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

Lukman, Rebeka, Tiwary, Abhishek and Azapagic, Adisa (2009) Towards greening a university campus: the case of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 53 (11). pp. 639-644. ISSN 0921-3449

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2009.04.014

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 16:48
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 16:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28666

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