On 30th November 2020, the International Campus, Zhejiang University received the EcoCampus platinum certification, becoming the world's first EcoCampus platinum certified campus outside the UK. The campus has been adhering to the concept of green, energy-saving and sustainability since the beginning of its construction, striving to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) implemented by the United Nations. The International Campus is committed to building a sustainable campus in line with international standards. 17 Sustainable Development Goals What is EcoCampus? The EcoCampus National Award Scheme is funded by British government's Higher Education Fund Committee and recognized by the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency. It complies with the international environmental management standard ISO14000, which is a worldwide recognized certification for sustainable campus. One third of the universities in the UK are members of the EcoCampus system. The standards of the EcoCampus system in campus construction is categorized into different phases, which including the bronze certification, silver certification, gold certification and platinum certification. Three years, the platinum certification! The International Campus joined the EcoCampus certification system in 2018 and received the silver certification in January 2019. Dr. Peter Redfern of Nottingham Trent University gave a high evaluation during the on-site audit of the campus. After further improving the sustainable campus system and the process management system, we received the gold certification in December 2019 and the platinum certification in November 2020, signifying that the International Campus possesses strong sustainable campus operation and management capabilities, and the operation effect is significant. Sustainable campus gains recognition again The concept of sustainable campus had been established during the early planning of the International Campus, Zhejiang University. In April 2018, it obtained the certificate of two-star green building design label, which indicates that the International Campus has fully considered implementing energy conservation, the use of renewable energy, the use of non-traditional water sources, and the use of recyclable building materials in the design and construction of the campus. The energy saving and environmental protection effects are remarkable. In September 2019, the Library and the Learning and Teaching Building North A had been awarded the platinum certification of LEED V4.1 O+M ARC certification system, indicating that the International Campus has become the first university campus in the world to have been awarded LEED V4.1 O+M ARC platinum certification. Recently, the International Campus has passed the EcoCampus platinum certification, which is another recognition of the sustainable campus concept that the International Campus has established. This represents that the International Campus has the world's leading sustainable campus operation and management capabilities. Our campus Planning and construction The International Campus adheres to the concept of sustainability in the overall planning and construction. It strives to build an exemplary sustainable campus model for international cooperation campus. Sponge campus: Design of bio-retention zone and concave green space, use of permeable paving materials, control of drainage capacity of water system, rainwater collection system and utilization of non-traditional water sources. The utilization rate of non-traditional water sources reaches 15%, which saves approximately 100,000 tons of water resources every year. Renewable energy: Targeted renewable energy application systems, such as solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, ground source heat pump systems, air source heat pumps are implemented according to the different types of functions acquired by different buildings. The application of renewable energy reached 6.69 million kWh/year. Education The campus values the importance of developing students' sustainable concepts. In February 2019, the first batch of "Green Campus Ambassadors" were recruited. They participated in the 1st conference of Asian Sustainable Campus Network (ASCN) and won the "Excellent Student Activity Award". The campus has supported students to participate in garbage classification management, and to fully implement garbage classification in the campus. The campus has built a sustainable campus webpage, which publicizes monthly building energy consumption, organizes a series of trainings on the "Sustainable Campus Learning Base", provides basic data support for scientific research topics, builds open communication channels, and continues to spread environmental protection concept. Facility services The campus has built intelligent systems such as a public energy resource supervision system, an air-conditioning energy-saving centralized control system, and an intelligent security system to centrally monitor the facilities and energy consumption, conduct unified management of access control and monitoring, ensure energy-saving operation and conduct real-time monitoring, provide linkage to space and equipment, improve the efficiency of campus facilities, reduce waste of resources, and enhance the experience of teachers and students. Coexisting with environment The International Campus insists on the use of non-toxic pesticides and manual weeding to reduce the impact of chemical agents to the natural environment. The International Campus also uses plant leaves for composting to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers. Meanwhile, local greening species were used to build a reasonable ecological chain and protect the biodiversity. An environmental protection station was built to ensure the reasonable classification of campus domestic waste and the safe storage of hazardous chemicals. The International Campus also conducts a smoke-free campus management system to build a harmonious campus environment. As a Chinese poem reads,“Heaven does not speak and it alternates the four seasons; Earth does not speak and it nurtures all things.”At the Climate Ambition Summit, President Xi emphasized that “Earth is our only and shared home”. The International Campus will always adhere to the "people-centered and sustainable" management concept, serving teachers and students, enhancing the ability to support and guarantee the running of internationalization education, and creating a benchmark for sustainable campus operation and management of first-class universities.
We're on the move—— The 2019 Carbon Emission Accounting Report of International Campus, Zhejiang University is coming
In the first half of 2020, due to the epidemic, everyone's work and life were suspended, but we did not stop. The 2019 carbon accounting report of International Campus, Zhejiang University came a bit late, but here it is, we are never absent. International Campus, Zhejiang University has established the concept of sustainable campus development since its inception. In order to promote sustainable campus operations and allow more teachers and students to pay attention to climate change, office of campus development and management took the lead in preparing the 2019 carbon emission accounting report of the International Campus. Basic situation on campus The International Campus covers an area of 666,700 square meters. As of December 2019, the campus has a construction area of 296,700 square meters, with an increase of 86.84% over 2018. There are 1087 students in campus, with an increase of 43.97% over 2018, and 498 faculty and staff, with an increase of 36.81% over 2018. Total Campus Carbon Emission (Greenhouse Gas Emission) GHG emission on International Campus in 2019 was equivalent to CO2e 9832.6 tons. The direct GHG CO2e was 562.4 tons, which had decreased 6.64% compared to 2018, including sources such as natural gas of canteen, teaching and learning buildings, scientific research buildings, and diesel and gasoline consumed in the shuttle buses. The indirect GHG CO2e was mainly from purchased electricity, about 9273.93 tons, which increased 48.48% compared to 2018. International Campus Carbon Emission Intensity In 2019, the average CO2e was 9.05t on students, which was the same as in 2018, and the average CO2e was 6.20t on all persons in campus which increased 1.6% from 2018. The carbon emission per unit building area equivalent to the campus building area was 33.14kgCO2e/m2, which decreased by 22.8% compared to 2018 and per square meter of floor area was 25.45kg which decreased by 42.04% compared to 2018. Carbon Emission Intensity on Key Buildings Buildings contributed most to total energy consumption and average carbon emission of campus construction has been reported, which occupies 68.5% of total carbon emission. The average floor area carbon emission intensity of the key buildings was 36.98kgCO2e /m2. Calculate your carbon footprint Carbon emissions are closely related to each of us. Daily work, study and life will produce a lot of carbon consumption. To reduce carbon usage, let's learn about the "carbon footprint" and record our daily carbon emissions. https://www.intl.zju.edu.cn/sc/zh-hans/sustainable_campus/carbon-footprint For full carbon emission report To view a more comprehensive campus carbon emissions data, please log on to the Sustainable Campus website of the International Campus, Zhejiang University (https://www.intl.zju.edu.cn/sc/zh-hans) to download report.
Sustainable campus, our green choice! In order to save energy and avoid waste, some public service facilities will be operated in an energy-saving mode during the summer vacation (June 15- September 4). Please inform and cooperate with the implementation. Please feel free to contact Campus Service Hub (0573-87572114) if you have any questions. Thanks for your support. Details are as below: No. Facilities ECO mode 1 Central AC Teaching and Office Areas: off Library: 8:00-22:00 Everyday, off during the closure Campus Dining Center: 7:30-19:00 Everyday, off during the closure 2 Outdoor Illumination Lawn lamps off, one third of road lamps on during night time 3 Indoor Illumination Only emergency lights on 4 Underground parking area Half lights on 5 Building events display Teaching areas off 6 Water boiler machine Teaching &laboratory areas and unattended offices areas off, Other areas are used as usual 7 Water heaters in R.C. Open as needed, uninhabited areas off 8 Pressurized water pump Off 9 Fountain Running during 12:00-13:00 only The ZJU-UIUC Institute, ZJU-UoE Institute, International Business School, Residential Colleges, Library and Information Center, Campus Dining Center, the Hospital and other units, please refer to the implementation according to the actual condition. Office of Campus Development and Management June 12, 2020
Sustainable campus, low carbon and energy saving! In order to save energy and avoid waste, some public service facilities, including central AC system, elevators, public illumination and building event displays, public water heaters, water pumps, etc. will be operated in an energy-saving mode during the winter vacation (January 13- February 8). Please inform and cooperate with the implementation. Please feel free to contact Campus Service Hub (0573-87572114) if you have any questions. Thanks for your support. Details are as below: No. Facilities ECO mode 1 Central AC Teaching and Office Areas: off Library: 8:00-22:00 Everyday, off during the closure Campus Dining Center: 7:00-19:00 Everyday, off during the closure 2 Outdoor Illumination Lawn lamps off after sunset, one third of road lamps on during night time until sunrise 3 Indoor Illumination Only emergency lights on 4 Underground Parking Area Half lights on 5 Building Events Display Off 6 Water boiler machine Teaching & laboratory and unattended offices areas off Other areas are used as usual 7 Water heaters in R.C. No. 1 Residential College：Blocks 2 and 6 open, uninhabited areas off No. 2 Residential College：Blocks 5,6 and 7 open, uninhabited areas off 8 Pressurized water pump Off 9 Fountain Running during 12:00-13:00 only The ZJU-UIUC Institute, ZJU-UoE Institute, International Business School, Residential Colleges, Library and Information Center, Campus Dining Center, the Hospital and other units, please help to strengthen energy-saving management and safety electricity inspection during the winter vocation according to your actual condition, Thank you! Office of Campus Development and Management January 2, 2020