ACEPT architecture acknowledged

Wednesday, 09 July 2008

The commitment of Challenger TAFE's Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) to energy conservation and achieving environmental sustainability was recognised with a commendation at the recent Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Western Australia Architecture Awards.

The $21 million Centre, designed by architects Jones Coulter Young, was competing in the Public Architecture category, and judges were impressed with the energy and water efficiency of the buildings, which was “applied thoughtfully and consistently” throughout the complex.

The judges also praised the “imaginative and appropriate public art” at the Henderson Campus that highlighted the geological origins of oil and gas.

Challenger TAFE Managing Director, Liz Harris, said that while ACEPT was already recognised as an important training facility, this commendation reflected ACEPT’s forward-looking commitment to energy conservation and sustainability.

“With energy conservation at the forefront of everyone’s concerns, it’s extremely pleasing that the College’s ACEPT Campus has been acknowledged as progressive in this area,” she said.

“ACEPT not only delivers cutting-edge training to provide skilled workers to the oil & gas industry, it is also a leader in terms of sustainability, which enhances its value to the wider community.”

ACEPT welcomed its first students in February and was officially opened in May by Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and State Minister for Education and Training, Mark McGowan.

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