Targets and committments

RMIT Emissions Reduction Target

RMIT has committed to an absolute greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 25% by 2020 based on 2007 levels. This commitment was made in partnership with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).

The diagram below illustrates the roadmap to achieving this:

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Emissions Offsetting Commitment

RMIT has made a commitment to offset 20% of the University’s electricity profile through the purchase of carbon offsets.

Sustainability Infrastructure

RMIT is urban in orientation and creativity, shaping sustainable cities and drawing inspiration from the challenges and opportunities they provide. RMIT is therefore strongly committed to transforming its own built environment to create sustainable and resilient cities.

RMIT ensures that changes to the built environment demonstrate leadership excellence in sustainable design and innovation. RMIT values the Green Star framework, as a clear and consistent model to recognise sustainability achievements.

RMIT applies holistic sustainability principles across the entire Capital Program to achieve:

  • A minimum of 5-star Green Star rating for all new building developments.
  • A minimum of 4-star Green Star rating for major building refurbishments.

RMIT is currently participating in the Green Star Interiors and Communities pilot to transfer knowledge, demonstrating the University’s commitment to improve community and industry outcomes.