What they needed
The main challenge of the installations was working with live University sites and managing noise control, whilst also navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Access was limited during this period with tight timelines and government requirements adhered to in delivering the solar projects across Victoria.
Installation works span eight University buildings across the state, representing a significant step in their ‘Sustainability Plan 2017-2020’ and more broadly to Victoria’s Renewable Energy targets along with the Climate Change Act 2017.
With locations including a library, a museum, two art galleries, a gym, faculty offices, as well as both performing arts and lecture theatres - Greenwood’s delivery team managed significantly varied stakeholder needs, considering a range of complexities into project planning, including:
- academic calendars
- secure site access requirements
- multiple municipal frameworks
- needs of students, faculty and public
- traffic management
- heritage listed buildings
"The latest rollout Greenwood did was 540kW spread over 8 pretty complex high rise CBD sites. Greenwood were the preferred installer for this phase of the University Of Melbournes solar rollout as they understood the complexities of the project and the stakeholders needs through high quality documentation and methodology."
Over 700,000kWh of renewable energy will be used across the University sites, reducing the sites carbon emission offset by over 800 tonnes CO2.