Sustainability Programs of Mapúa University

Sustainability Programs of Mapúa University

Sustainability Programs of Mapúa University

Sustainability Programs

The “Mapúa Sustainability” is a platform that links the university’s various units such as administration, finance, procurement, campus maintenance, education, extension, research, and innovation, to harmoniously work with the least emissions to environment, embed sustainability in all operational functions with a leverage to produce graduates who could demonstrate sustainable principles and practices in creating designs, new technologies and knowledge which contribute to the world’s sustainable development.

The University started to embark on carbon footprint reduction (CFR) campaign in 2010 initiated by the Campus Development Management Office (CDMO) as part of the energy conservation program (ECP). The campaign involved building redesign with energy efficiency concept. At the end of 2011, Mapúa registered a 7% decrease in kilowatt – hour per person consumption. In mid2011, the Sustainable Development Research Office (SDRO) was put up and become instrumental for Mapúa membership to the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES) established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Starting 2012, SDRO initiated in-campus research and awareness campaign in cooperation with the Office of Social Orientation and Community Involvement Program (SOCIP). It also assisted the office of international linkages for research and development (ILRAD) organized various fora, workshops and conferences involving international partners and funding agencies.

Research, development and innovation (RDI) with international partners expand which may lead to the envisioned entrepreneurial ecosystem in the University. The RDI collaborations encompass through various programs and embraces experts from multiple disciplines resulted to the expansion of the sustainability programs. In addition to ECP and on Mapúa’s quest to attain its sustainability goals, the University embarks on water conservation (quality control, treatment and reuse), recycling (resource regeneration), environment (natural and built – conservation, protection, control and remediation), health (well-being and risks) and transportation (policy and system). The outcomes of these programs are expected to contribute to the solution of the societal problems.

This site features the different programs of Mapúa University geared towards sustainable solutions on:

• Energy Conservation
• Water Conservation
• Recycle Program
• Transportation Policy
• Health
• Environment

In meeting the objectives of the University's sustainable programs, Mapúa envisions its faculty, students and personnel to adopt the University's practice to their homes which in turn will benefit the community.