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Sustainability Status Quo of Sichuan University
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1 Introduction
2 Results
3 Suggestions & Outlook
Contents
Introduction
PART ONE
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University sustainability in the world
Background:International
Global Challenges
Expansion
Of university sustainability...
Background:China
Actions of university sustainability in China
5
The State Council (2017)
13th five-year plan--Economical ...
Introduction to Sichuan University
6
Sustainability is the mission to SCU
Sichuan University Stanford University
No. of St...
Questionnaire Sample N=1104
Process & Objectives
Self-learning & Seminars(Feb-Mar 2017)
Investigation (Apr-May 2017)
(Ques...
A Quick Conclusion
8
A Quick Conclusion
Sichuan University has started a progressing,
but not yet systematic approach to sustainability.
9
Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Sup...
Results
PART TWO
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
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126
144
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3.2%
6.9% 7.6%
6.3% 7.5%
2.5%
3.2%
4.0%
3.3%
16.0%
0%
3%
6%
9%
12%
15%
18%
0
40
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2012 2013 20...
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3.2%
6.9% 7.6%
6.3% 7.5%
2.5%
3.2%
4.0%
3.3%
16.0%
0%
3%
6%
9%
12%
15%
18%
0
40
80
120
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2012 2013 20...
SCU is making great progress
*Student participation= No. of students doing sustainable research/ No. of students doing res...
Research topics: start small, go deep, think big
Southwestern
Sichuan
Chengdu
SCU
Earthquake Area
Rural Area
Think Globall...
Diverse research fields, interdisciplinary researches prevail
Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU, 2012-2016
RESEARCH
F...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Curriculum
Source: Office of Academic Affair
Sustainability courses increased by 39.9% in total amoun...
Scores
Scores
Scores
SCU has the most sustainability courses among the five universities
Source: Office of Academic Affair...
Scores
Scores
Scores
46.2%
17.6%
7.7%
7.1%
4.4%
2.8%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Archit...
Scores
Scores
Scores
• High attendance rate: 40%--45%
undergraduate students attend
sustainability courses every year
• 60...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU
Course topics are comprehensive but imbalanced
Curriculum
Topi...
Scores
Scores
Scores
17.9%
71.9%
10.2%
20.8%
66.1%
13.1%
22.3%
68.3%
9.5%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
extraordinari...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
ScoresScores
Energy & Building
SCU has a low electricity consumption level
83.5 105.7 95.8 109.6 126.4 117.7
772.3
740.9 7...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Energy & Building
Energy efficiency projects of SCU buildings: water-source
2,835,440 kWh per year
2,...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Energy & Building
Energy efficiency projects of SCU buildings: air-source
Source: SCU SUSP 2017 28
80...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Energy & Building
83.5 105.7 95.8 109.6 126.4 117.7
772.3
740.9 760.4 764
744.2
606.3
0
100
200
300
4...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Food
673 tons 12,316 tons 1,231,600 trees
26.92kg 492.64 kg 50 trees
In Total
Per Capita
Carbon footp...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Food
SCU1 Stanford2
Organic Food 1%
38%+6%Local or
Community-based
(within 400km)
79%
Food Waste
Trea...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Food
Organic food has gained some support at SCU
According to a survey conducted by SUSP:
44% of the ...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Waste
Recycling system remains immature and primitive
CompressionTransit Jiujiang Incineration
1.4kg/...
Scores
Scores
Source: stars.aashe.org; Sichuan University Logistics Department; China National Bureau of Statistics
2.27 2...
Scores
Waste
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
• Respondents are satisfied
with campus garbage
disposal;
• Dorm garbage and
express pa...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Waste
Most students can’t or don’t sort waste
35.3%
48.4%
16.3% Seldom or
Never
Occassional
Always
52...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Waste
Respondents don’t typically reduce plastic bag usage
15.5%
69.0%
15.5%
42.4%
47.5%
10.1%
0%
10%...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Water
SCU’s water consumption has a declining trend
1.6
1.5
1.2
1.4
1.2 1.2
0.0
0.3
0.6
0.9
1.2
1.5
1...
ScoresScores
Water consumption level is fair, but could be better
Source: SCU SUSP 2017, Stanford University, China Nation...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Water
We measured less than we actually consumed
2.8 million 𝑚"
1.3 million 𝑚"
Water supply
$640,000W...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Water
The reasons that we measured less than we used
44
The erosion of pipeline networks
cause water ...
Scores
Scores
Scores
Water
The area of surface water is 10% of our campus
• Landscape
• Greening water
• Eco-system
• Micr...
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Support for Public TransitRespondents' Means of Mobility
Sustainable transportation is the mainstream in SCU
• More than 8...
Thanks to a reliable public transit network
Transportation:Sustainable Methods
• Bus lines 804, 817,
and 91
• Upcoming sub...
Support for sustainable on-campus transit
Transportation:Support
Thousand-lot short-term bicycle park Electric scooter cha...
An all-diesel school fleet in SCU
Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet
• 58 diesel buses
• Not a single gasoline-
electri...
An all-diesel school fleet in SCU
Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet
• 58 diesel buses
• Not a single gasoline-
electri...
An all-diesel school fleet in SCU
Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet
• 58 diesel buses
• Not a single gasoline-
electri...
Bike-sharing is making impact on school mobility
Transportation:ASharing Trend
• RMB 0.5 (USD 0.07) for a 30-min ride
• Do...
Bike-sharing is making impact on school mobility
Transportation:ASharing Trend
• RMB 0.5 (USD 0.07) for a 30-min ride
• Do...
Bike-sharing in China is easy to use
Transportation:ASharing Trend
Locate available bikes via app Scan QR codes or type in...
Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Sup...
Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Sup...
Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Sup...
Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Sup...
Suggestions & Outlook
PART THREE
Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities
Public Transit Support Green Vehicles
Policy Measurement Publici...
Student voices from questionnaire results
Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104
Suggestions
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Sustainability office
(Planning & Administration)
Academics
Operation
(carbon footprint)
Engagement
(participation)
Low-ca...
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
An example of outdoor space vibrancy
Natural material
Figure 1 The Chosen Site
Figure 2 Current situ...
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
An example of sponge campus - dormitory area
Outlook 2: Sponge Campus
1.Hard pavement
2.Too much gre...
1.Fixed rail
2.Straight road
3.Hard pavement
4.Hard bank Source: SCU SUSP 2017
An example of sponge campus – Jiangan River...
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
The Long Bridge problems
Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge
• 418 meters long
• Many students hav...
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
An example of long bridge vibrancy
Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge
slippery
The plan
Commute m...
Source: SCU SUSP 2017
More shade, less danger
Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge
• More shade
• Permeable pavement
• Bi...
Conclusions
Sichuan University has started a progressing,
but not yet systematic approach to sustainability.
70
Conclusions
To systematically initiate SCU’s sustainability
leadership, we suggest…
71
Conclusions
Action
Planning Assessment
Feedback
Sustainability
Office
72
Thank you!
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  1. 1. Sustainability Status Quo of Sichuan University 1
  2. 2. 1 Introduction 2 Results 3 Suggestions & Outlook Contents
  3. 3. Introduction PART ONE
  4. 4. 4 University sustainability in the world Background:International Global Challenges Expansion Of university sustainability Systematism 20 1634 In 1990 In 2017 STARS (29à816) 2011à2017 Indicator systems STARS: The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, stars.aashe.org
  5. 5. Background:China Actions of university sustainability in China 5 The State Council (2017) 13th five-year plan--Economical Campus Energy-saving Regulatory System Shandong Jiaotong University (2014) Award Winner in International Sustainable Campus Network (5 in 2017) Ministry of education (2016) Green Campus Development Research Fund Source: international-sustainable-campus-network.org
  6. 6. Introduction to Sichuan University 6 Sustainability is the mission to SCU Sichuan University Stanford University No. of Students 60000+ (No.4) 16000+ No. of International Students 3000+ 3419 Floor Area 4.7 million m2 (No.11) 3.3 million m2 Rank No.8 in China No.2 Worldwide Source: scu.edu.cn; stanford.edu; Wu Shulian Chinese University Rankings 2016-2017; QS World University Rankings 2017
  7. 7. Questionnaire Sample N=1104 Process & Objectives Self-learning & Seminars(Feb-Mar 2017) Investigation (Apr-May 2017) (Questionnaire & Indicator Teams) Status Quo Analysis Proposal to Sichuan University (Jul 2017) Systematic Initiation Stanford University Visit SCU-SUSP 2017 Roadmap & Objectives Roadmap Objectives 7
  8. 8. A Quick Conclusion 8
  9. 9. A Quick Conclusion Sichuan University has started a progressing, but not yet systematic approach to sustainability. 9
  10. 10. Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration
  11. 11. Results PART TWO
  12. 12. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Classification Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  13. 13. 35 126 144 132 150 3.2% 6.9% 7.6% 6.3% 7.5% 2.5% 3.2% 4.0% 3.3% 16.0% 0% 3% 6% 9% 12% 15% 18% 0 40 80 120 160 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Sustainability-Related Projects Total No. % of sustainability-related research % of national-level projects Scores Scores Scores Sustainability-related student research enhanced Student Research 2012-2016, quantity increased by: 3.3% quality improved by: 13.5% Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU 13
  14. 14. 35 126 144 132 150 3.2% 6.9% 7.6% 6.3% 7.5% 2.5% 3.2% 4.0% 3.3% 16.0% 0% 3% 6% 9% 12% 15% 18% 0 40 80 120 160 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Sustainability-Related Projects Total No. % of sustainability-related research % of national-level projects Scores Scores Scores Sustainability-related student research enhanced Student Research 2012-2016, quantity increased by: 3.3% quality improved by: 13.5% Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU 14
  15. 15. SCU is making great progress *Student participation= No. of students doing sustainable research/ No. of students doing research #College participation= No. of colleges doing sustainable research/ No. of college doing research 3.2% 8.2% 8.0% 23.9% 25.6% 18.8% 0% 20% 40% 2012 2014 2016 Student Participation* 37.9% 58.6% 70.0% 62.1% 75.9% 75.0% 0% 40% 80% 2012 2014 2016 College Participation# Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU The difference has narrowed by 10% 19% Student Research Stanford SCU Stanford SCU 15
  16. 16. Research topics: start small, go deep, think big Southwestern Sichuan Chengdu SCU Earthquake Area Rural Area Think Globally Act Locally Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU 2012: 63% 2016: 36% Student Research 16
  17. 17. Diverse research fields, interdisciplinary researches prevail Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU, 2012-2016 RESEARCH FIELD COLLEGE COORDINATE Environment Economy Society Culture Water Resource & Hydropower Architecture & Environment Economics Public Administration Law History & Tourism Literature & Journalism 60% 20% 15% 5% Interdisciplinary 20% Student Research 17
  18. 18. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  19. 19. Scores Scores Scores Curriculum Source: Office of Academic Affair Sustainability courses increased by 39.9% in total amount The amountof sustainability courses % of sustainability courses in total courses 248 268 307 323 3472.2% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5% 2.7% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Sustainability Courses in SCU, 2012-2016 19
  20. 20. Scores Scores Scores SCU has the most sustainability courses among the five universities Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU, Peking University, Nanjing University, Tongji University and Dalian University of Technology 182 74 71 142 46 2.7% 2.9% 4.1% 2.7% 2.1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 4% 5% 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 SCU Peking Univerisity Nanjing University Tongji University Dalian University of Technology /courses % of sustainability courses in total courses The amountof sustainability courses Curriculum Sustainability Courses in Chinese Universities, 2016-2017 Spring Term 20
  21. 21. Scores Scores Scores 46.2% 17.6% 7.7% 7.1% 4.4% 2.8% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Architecture & Environment Chemistry Life Science Electrical Engeneering & Information Art Light Industry, Textile & Food Engineering Medicine Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU Curriculum Landscape Plant and Water Quality College Contribution to Sustainability Courses, 2016-2017 Spring Term More colleges realize the importance of sustainability 21
  22. 22. Scores Scores Scores • High attendance rate: 40%--45% undergraduate students attend sustainability courses every year • 60% of class capacity of the above classes were taken in the spring term 2016 Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU Curriculum 43.42% 43.20% 42.54% 42.52% 45.52% 41.00% 41.50% 42.00% 42.50% 43.00% 43.50% 44.00% 44.50% 45.00% 45.50% 46.00% 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 The Percentage of Students Who Attend Sustainability Courses, 2012--2016 Students have a high attendance rate in sustainability courses 22
  23. 23. Scores Scores Scores Source: Office of Academic Affair, SCU Course topics are comprehensive but imbalanced Curriculum Topics of sustainability courses, 2012--2016 Environment, Society, Energy, Resource: 95%+ ClimateChange Economics 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 environment society energy resource economic climate change 23
  24. 24. Scores Scores Scores 17.9% 71.9% 10.2% 20.8% 66.1% 13.1% 22.3% 68.3% 9.5% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% extraordinarily slightly no effect Enrich knowledge for sustainability Affect life style Affect attitude towards environmental degradation 90% of respondents found the courses influential Curriculum Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 How Much Did Courses Influence Respondents? 24
  25. 25. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  26. 26. ScoresScores Energy & Building SCU has a low electricity consumption level 83.5 105.7 95.8 109.6 126.4 117.7 772.3 740.9 760.4 764 744.2 606.3 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Electricity Intensity (kWh/(㎡*y)) Reason: Strict Energy Management • Temporary electricity cut-off in dorms between 12am and 6am on workdays • Fixed air conditioner temperatures ≥ 25 ℃ in summer ≤ 20 ℃ in winter; • Colleges pay their own fees • Etc. Source: stars.aashe.org; SCU SUSP 2017 26 Stanford SCU-Jiang’an Campus
  27. 27. Scores Scores Scores Energy & Building Energy efficiency projects of SCU buildings: water-source 2,835,440 kWh per year 2,698 tons per year $ 208,228 per year Water-source Heat Pumps Source: SCU SUSP 2017 27
  28. 28. Scores Scores Scores Energy & Building Energy efficiency projects of SCU buildings: air-source Source: SCU SUSP 2017 28 80% 14.5 tons per year Air-source Heat Pumps
  29. 29. Scores Scores Scores Energy & Building 83.5 105.7 95.8 109.6 126.4 117.7 772.3 740.9 760.4 764 744.2 606.3 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Electricity Intensity (kWh/(㎡*y)) • 85% respondents are not informed of energy projects above; • Green Building Certification is not popular on SCU campus: 0% certified in SCU vs. 56% in Stanford University We have lower electricity intensity, but more could’ve been done Source: stars.aashe.org; SCU SUSP 2017 29 SCU-Jiang’an Campus Stanford
  30. 30. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  31. 31. Scores Scores Scores Food 673 tons 12,316 tons 1,231,600 trees 26.92kg 492.64 kg 50 trees In Total Per Capita Carbon footprint of pork and chicken consumption in 2016 Source: Dining Center, SCU 31
  32. 32. Scores Scores Scores Food SCU1 Stanford2 Organic Food 1% 38%+6%Local or Community-based (within 400km) 79% Food Waste Treatment Biofuel Feed for Animals Composting Systematic Management Not Installed Sustainable Food System Food management mostly is not systematic Source: [1] Dining Center, SCU; [2] stars.aashe.org 32
  33. 33. Scores Scores Scores Food Organic food has gained some support at SCU According to a survey conducted by SUSP: 44% of the respondents support SCU purchasing organic food at a higher cost 32% of the respondents reported that they often consume organic food Fish consumed at SCU is third party certificated as organic food Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 33
  34. 34. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  35. 35. Scores Scores Scores Waste Recycling system remains immature and primitive CompressionTransit Jiujiang Incineration 1.4kg/(cap*d) Mixed Waste generate power 12000 kWh per day Sold Plastic Bottles Paper Boxes 35
  36. 36. Scores Scores Source: stars.aashe.org; Sichuan University Logistics Department; China National Bureau of Statistics 2.27 2.16 2.13 1.12 1.23 1.40 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 kg/(cap*d) year Total Waste Generated Per Capita Per Day Stanford Chengdu,1.50 SCU Waste Waste generation in Sichuan University is growing 36
  37. 37. Scores Waste Source: SCU SUSP 2017 • Respondents are satisfied with campus garbage disposal; • Dorm garbage and express packing disposal need improvement Most respondents are satisfied with waste handling on campus 3.6% 32.4% 63.8% 10.3% 46.0% 43.5% 14.7% 49.0% 36.1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Unsatisfied Fair Satisfied Respondents' Assessment on Garbage Disposal Campus Garbage Disposal Dorm Garbage Disposal Express Packing Disposal 37
  38. 38. Scores Scores Scores Waste Most students can’t or don’t sort waste 35.3% 48.4% 16.3% Seldom or Never Occassional Always 52.7% 47.3% Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 Not Able to SortAble to Sort Are You Able to Sort Waste? How Often Do You Sort Waste? 38
  39. 39. Scores Scores Scores Waste Respondents don’t typically reduce plastic bag usage 15.5% 69.0% 15.5% 42.4% 47.5% 10.1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Seldom or Never Occasional or Often Always Awareness to use less plastic bags Fluency of bringing bags when shopping Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 Awareness & Action of Plastic Bag Usage Frequency of bringing bags when shopping 39
  40. 40. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  41. 41. Scores Scores Scores Water SCU’s water consumption has a declining trend 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.8 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Annual Water Consumption Source: SCU SUSP 2017 But more improvement could’ve been done… 41 (million 𝑚" )
  42. 42. ScoresScores Water consumption level is fair, but could be better Source: SCU SUSP 2017, Stanford University, China NationalBureau of Statistics • Water conservation policies have been emphasized From the questionnaire: • Student awareness is laudable • The publicity of water management needs to be strengthened 91.2 85.6 65.9 63.4 63.7 64.6 58 63 68 73 78 83 88 93 2013 2014 2015 Water Consumption Per Capita Per Year Water 42 (𝑚" )
  43. 43. Scores Scores Scores Water We measured less than we actually consumed 2.8 million 𝑚" 1.3 million 𝑚" Water supply $640,000Where did go? 43 Water measured
  44. 44. Scores Scores Scores Water The reasons that we measured less than we used 44 The erosion of pipeline networks cause water loss Data is not publicly disclosed and is incomplete Lack of water meters cause inaccurate measurements
  45. 45. Scores Scores Scores Water The area of surface water is 10% of our campus • Landscape • Greening water • Eco-system • Micro climate • Vibrant water front Mingyuan Lake, Jiang’an Campus 45
  46. 46. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office
  47. 47. Support for Public TransitRespondents' Means of Mobility Sustainable transportation is the mainstream in SCU • More than 80% of respondents travel sustainably • 69% of respondents favor public transportation Transportation:Sustainable Methods Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 47 Public Transportation 53.4% Cycle 11.3% Somewhat favor 49.1% Taxi 16.95% Walk 15.3% Drive 1.4% Strongly favor 19.5% Neutral 25.2% Somewhat oppose 4.4% Strongly oppose 1.7%
  48. 48. Thanks to a reliable public transit network Transportation:Sustainable Methods • Bus lines 804, 817, and 91 • Upcoming subway line no.8 • School fleet running daily 48
  49. 49. Support for sustainable on-campus transit Transportation:Support Thousand-lot short-term bicycle park Electric scooter charging sockets Faculty residential area In-dorm vehicle parking space Bicycle and pedestrian lanes In-campus passenger tricycles 49
  50. 50. An all-diesel school fleet in SCU Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet • 58 diesel buses • Not a single gasoline- electric, diesel-electric, plug-in hybrid, or 100% electric bus 50
  51. 51. An all-diesel school fleet in SCU Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet • 58 diesel buses • Not a single gasoline- electric, diesel-electric, plug-in hybrid, or 100% electric bus • 42 round trips everyday; total mileage 939 miles • Daily diesel consumption: approx. 469 liter Round trip mileage: 22.3 miles (36 km) Jiang’an Campus Huaxi & Wangjiang Campuses 51
  52. 52. An all-diesel school fleet in SCU Transportation:An Unsustainable Fleet • 58 diesel buses • Not a single gasoline- electric, diesel-electric, plug-in hybrid, or 100% electric bus • 42 round trips everyday; total mileage 939 miles • Daily diesel consumption: approx. 469 liter Round trip mileage: 22.3 miles (36 km) Jiang’an Campus Huaxi & Wangjiang Campuses 52
  53. 53. Bike-sharing is making impact on school mobility Transportation:ASharing Trend • RMB 0.5 (USD 0.07) for a 30-min ride • Dockless;unlock via mobile apps • Student/ faculty discount • Over 2000 Ofo bikes deployed in Jiang’an Campus MoBike 53
  54. 54. Bike-sharing is making impact on school mobility Transportation:ASharing Trend • RMB 0.5 (USD 0.07) for a 30-min ride • Dockless;unlock via mobile apps • Student/ faculty discount • Over 2000 Ofo bikes deployed in Jiang’an Campus MoBike 54
  55. 55. Bike-sharing in China is easy to use Transportation:ASharing Trend Locate available bikes via app Scan QR codes or type in numbers Unlock the bike and ride Park on sidewalks (no base) 55
  56. 56. Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration
  57. 57. Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration
  58. 58. Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration
  59. 59. Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration
  60. 60. Suggestions & Outlook PART THREE
  61. 61. Student Research EnvironmentAssociation Social Activities Public Transit Support Green Vehicles Policy Measurement Publicity Rainwater Reuse Inclusive Content Special Fund Comprehensive Curriculum Sustainability Course System Local-based Materials Food ManagementSystem Primitive Recycling Waste Sorting Usage Management Efficiency Projects Publicity Certification Overview: Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Sustainability Status Quo of SCU, 2017 Academics Curriculum Operation Food Waste Energy & Building Water Transportation Ground Purchasing Engagement Things done Things not done Reference:Sustainability Tracking,Assessment& Rating System Student Research Landscape IPM Program Sustainable Bids Certification Planning & Administration Sustainability Planning Sustainability Office 61
  62. 62. Student voices from questionnaire results Source: SUSP 2017 Questionnaire, Sample N=1104 Suggestions 62
  63. 63. Sustainability office (Planning & Administration) Academics Operation (carbon footprint) Engagement (participation) Low-carbon festival Vegetarian promotion weekGreen building Compulsory courses Sponge campus Long bridge redesign Sustainable workshop Fund Educational farm Waste 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) Suggestions 63
  64. 64. Source: SCU SUSP 2017 An example of outdoor space vibrancy Natural material Figure 1 The Chosen Site Figure 2 Current situation Figure 3 Future indoor effects Natural light Passive ventilation Outlook 1: Sustainable Creation Workshop From green land to creation space 64
  65. 65. Source: SCU SUSP 2017 An example of sponge campus - dormitory area Outlook 2: Sponge Campus 1.Hard pavement 2.Too much grey area 3.Single landscape 1.Permeable pavement 2.Rain gardens 3.Participatory landscape Now Future 65
  66. 66. 1.Fixed rail 2.Straight road 3.Hard pavement 4.Hard bank Source: SCU SUSP 2017 An example of sponge campus – Jiangan River Outlook 2: Sponge Campus Now Future water accessibility attractive road Permeable pavement Aquatic plants 66
  67. 67. Source: SCU SUSP 2017 The Long Bridge problems Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge • 418 meters long • Many students have become the victims of this “grey bridge”. The living area The teaching area Lack of plants No shade No bike lane slippery Heat Stone pavement 67
  68. 68. Source: SCU SUSP 2017 An example of long bridge vibrancy Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge slippery The plan Commute mode Permeable pavement Resting space Solar street light plants bamboo 68
  69. 69. Source: SCU SUSP 2017 More shade, less danger Outlook 3: The Redesign ofLong Bridge • More shade • Permeable pavement • Bike lane • More green • Resting space • Solar street light Figure 1 The redesign of long bridge 69
  70. 70. Conclusions Sichuan University has started a progressing, but not yet systematic approach to sustainability. 70
  71. 71. Conclusions To systematically initiate SCU’s sustainability leadership, we suggest… 71
  72. 72. Conclusions Action Planning Assessment Feedback Sustainability Office 72
  73. 73. Thank you! 73

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