La Trobe is hoping to become Victoria's first zero-emissions university through a $75 million initiative which combined 20 separate projects.
The higher educator announced its Net Zero by 2029 emissions target on Tuesday.
Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the Albury-Wodonga campus was already playing its part with 1380 solar panels installed.
Laid end-to-end the panels would stretch for three kilometres.
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Mr Dewar said when running at peak efficiency, the panels supply almost 90 per cent of the campus' daytime power usage.
As a part of the new project, 50,000 high-efficent LED lights will progressively be installed across all campuses.
"La Trobe recognises the social, environment and economic importance of reducing our carbon footprint," Mr Dewar said.
"Not only is reducing our carbon emissions the right thing to do, it also makes good economic and environmental sense.
"Rather than simply buy carbon credits, we've got a clear plan for action and we are making genuine, local changes to become more efficient and make a deliberate switch to renewables."
The University is also harnessing its own in-house research and technology expertise to design and implement the La Trobe Energy Analytics Platform - which will monitor energy consumption in up to 50 smart buildings and make lighting, heating and cooling adjustments in real time to reduce energy consumption.