Annual Energy Consumption
The Annual Energy graph shows La Trobe’s annual stationary energy consumption in gigajoules (GJ) for the years 2016 to 2020.
Each year's consumption data is divided into the different fuel types used by the University, including:
- Electricity sourced from the grid
- Natural gas
- Renewables (solar Photovoltaic)
Where do we use energy at La Trobe?
- Diesel (0%) - this is primarily used by backup generations (ceased use in 2020)
- Electricity (34%) - this is used mainly by, lights, air conditioning and computers
- LPG (1%) - this is used by some older equipment such as portable heaters
- Natural Gas (60%) - this is used to heat hot water and air
- Renewables (4%) - solar power
* Based on 2020 performance
What can you do to reduce your energy use at La Trobe?
- Switch off lights, fans and air conditioning when not required
- Switch off computers and monitors at the end of the day
- Report faulty lights or electrical equipment to Infrastructure and Operations. (Students call - 039479 2017) and (Staff use Archibus)
What can you do to reduce your energy use at home?
- Make sure your home is well insulated and draught-proof
- Turn off devices at the wall plug, when not required, especially televisions
- Replace old incandescent or CFL lamps with LEDs
- Install solar photovoltaic systems combined with battery storage (government rebates available)
- Replace gas hot water systems with electric heat pumps
- Upgrade to more efficient appliances (if older than 10 years) such as fridges and dishwashers and check energy rating labels
Visit the Victorian Government's Energy Saver website for more ways to save energy and access rebates.
Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our work on reducing our energy use and transitioning to renewable energy sources assists us in saving emissions and energy costs.
It helps us contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals: