The Faculty has established an environmental section that describes how both the Arts and Law faculties deal with the challenges to make the programs more green. To facilitate this analysis they used a survey of the GMW which showed that the Law Faculty follows the University policy on energy-saving measures and incorporates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards at all the levels. Moreover, the Faculty is striving to find as much SMART solutions for the issues it has as possible, but it was proven that energy efficient measures are the most suitable solutions.
The Faculty is taking an integrated approach by always ensuring that its units are receiving sufficient control of efficient and socially responsible business practices. In addition, the units set an advisory board UFB on price and used the expertise of the sustainability coordinator and the department of energy management.
Waste is monitored yearly and the faculties look at how results may be deliberately handled with the use of facilities such as from printers (digitizing / scanning vs. print) or, for example hot drinks (use your own mug), reuse old furniture (the largest waste stream). Also furniture from the renovation of the library was given to start up companies.
The Faculty is encouraging its employees to travel by bike or by an electric bike to university if they are not living too far away.
The faculty buildings were made available for a pilot project about waterless and water-saving toilets. In this way the faculties contribute to the awareness of staff and students.
Also the Faculty has a new lighting system based on LED that is supposed to last for 50,000 hours as is planning to implement an energy monitoring system.
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