Central were among the 42 finalists from 22 institutions present at the recent 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia. The recently completed 6 star Green Star rated Greenskills Training Centre, at Central’s East Perth campus, won the highly anticipated ‘Built Environment’ category at the award ceremony in Geelong, Victoria.
The Green Gown Awards Australasia are run by ACTS – Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability and administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
ACTS is the sector champion for improving and promoting sustainability in the further and higher education sector and represents over 90% of universities, and other TAFEs and polytechnics within Australasia.
Every aspect of the Greenskills Training Centre building, including its architecture, construction, landscaping, and engineering principles has been designed on sustainability principles.
It is completely self-sufficient in energy and water.
The Green Gown Award submissions were subject to strict judging by a panel of independent international experts comprising of representatives from 35 organisations such as universities Australia, TAFE Directors Australia, Centre for Sustainability Leadership, the Association for tertiary education management (ATEM) the Association for Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), USA, WWF and 1 million women. The judges stated they were extremely impressed with the quality and standard of entries.