KEY FINDINGS FROM THE ISCN WORKING GROUPS
Working Group 1
VISITING FELLOW, THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Working Group 1
Buildings and their Sustainability Performance
Principle 1 of the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter
To demonstrate respect for nature and society, sustainability
considerations should be an integral part of planning,
construction, renovation, and operation of buildings on campus.
Presentation - Title: Sustainable Development of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) – . Presenter:
Presentation - Title: Strategic Instruments for Reducing the Carbon Footprint at Freie Universität Berlin
. Presenter: Andreas Wanke
Presentation - Title: Renovation and Green Building Certification: Case study of a historical building in a
University Campus (Bogazici University) - Presenters: Merve Tunali and Gulsume Kulce
Presentation - Title: Reduction in the midst of growth - Public-private collaboration to improve
environmental performance at The University of Hong Kong. Presenter: Dante Archangeli
Key Issues Discussed
1. Value of accreditation systems in driving
sustainable design and operations.
2. Incentives to drive change and
3. The challenges of renewing existing
infrastructure, particularly older buildings.
Goals for 2015/2016
1. Developing strategies for broadening engagement within the
campus community, particularly the student body, to build an
understanding of how sustainable infrastructure works and the
impact of behavior.
2. Expanding the discussion of Working Group 1 to including
engagement with other working groups –ie. Seeing sustainably
designed and operated buildings within the context of sustainable
campus precincts. (green neighborhoods)
3. Researching good practice in sustainable design and operations
within the sector for presentation in Siena 2016.