Campus Grounds and Buildings

UQ’s three campuses and 47 sites cover more than 1,300 hectares and are home to a diverse range of fauna and flora, with some species endemic to the area.

The University is committed to protecting, managing, and enhancing biodiversity values through a number of measures, including revegetation projects, planting native tree species, sustainably managing pests, working closely with grounds staff to maintain campuses and sites according to sound biodiversity principles and running awareness campaigns and behavioural change programs for the UQ community.

UQ also has almost 800 buildings across Queensland, and sees the design, operation and maintenance of this infrastructure as a significant opportunity to conserve energy and water and reduce waste. To ensure that our built environmental embodies sustainability principles, we undertake careful planning to identify and enhance desired campus elements, implement heritage and landscape planning and seek to minimise the effects of individual developments.

UQ’s building design, construction and operation, preferred methodologies, technologies and equipment are defined in our Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) Guidelines.

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