© 2018

Towards Green Campus Operations

Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development Initiatives at Universities

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Fernanda Frankenberger
  • Patricia Iglecias
  • Roberta Consentino Kronka Mülfarth
  • Describes campus greening initiatives in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary way

  • Covers social sciences, economics, business, education and environmental sciences

  • Provides universities with a sound basis to promote sustainability efforts on campus


Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Concepts and Reflexions on Campus Greening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carolina Sampaio Marques, Nathália Rigui Trindade, Rodrigo Reis Favarin, Suelen Geíse Telocken, Marcelo Trevisan
      Pages 41-56
    3. Eduardo Lopes Marques, Luis Antonio Verona, Ubiratã Tortato
      Pages 57-72
    4. Marcos Antonio Leite Frandoloso, Albert Cuchí i Burgos, Eduardo Grala da Cunha
      Pages 141-158
    5. Jacqueline Rogeria Bringhenti, Adriana M. Nicolau Korres, Ana Maria Maniero Moreira, Solange Martone Rocha, Wanda M. Risso Günther
      Pages 159-173
    6. Jacqueline R. Bringhenti, Adriana M. N. Korres, Rodrigo Varejão Andreão, Wanda M. Risso Günther
      Pages 175-183
    7. Leonardo Marques Monteiro, Jun Okamoto Junior, Erika Vanoni Peixoto, Júlio Sevarolli Assis, Karina Miyuki Suzuki, Alessandra R. Prata-Shimomura
      Pages 185-196
    8. Renata Martins Pacheco, Ariane Laurenti, Bruno Eduardo dos Santos Silva, Iascara Mattes, Sara Meireles
      Pages 205-217
    9. Maria F. C. Lemos, Luiz F. G. Rego, Melissa C. Antunes, Renata A. Lopes, Thais C. C. de Abreu
      Pages 235-250
    10. Issa I. Berchin, Sthefanie A. da Silva, Flávio Ceci, George M. Gabriel, Talita C. Anhalt, José B. S. O. A. Guerra
      Pages 251-278

About this book


Matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context, where the design and implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses can demonstrate how a given university translates the principles of sustainable development into practice, at the institutional level. Yet, there is a paucity of specific events where a dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners concerned with a) research, projects b) teaching and c) planning and infra-structure leading to campus greening takes place, so as to allow a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange of ideas and experiences on the issues, matters and problems at hand. It is against this background that this book has been prepared. It is one of the outcomes of the “First Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2017) organised by the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). 
This book showcases examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others. It also demonstrates the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explores the means via which university campuses can be made more sustainable. 
The aims of this publication are as follows: 
i. to provide universities with an opportunity to obtain information on campus greening and sustainable campus development initiatives from round the world;
ii. to document and promote information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design, especially successful initiatives and good practice; 
iii. to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in campus design and operations. 
This book entails contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of campus greening and sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts, administration and environment.


Campus Greening Sustainable Development at University Sustainable Higher Education Greening Projects Energy Efficient Campus Regenerative Campus Design Waste Prevention at University Green University

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Fernanda Frankenberger
    • 2
  • Patricia Iglecias
    • 3
  • Roberta Consentino Kronka Mülfarth
    • 4
  1. 1.FTZ-ALSHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Business SchoolPUCPRCuritibaBrazil
  3. 3.USPSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.USPSão PauloBrazil

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