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Eddi Omrcen: Buildings as part of development and identity of sustainable campuses - experiences from University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Eddi Omrcen: Buildings as part of development and identity of sustainable campuses - experiences from University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  1. 1. www.gu.seISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03 "Buildings as part of development and identity of sustainable campuses - experiences from University of Gothenburg, Sweden" Eddi Omrcen Environmental manager ISCN Conference 2014, WG 1 Buildings Structureof presentation: • About the University of Gothenburg • Our context • Some cases • Reflections
  2. 2. www.gu.seISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03 8 faculties – 43 departments • The Sahlgrenska Academy – pharmacy, medicine, odontology and health care sciences • The Faculty of Science • The Faculty of Arts • The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts • The Faculty of Social Sciences • School of Business, Economics and Law • The Faculty of Education • The IT Faculty • 38,000 students, 26,400 full-time students • 179 educational programmes • 2,130 courses • 5,900 employees • 381,000 square meters building area • 600 million Euro total income/revenue Facts Gothenburg
  3. 3. www.gu.se Göteborgs universitet idag • Göteborgs universitet är den naturliga, gemensamma identiteten • Framstående forskning inom starka fakultetsövergripande områden • Undervisning av hög pedagogisk kvalitet ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03 Don´t own our buildings No ”Campus” We need to cooperatewith the city, region and other stakeholders! To physicly create Sustainable and Green campuses/buildings Buildings at University of Gothenburg Universityof Gothenburg a city university
  4. 4. www.gu.se Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001 and EMAS are international standards for systematic and efficient environmental work in an organization PURPOSE: • A tool for systematic work • Guarantee continuous improvements • Reduce environmental impact • Better resource management • Fulfillment of the law Certification process: • Pilot units certified in 2004 • Whole university in 2006 ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  5. 5. www.gu.se Policy and management • Policy for university buildings (2012) • Rules for implementing the policy for the university buildings (2012) • Focus on: - Environmental aspects - Functionality, work environment, safety aspects - Image and identity aspects  Sustainability group, representatives from 3 units (Facilities, Communication, Environment) ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  6. 6. www.gu.seISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03 ORGANISATION AND WHO IS MAKING THE DECISIONS
  7. 7. www.gu.se Idrottshögskolan(School of Sport Science) • Area: 3 600 m² – Sports activities – Laboratories (test/research) – Dance studio – Classrooms – Offices • Opened March 17 2011 • Environmentally Classified Building – Gold class • Green Building  University of Gothenburg– Department of Food and Nutrition/Sport Science  National knowledge center for development in sports performance and health promoting work ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  8. 8. www.gu.se Basic environmental goals • Minimized energy use • Sustainable, renewable energy sources • High and flexible indoor environmental quality and climate (IEQ, IAQ) • No environmentally harmful materials or chemicals • Sustainable materials from renewable primary sources • A moisture-proof/humidity controlled construction • Good premises for the tenant to contribute to low environmental impact • Environmental profile visualized through the building design ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  9. 9. www.gu.se Miljöbyggnad – Environmentally classified building • Swedish environmental classification system for buildings • Administrated by the Swedish Greenbuilding Council • Adapted to Swedish conditions and building standards (BBR) • For use on existing buildings and new constructions • Swedish alternative to LEED, BREAM, MINERGIE….. • GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE – CLASSIFIED BUILDING ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  10. 10. www.gu.se Energy saving project – with multiple positive effects Laboratory for Experimental Biomedicine University of Gothenburg, Sweden ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06- 03
  11. 11. www.gu.se Background • The Laboratory for Experimental Biomedicine (EBM), house a large number of animals for medical research. EBM has 9000m2 and was built in 1995-98 • The building has the highest energy consumption of all the buildings at the university, 1325 kWh/m², which costs approx. 1,5 million USD per year. ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  12. 12. www.gu.se Mission for 2009-2013 • Better work environment for animal technicians ! • Increased animal welfare ! - Secured environment in the IVC-racks - Operational alarm system of the IVC-racks - Prevent spread of infections between cages • Lower environmental impact ! - Reducing energy with 25% until 2013 - No use of fossil natural gas • Economicsavings ! IVC-rack Individual Ventilated Cages ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  13. 13. www.gu.se Results In a joint project, the Sahlgrenska Academy and the property owner, Akademiska Hus, carried out several major energy efficiency measures. • Reduces energy consumption at EBM by 24 percent between 2009 and 2012, which corresponds to 375 000 USD per year. • Removing the use of fossil natural gas, reduced carbon dioxide emissions from EBM by just over 300 tons in year 2012. • Connecting the central ventilation directly to the animal racks is an innovation, developed by our technicians and has not been done anywhere else, as far as we know. • This project is unique because it saves energy and money and it improves the work environment and the animal welfare, in the same time • During 2013, adjustments and analyses will be done in order to fulfill the first part of the project and to set up new goals for a second part. ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  14. 14. www.gu.se Case: Make use of the roofs, campus as a living lab! Assignment inthe course “Environmental Management” February 2014: Your assignment is to provide recommendations to whether, andunder what conditions, the school should agree tothe investment insolar panels, locatedat the roof of the school. Questions: • What is the expected environmentalgain, primarily in terms of GHG reductions, that follows fromthis investment? • Estimate the expected incremental cash flows that follow fromthis investment. • What is a reasonablerate of return (WACC) for this sortof investment? Does this initial analysis speak in favour of the investmentproposal? • Which arethe critical factors? • Are there any strategic arguments for or againstthis investmentand that is not captured by the formalanalysis above? Next step: Finding ways to financethe investmenttogether with the property owner based on student findings. ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03
  15. 15. www.gu.se Innovation on aspects concerning: • Not only technical/functional aspects but also: • Communication, image, identity • Organisation and Cooperation (internal and external) • Economics and finance • Environmental and sustainability ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03 Conclusion: Key to create sustainable buildings and campuses is a collaborative approach, internal and external!
  16. 16. www.gu.se Thank you for your attention! ISCN conference 2014, Harvard/MIT, 14-06-03

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