We are working to make our campus more sustainable, our aim is to minimise our impact on the environment. The ambition is a CO2 neutral and circular campus in 2030. This means that every investment proposal must take into account how it contributes to the sustainability of the campus― Nicoly Vermeulen, Vice President Operations
As we continue to develop the campus, our focus is on limiting environmental impact. We do this by thinking about whether we actually need something (refuse), by reducing our use of energy and materials (reduce) and by generating as much energy as possible from renewable sources (produce). We reuse materials and products wherever possible (reuse). New materials and products are produced as sustainably as possible.
In new-build and renovation projects, we involve the market and the scientific staff in order to arrive at innovative solutions. The recently built education building Pulse is a good example of this. It is the first energy neutral building on campus and was developed in close cooperation with the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Making the campus more sustainable contributes to a liveable and healthy learning and working environment.