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Rio+20 : Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Udine, Italy
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
  • More information

Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Organization(s) making commitment

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Achievement of Commitment

The commitment to sustainability of the University of Udine is tangible and especially focused on greening our campuses as a means to support sustainability in the communities in which we reside.

In particular, our projects between 2012 and 2015 are based on a decade of cooperation with local authorities (municipalities and county), utilities and service providers in the fields of energy management, mobility management, waste management and residential services.

How this will be achieved

As to energy management, several actions have already been undertaken thanks to projects of our researchers in cooperation with local and international firms: for instance, photovoltaic systems are installed on our roofs since 2009, as well as demonstration projects of innovative solar installations (converters, mirrors, solar trackers).

The early involvement of the University in municipal energy planning and joint research and consultancy projects with the Municipality of Udine and the Regional Health System brought about a cogeneration and district heating concept for the City and University hospital, the scientific campus, several large buildings in the area and all residential buildings in the area. This concept is now been put into practice: the system is being built and is expected to come on line in 2013.

As to mobility and waste management, a working table involving local service providers and communities started at the end of 2011 with the aim of improving services for our students. The aims of the joint project entitled “Zero impact Uniud for a sustainable University” include optimizing public transport schedules, organizing bike sharing points at our campuses and enhancing selective waste collection.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Joint project entitled “Zero impact Uniud for a sustainable University” 2015
Innovative solar installations 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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