• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Massimo Giovannini ľ Rector
UniversitÓ Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria


UniversitÓ Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Description/achievement of initiative

In order to pursue the target of a sustainalbe development, the UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria is currently involved in several research projects on clean energies or carbon emission control, such as:
- future and high-efficiency concentration photovoltaic systems
- frictionless wind generators based on magnetic levitation
- power generation from seawaves and sea water streams
- intelligent and low carbon impact buildings

Implementation methodologies

The University has also realized, or is currently commited to realize, the following initiatives:
installation of a low power consuption lighting system within all the university buildings. The smart lighting system is based on fluorescent bulbs which are wireless connected each other for a centralized diagnostic and control
installation of a grid connected photovoltaic plant capable of produncing a peak-power of kW
installation of grid connected wind turbines, capable of producing overall a peak-power of 300 kW, representing one fourth of the peak electric power requested by the University

Deliverable Date
Research projects on clean energies or carbon emission control 2015
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainability
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