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Dalla Gasperina, Liane; Mazutti, Janaina; Londero Brandli, Luciana; dos Santos Rabello, Roberto – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Smart campuses can be seen as the future of higher education efforts, especially for their contributions to sustainability and to encourage innovation. This paper aims to present the benefits of smart practices in a Higher Education Institutions and highlights its connections to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Objectives
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Lee, Suyeon; Lee, Seyeon – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate potential impact of internal carbon pricing in emission reduction in Higher education institutions (HEIs). Over the past century, human activities have increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere. If GHG emissions continue their upward trend, this will disturb the natural balance and trigger…
Descriptors: College Administration, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Higher Education
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Timmons, David S.; Weil, Benjamin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Many institutions of higher education have committed to carbon neutrality. Given this goal, the main economic issue is minimizing cost. As for society as a whole, dominant decarbonization strategies are renewable electricity generation, electrification of end uses and energy efficiency. The purpose of this paper is to describe the optimum…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Climate
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Schmidt, Matthew; Hobbie, Hannes; Hauser, Philipp – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an analytical framework toward facilitating the quantitative measurement of interdisciplinary understanding regarding sustainable energy systems with an application in the area of capacity-building projects in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The analytical framework is developed using…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Capacity Building, Program Descriptions, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bertossi, Alberto; Marangon, Francesco – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Changing the present behavior of individuals toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a complex task requiring a well-established strategy and institutional commitment. The purpose of this paper is to understand the strategic steps, as proposed by Steg and Vlek (2009), that has been mostly focused on by higher education institutions (HEIs)…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education, Student Behavior
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Wubah, Daniel; Steuer, Chris; Brown, Guilbert; Rice, Karen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to provide an example of how higher education institutions (HEIs) can use a successful campus infrastructure project to fund a student- and faculty-led, community-success platform that advances the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Design/methodology/approach: The authors applied conceptual models for systems thinking…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Systems Building, School Buildings
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Tonietto, Rebecca; O'Brien, Lara; Van Haitsma, Cyrus; Su, Chenyang; Blankertz, Nicole; Mosiniak, Hannah Grace Shaheen; Short, Caleb; Dawson, Heather Ann – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The University of Michigan (U-M) is planning its course toward carbon neutrality. A key component in U-M carbon accounting is the calculation of carbon sinks via estimation of carbon storage and biosequestration on U-M landholdings. Here, this paper aims to compare multiple remote sensing methods across U-M natural lands and urban…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Energy Conservation, Urban Universities, Ecology
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Tominaga, Leonardo Keiti de Godoy; Martins, Vitor William Batista; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Anholon, Rosley; Silva, Dirceu; Pinto, Jefferson Souza; Leal Filho, Walter; Lima Junior, Francisco Rodrigues – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to critically analyze the engineering education focused on sustainability in supply chain management, in courses offered by Brazilian higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: Topics related to sustainable supply chain management were listed from the literature and used as a framework to gather…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Sustainability, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Xie, Xiaohuan; Qin, Shiyu; Gou, Zhonghua; Yi, Ming – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Aiming to find out how to incorporate green building into the architectural curriculum, this study aims to explore the psychological path for cultivating architectural students' awareness and motivation to learn the green design concepts and related technologies. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a global review of relevant…
Descriptors: Building Design, Architectural Education, Energy Conservation, Ecological Factors
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Casado-Aranda, Luis-Alberto; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia; Trindade, Jorge; Paço, Arminda; Lizcano Casas, David; Landeta, Ana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Universities are continually transforming its structure and governance in response to the new social, environmental and economic challenges. Particularly, there has recently been a growing academic interest for measuring sustainable practices of higher education institutions (HEI) aiming to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions, as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Universities, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Flórez-Parra, Jesús Mauricio; Lopez-Perez, Maria Victoria; López Hernández, Antonio M.; Garde Sánchez, Raquel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the internal and external factors related to the disclosure of environmental information in universities which reflect the actions carried out in these universities. Design/methodology/approach: Taking as reference the first 200 universities in the Shanghai ranking, several factors associated with…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Governance, Universities, Reputation
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Lange Salvia, Amanda; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Leal Filho, Walter; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the different roles universities can perform to contribute to sustainable development, it is through teaching and outreach that they might be able to connect to the academic and local communities the most. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which energy sustainability is being considered in campus…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Outreach Programs, College Instruction
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Ortega Lasuen, Unai; Ortuzar Iragorri, Maria Arritokieta; Diez, Jose Ramon – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to present the results of a study aimed at performing a first diagnosis of energy literacy and energy use in a Faculty of Education, by means of identifying energy consumption patterns, as well as energy literacy and commitments regarding energy transition. This diagnosis is the basis for establishing the foundations of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Energy, Energy Conservation
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Berker, Thomas; Woods, Ruth – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relevance and use of the concept "reverse salient" in ambitious infrastructural change. Thomas Hughes, in his seminal study of socio-technical system building, observed that the elimination of "reverse salients", i.e. subsystems that because of their limited performance…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Creativity
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Ares-Pernas, Ana; Carvajal, Carmen Coronado; Gomis Rodríguez, Alfonso; Fernández Ibáñez, María Isabel; Díaz Casás, Vicente; Zaragoza Fernández, María Sonia; Bouza Fernández, María Sonia; Santos Pita, Manuela del Pilar; García Allut, Antonio Domingo; Comesaña Pérez, María Pilar; Caínzos López, María Jesús; Feal Cabezón, Belén; Torres Miño, Araceli – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to present and describe the main actions carried out in six different faculties and common areas such as cultural and research centres and administrative buildings in the Ferrol campus at the University of A Coruña to achieve the second green flag on a Galician University. Design/methodology/approach: A case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development
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