Despite these increases in water usage and a pattern of rising carbon emissions prior to 2016, the university has made significant progress on its emissions reduction target.
Since 2007, RMIT has seen a reduction in emissions of 29.3% amounting to 23,207 tonnes.
2016 also saw the university offset 13’000 tonnes of carbon emissions as rollout of a number of green projects begun including the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) which aimed to “cut energy, water use and carbon emissions through sustainable design and innovation” according to the 2016 annual sustainability report.
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