Issue 9
Monday, 06 June 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
The ACIKE building has made it on to a list of Australia’s leading green buildings
The ACIKE building has made it on to a list of Australia’s leading green buildings

Thumbs up for the ACIKE building

By Patrick Nelson

The Climate Council has included Charles Darwin University’s ACIKE building in a list of Australia’s greenest buildings.

In an online article that featured one building from each state and territory, the Climate Council wrote: “The building features controlled air-conditioning and motion-triggered, low-energy lighting.

“It maximises water efficiency by capturing water from the building’s air-conditioning and re-using it in outdoor ponds, waterfall and garden. Rainwater is also recycled and re-used in the toilets and the garden.”

CDU Chief Financial Officer Ken Suter said that this was not the first time the ACIKE building has been noted for its engineering and environmentally sustainable design.

“In 2014 it received a nationally recognised Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia and in 2013 it received a public architecture commendation at the Northern Territory Architecture Awards,” Mr Suter said.

“It was designed to be a state-of-the-art culturally sensitive facility for the delivery of a range of higher education and post-graduate study options.”

The ACIKE building was designed by DKJ projects.