University of Wollongong now home to Australia's most sustainable building

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated November 26 2019 - 9:15pm, first published 1:00am
Easy being green: The UOW's building has green walls, 468 solar panels to support net zero energy and an onsite rainwater system to enable net zero water performance. Picture: Supplied.

The University of Wollongong is officially home to Australian's most sustainable building, after an Innovation Campus centre received full marks under the world's toughest green standard for buildings.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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