RMIT University in Australia: A perfect place to inspireEducational needs are changing as the world changes. Being adaptable and resilient to change is more important than ever. Situated in the centre of Melbourne, Australia, RMIT’s City campus reflects the trends that have shaped the city, as well as the university’s commitment to leading by example on sustainability, making use of building technology from Siemens.
RMIT commits to help shape a sustainable futureRMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. The university’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students – getting them ready for life and work. Led by its organisational values, RMIT is committed to challenging and championing important issues across the community. In line with this, RMIT incorporates sustainability principles and practices into learning and teaching, research and operational activities.
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Powering the campus through distributed energy systems
A key aim at the campus was to become less dependent on mains electricity by having a distributed energy system. A single point of connection was created with the high voltage ring main, integrating three sub-stations and an autonomous cogeneration power system. The high voltage ring main solution was one of the most ambitious precinct infrastructure upgrades in Australia, with significant technical barriers that needed to be overcome. Not only does this build resilience to potential grid constraints, it also makes operations much more efficient.
Take control of your energy supply with distributed energy systems
Industries, commercial areas, large buildings, municipalities, and communities are facing three main challenges: costs, security of supply and CO₂ reduction. With the help of local distributed energy systems, it’s possible to turn these challenges into long-term calculable variables – across all businesses and industrial sectors. The solutions can include targeted use of renewable energy, combined heating and power stations, or provision of storage solutions up to energy-as-a-service. This is an option in which an experienced partner deals with the nuts and bolts of the problem, from design through installation right up to operation, while you can focus on your core business.
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