Towards greening a university campus: the case of the University of Maribor, Slovenia

Rebeka Lukman, Abhishek Tiwary, Adisa Azapagic

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Abstract

The environmental performance of the University of Maribor (Engineering Campus) has been assessed on a life cycle basis. The following activities have been considered in the study: the use and operation of lecture theatres (construction and maintenance, heating, lighting and water consumption) and day-to-day consumption of sundries (paper and plastic bottles). The results indicate that the heating and construction of buildings are the ‘hot spots’ in the system, for most environmental impacts. Different waste management options for the plastic and paper, including recycling, incineration and landfill, have also been compared for environmental impacts and economic costs. The option combining 70% recycling, 29% incineration and 1% landfill has been found to be most economically and environmentally sustainable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-644
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Volume53
Issue number11
Early online date23 May 2009
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 May 2009

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