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Environmental Management

AFTRS continues to identify aspects of its operations that impact on the environment. The School is committed to developing a continual improvement process to control its environmental impacts concerning energy, water, and waste management through the Environmental Management Plan.

The AFTRS program of environmental activities aims for:

  • Recording energy use to identify energy efficiency opportunities
  • Low-landfill output due to recycling programs and reuse of materials
  • Lower water usage through preventive maintenance programs
  • Continued environmentally friendly disposal of all obsolete computer and production equipment
  • Increased awareness of our commitment to sustainability, informing staff and students through the Environmental Management Plan, based on ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principles.

Environmental Performance Reporting


Alignment with ESD principles

Advancement of ESD principles

Managing contracts

Tenders and contracts for potential suppliers contain environmental evaluation and conditions

Procurement decisions and contracting integrates long- term environmental aims

Environmental Management Plan implementation

Review and modify environmental policies and management plans

Provides the basis of our environmental management program

Maintain initiatives from plan

Provides a plan and target for initiatives and energy use

Energy efficiency

AFTRS has the following initiatives in place to reduce energy consumption:

· Switchable lighting so unused areas can be switched off

· Signage to inform staff and students to switch off lights and equipment

· Low energy LED lighting replacement program

· Motion sensors for lighting and mechanical services to reduce over running in unused areas

· Routine maintenance of the air-conditioning systems to ensure they run efficiently and as designed

Collection and review of consumption data manually on- site and periodical energy audits


AFTRS continues to implement recycling programs which separate waste at source and aim to reduce waste by providing kitchen areas, crockery, and utensils, and reducing waste to landfill by encouraging recycling

Ensuring engagement with staff on environmental matters and maintaining the program


AFTRS makes use of water- efficient devices including showerheads, dual flush toilets, water-saving washers on taps and low-water usage dishwashers

Monitoring water consumption and encouraging efficient use