IARU Sustainability Fellowship Reports
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2016
Green Shield Competition and Double Glazed Windows Report & Green Halls Report at ANU - Fumika Masuda, 2016
Revitalisation of Australian National University’s Inter-Hall Green Shield Competition - Cheryl Wong Hui Min, 2016
Student Engagement with Sustainability at UTokyo - Amy Carmichael, 2016
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2015
A Study for Green Laboratories at ANU - Shohei Miyata, 2015
High Density Cycle Parking: Options for the University of Oxford - Catherine Pilley, 2015
Mass Automated Bike-Sharing: A feasible transport option for the University of Oxford? - Catherine Pilley, 2015
Sustainable product identification - Mie Højmose Dehlsen, 2015
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2014
Roadmap to make more people use a bicycle at ETH Zurich - Lotte Jensen, 2014
Green labs - Elisa Baumer, 2014
My time at Yale
Sustainable Campus Project at Peking University - Hiroya Eto, 2014
Story Telling with Intent - Tim Hedgeland, 2014
The Sustainability Story That Makes Your Point Wins
Report on IARU Internship Program at the University of Tokyo - Fan Xing, 2014
Video conferencing at the University of Cambridge - Frederick Lowther-Harris, 2014
Identifying and implementing improved video conferencing practices at the University of Cambridge
Climate Neutral Toolkit at Berkeley - Timothy Hedgeland, 2014
A carbon neutral UC, an ideal toolkit for engaging with faculty, staff, and students - A guide to how you can engage the campus community and help UC become carbon neutral.
Biodiversity Report at Oxford - Anna-Mateja Delas, 2014
Review of Biodiversity Strategies, their implementation within the Higher Education Sector, and the impact of future legislation for the University of Oxford
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2013
Video Conferencing at the University of Copenhagen – Odette Shenfield, 2013
This project aimed to optimize video conferencing (VC) at the university to ultimately reduce the need for air (and other) business travel. This was done through reviewing current VC facilities for improvement, finding out about people’s attitudes towards VCs and instituting strategies such as incentives for choosing video conferencing over air travel and creating a Business Travel Toolkit.
Green Laboratories at the University of Copenhagen – Aurora Edington, 2013
This project aimed to consolidate the achievements of IARU universities in the area of making laboratories more sustainable which is important given the intensity of research at all ten member universities. The report ultimately made recommendations to the University of Copenhagen on enhancing its green labs initiative.
Sustainable Design Guidelines for the University of Cambridge – Ivelina Grozeva, 2013
This project aimed to assess the effectiveness of the University’s current building certification scheme, BREEAM, in terms of achieving sustainable buildings. The report also outlines what the Design Guidelines should be and the means to achieve them.
Assessing and Reducing Plug Loads at the University of Cambridge – Katie Hagemann, 2013
This project aimed to identify opportunities to reduce plug loads and consequently outlines some of the major environmental considerations the University should weigh when deciding which equipment to replace and when. The report provides several methodologies that can be used to make these decisions and recommends steps the University can take to systematically replace outdated equipment in favor of more efficient alternatives.
Student Engagement in Sustainability at the University of Oxford – Cheryl Ng, 2013
This project aimed to determine how engaged students are in behaving in environmentally sound ways so as to make recommendations on how the Sustainability Team can use engagement and outreach initiatives to improve the University’s environmental performance.
Mind the Gap - Ditte Dalgaard, 2013
A project report on the gap between environmentally sustainable travels facilities provided the University of Oxford and staff and student’s requests for improvements of facilities.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2012
A response to the energy shortage after the Great East Japan Earthquake at the University of Tokyo – Catherine B. Diomampo, 2012
This project aimed to gather information on and evaluate the energy-saving measures implemented by the University in response to the energy crisis brought on by the destruction of the Fukushima power plant. The report provides valuable information on how to cope with an unexpected crisis.
Analysis and Proposals for Reducing Energy Use within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge – Aya Yaegashi, 2012
This project aimed to first identify the sources of excess energy consumption in the largest CO2-emitting building on campus, the Chemistry Building, which accounts for about 10% of the entire University’s CO2 emissions, and then proposes an action plan for cutting energy based on these data.
Mapping and Evaluating the Environmental Conditions and Energy Usage in the Cambridge University Library – Yi Shi, 2012
This project aims to demonstrate the possibility of executing a flexible set point mechanism for controlling the environmental conditions in the Cambridge University Library to improve its energy efficiency. It examines the energy usage of the library and revealed issues related to the sustainable design and cost-effective storage.
A Little Green Guide to Eco-Friendly Living at the National University of Singapore – James Fisher, 2012
This project aimed to produce a comprehensive but also easily-readable guide to leading a sustainable student life. It covers everything from purchasing to laundry and food.
Guide for Green Events at the National University of Singapore – Julie Skak, 2012
This project aimed to produce a guide to hosting more sustainable events, which can then be rewarded with the Green Event Certificate. It makes suggestions how to reduce, reuse and recycle to minimize the carbon footprint of an event.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2011
GreenKey iPhone Application at the Australian National University – Nikhila Ravi, 2011
This project resulted in the development of an iPhone app, loosely based on the Residential Hall Initiative Energy and Water Scorecard created in the previous year, to assist residents to be more environmentally conscious by assessing their current consumption and providing them with tips for improvement.
Changing Staff Energy-Use Behaviour at the University of Copenhagen – Charlotte Wood, 2011
This project aimed to investigate user behavior and offer an integrated approach for the University’s Sustainability Office (Green Campus) to reduce their on-campus energy consumption.
Energy Efficiency in the Bailey Grundy Barrett Building at the University of Cambridge – Maris Tebecis, 2011
This project involved an energy audit of the BGB Building, where the Estate Development Section is housed. This was complemented by informal observation and interviews with occupants on energy usage. Data was analyzed and recommendations were provided.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2010
Promoting Sustainable Behavior at UC Berkeley – Rachel James, 2010
This project compiled methods of promoting sustainable behavior in the campus community and ultimately offered a series of recommendations on sustainability communication strategies.
Todai Sustainable Campus Project (TSCP) at the University of Tokyo – Joanna Young, 2010
This project aimed to summarize the roles and responsibilities of the TSCP, the office devoted to creating a low carbon campus at the University, as well as its structure and logistics. The report also summarizes energy consumption, emissions and current energy saving measures in place at the University.
Environmental Awards Program at the Australian National University – Wei Chan, 2010
This project aimed to develop a new internal program that rewarded excellence in sustainable facilities management through the expansion and re-invigoration of the existing ANU Environmental Achievement Awards. The new program increases incentives and encourages sustainability efforts.
IARU Campus Sustainability: A How-To Guide – Marissa Van Epp, 2010
This project aimed to expand on the existing IARU Campus Sustainability Toolkit by developing a How-To Guide for implementing sustainability measures on university campuses, based on the experiences of the ten IARU member universities.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2009
Sustainable Eating in Residential Halls at the Australian National University – Austin Shiner, 2009
This project aimed to investigate current practices with regards to food in one of the residential halls and how these could be made more sustainable, keeping in mind student habits and desires, to ultimately make recommendations for change.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2008
Methods for the Measurement of Urban Ecosystem Function and implications for Managing the Australian National University Campus – Emily Green et al., 2008
This project was completed for the ACT Natural Resource Management Council and incorporated in the “Measuring and Monitoring Urban Ecological Function in Canberra” report released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It resulted in an exhaustive summary of the ANU campus topography and terrain to gain a quantitative indication of the flood risk and ways to mitigate the risk.
Student Involvement at the Australian National University – John Hinkle, 2008
This project aimed to examine the level of student engagement in sustainability issues at the University, especially the role of the sustainability team, in developing this involvement. Both strengths and weaknesses were identified and recommendations were made.
Sustainability Projects at the University of Oxford – Alex Readford and Jacquelyn Truong, 2008
This project aimed to compile existing sustainability projects at the University as well as outline achievements and successes with regards to sustainability while also outlining ideas for improvement.
Sustainability Fellowship Reports 2007
Green Star Evaluation of Fenner School Buildings at the Australian National University – Caroline Howe, 2007
This project evaluated the existing Fenner School buildings through the GreenStar Education tool by analyzing each of the nine categories and identifying ways to improve on the existing GreenStar ratings of the buildings.
Carbon Offset Framework at the Australian National University – Sean Pool, 2007
This project aimed to analyze the viability of carbon offsetting and assess current carbon offsetting schemes to ultimately find the best solution in terms of dollars spent to carbon offset for the University.