Case study: All Souls St Gabriels, Charters Towers

Built environment Energy North Queensland

All Souls St Gabriels is a co-ed combined primary/high school located in Charters Towers, with a combination of new and original buildings along with a modern sports centre, agricultural land and sporting ovals. Despite the diversity in size and age of buildings and infrastructure, All Souls St Gabriels have reduced their energy, water and waste significantly by implementing a number of changes.

By capturing rainwater, using recycled water and retrofitting with water saving devices, the school reduced its water use by 30% between 2015 and 2018. In addition to other energy saving measures, the school has installed a 50kW solar PV system which has saved $27,000 per year in electricity bills. The school’s waste to landfill has fallen by 90% as a result of the installation of an industrial composter and improved recycling practices.

This case study is part of a series of case studies that have been developed as part of the Queensland Communities in Transition project. It was prepared by The Ecoefficiency Group as part of the Clean Growth Choices Consortium with funding from Queensland Department of Environment and Science.