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Title Towards green campus operations : energy, climate and sustainable development initiatives at universities / Walter Leal Filho [and 3 others], Editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series World sustainability series
World sustainability series.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents Intro; Preface; Contents; Concepts and Reflexions on Campus Greening; 1 Space, Like Time, Is Money: Evaluating Space Utilisation in Saudi Arabian Universities; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Higher Education in Saudi Arabia; 2.1 Higher Education System in Saudi Arabia; 2.2 University Campuses in Saudi Arabia: A General Overview; 2.3 Saudi Arabia's Youth Population; 3 Space Utilisation: An Analytical Review; 3.1 Key Definitions; 3.2 The Importance of Space Utilisation Studies; 3.3 Historical Development of Space Utilisation Studies; 3.4 The Challenges in Optimising Space Utilisation.
3.5 How to Measure Space Utilisation Level3.6 The Targeted Rate of Space Utilisation; 4 Research Methodology; 5 Results and Discussion; 5.1 Frequency, Occupancy, and Utilisation Rates; 5.2 The Frequency Rate Per Timeslot; 5.3 The Occupancy Rate Per Timeslot; 5.4 Room Requirement; 5.5 Space Utilisation and User Satisfaction; 6 Conclusion and Recommendations; Acknowledgements; References; Further Reading; 2 Reflections on Sustainable Practices: Analyzing Teaching, Research, Extension and Management of a Brazilian Public University; Abstract; 1 Introduction.
2 The Role of Universities in the Dissemination of Sustainability3 The University Researched; 4 Method; 5 Results; 6 Concluding Remarks; References; 3 Sustainable Brazilian Universities: Composition of Characteristics, Indicators and Performance Parameters; Abstract; 1 The Composition of a Set of Sustainability Characteristics for Universities; 2 Sustainability in Higher Education: Path to the Goal; 3 Selection of Sustainable Universities Hosted on the ISCN Website, Belonging to Countries that Have the Same HDI of Brazil, According to UNDP HDR2015.
4 Main Characteristics of Selected Universities from Their Home Page, Related to the Question of Sustainability5 Planetary Boundaries: A Concept; 6 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); 7 The STARS®/AASHE Tools; 8 Relationships Between University and the Biosphere; 9 Indicators of Sustainable Development; 10 Compatibility of Sustainability Characteristics, Indicators and Parameters Found at Universities, with UN ASD2030; 11 The Construction of the Set of Sustainability Characteristics (SSC) for Brazilian Universities and Its Relationship with ASD2030 of the UN.
12 Conclusion: The Power of the Brazilian Sustainable UniversitiesReferences; 4 Sustainability and Climate Action in the Value Proposition of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation: Is the Future Already Happening?; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Method, Results and Discussion; 2.1 Method; 2.1.1 Reduction of Its Own Impacts; 2.1.2 New Technologies and Outreach; 2.1.3 Local Development; 2.2 Results; 2.2.1 Role, Enablers and Barriers; 2.2.2 Management Practices; 2.2.3 Green Initiatives; 2.2.4 Investment; 3 Discussion; 4 Conclusions; 5 Future Research; Annexes.
Summary Matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context, where the design and implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses can demonstrate how a given university translates the principles of sustainable development into practice, at the institutional level. Yet, there is a paucity of specific events where a dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners concerned with a) research, projects b) teaching and c) planning and infra-structure leading to campus greening takes place, so as to allow a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange of ideas and experiences on the issues, matters and problems at hand. It is against this background that this book has been prepared. It is one of the outcomes of the "First Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses" (SSUC-2017) organised by the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). This book showcases examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others. It also demonstrates the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explores the means via which university campuses can be made more sustainable. The aims of this publication are as follows: i. to provide universities with an opportunity to obtain information on campus greening and sustainable campus development initiatives from round the world; ii. to document and promote information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design, especially successful initiatives and good practice; iii. to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in campus design and operations. This book entails contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of campus greening and sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts, administration and environment.
Other author Leal Filho, Walter, editor.
Frankenberger, Fernanda, editor.
Iglecias, Patricia, editor.
Mülfarth, Roberta Consentino Kronka, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Universities and colleges -- Environmental aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319768854 (electronic bk.)
3319768859 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-76885-4