Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre

Melbourne Polytechnic's Green Skills Centre contributes directly to sustainability through its very design and the education it provides future generations on sustainable technology.

The Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre has a 5 Star Rating under the Green Building Council of Australia’s industry recognised “GreenStar” assessment, demonstrating the ingenuity of its design.


​Solar Technology (PV and SHW)

The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year.

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Water Recycling

Rain water harvesting is the deliberate collection of rainwater for the purpose of reuse.

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Community Learning with Technology

The whole purpose of this facility is to educate the next generation in sustainable or green technology.

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Building Controls / Management

A Building Management System (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment

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Ground Based Air Conditioning

A geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump (GSHP) is a central heating and/or cooling system that pumps heat to or from the ground.

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Sustainability and Environmental Protection

Sustainability means the ability to endure. In ecological terms, the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time.

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Building Passive Design

'Passive design' is a technique that harnesses the properties of the building to maintain comfortable indoor conditions, rather than relying on active (energy using) intervention.

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Building Environment (IEQ)

The Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) accounts for variables the occupants learn, work and play in.

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Water Efficency

Behind Antarctica, Australia is the second driest continent on the planet, yet Australians use more water per person than any other country. Find out here how we are using sustainable practices to conserve our water supplies.

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The environmental impacts of material usage in buildings are numerous and include the depletion of natural resources. We look at how 'embodied energy' can be used too assess todays building materials

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