000 litres of water.
- The Science, Engineering and Architecture building (G39) harvests condensate water from air conditioning which is used for irrigation of surrounding grounds.
- Rainwater is harvested, stored in tanks and used for toilet flushing in all new buildings on all campuses.
Griffith University has a comprehensive water-saving program. Over the past decade, the program has achieved significant water consumption efficiency.
What you can do to save water at Griffith
- Minimise water usage
- Purchase water efficient equipment and appliances
- If a dishwasher is available, completely fill it, then use it - small loads waste energy and water
- Report a dripping tap and water leaks to Campus Life -submit a project request online Facilities Assist
- Conserve water in the laboratory – turn off water when not required
- Only use Reverse Osmosis (RO) water when necessary
- When washing labware, fill the sink rather than using running water.
Campus Life's Environmental Peformance website gives you live water consumption data for all Griffith campuses. It also includes more facts and tips on what you can do to save water.
Use Water Bubblers - an alternate to bottled water
- Think about refilling your own water bottle on campus. Stainless steel (BPA free) water bottles can be purchased from most food outlets. Water bubblers are located on all campuses.
Griffith’s water saving initiatives
- Harvesting, storage and reuse of rainwater
- Water efficient appliances
- Water efficient fittings in bathrooms
- Waterless urinals
- Provision for air conditioning condensate re-use
- Water efficient outdoor sprinkler systems with rain sensor technology
- Native plants used for landscaping.