Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: México, Mexico
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
José Morales Orozco - Rector
Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.

Partner(s)

Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.

Description/achievement of initiative

To integrate sustainability criteria and energy efficiency in the design, construction, remodeling, maintenance and operation of its facilities.
To reduce nonrenewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and the adoption of alternative energy sources.
To record, report and seek to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from its operation.
To promote the efficient use of natural resources, material and economic and implement continuous measures for the prevention of pollution.
To reduce the amount of solid waste requiring disposal in a landfill.
To ensure the environmentally adequate management of hazardous materials.

Implementation methodologies

To consider criteria of sustainability into transport systems linked to the activity of the university, so as to reduce impacts on the environment.
To consider the social, ecological and economic impacts of the purchasing of products and services.
To embrace a permanent process of evaluation to ensure the adequate commitment to these policies to meet future social and environmental requirements.
To become an example of sustainability for society.
To comply with environmental regulations and endeavor to overcome them where possible, committing to a process of continuous environmental improvement.
To ensure that environment conditions are optimal and safe for the development of activities within the University and contribute to improving the environmental quality of its areas of influence.
To promote the university community knowledge and understanding of the environmental problems and the principles of sustainability to be translated into a commitment to action for the environment.
To incorporate the environmental dimension of sustainability in the university's curricula and research programs.
To train staff to incorporate sustainability criteria into daily activities.
To participate and support partnerships and networks to share experiences and knowledge related to sustainability.
To seek economic alternatives that promotes sustainability on campus.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
To reduce nonrenewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and the adoption of alternative energy sources 2015
To integrate sustainability criteria and energy efficiency in the design, construction, remodeling, maintenance and operation of its facilities 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of student and faculty dedicated to sustainable development
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