View my other blog -


Sunday, April 21, 2024

FEU Aims for More Sustainable Operations by 2028

The Far Eastern University aims to implement more sustainable operations, including the use of 50% renewable energy by 2028. They believe that academic institutions are in a special position to help address this crisis. 

In a recent seminar on "Braving New Heights for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," FEU President Juan Miguel Montinola emphasized the importance of raising awareness about existing environmental issues and how FEU as a university believes in the effectiveness of the UN's SDGs as a framework in tackling these issues. 

"It's not just sustainability alone, but sustainability with a purpose," said Montinola. "We are talking about the livability of our planet in the present and in the future, and reflecting on this is something that the university must instill upon the youth."

He also shared how the university's drive toward sustainability started more than a decade ago. One of these initiatives is the strategic investment in a district cooling chilled water plant system which currently supplies 11 out of 12 campus buildings- a project that encourages responsible consumption and climate action in adherence to SDGs 12 and 13. 

Other sustainable operations include a central filtration plant for clean water (SGD 6), the use of a Building Management System in the FEUture Building (SDG 12), and compliance with proper waste management regulations and rainwater harvesting, resulting in substantial cost saving for the university. 

With these interventions, the university recorded a 6.99% reduction in power consumption in 2023 compared to the pre-pandemic face-to-face period in 2019. FEU also recorded a significant reduction in carbon emissions, which was found equivalent to the sequestration of 17,074 mature trees. 

The university also boasts in having the first academic building in the country to receive an Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies or EDGE certification. 

As FEU approaches its centennial year in 2028, its pursuit for sustainability remains in the agenda of its 5-year aspiration plan. 

As of date, the university is powered by 25% renewable energy, with a goal to reach 50% by 2028, inclusive of the solar energy projects to add 369 KW in the Marikina and Silang campuses. 

Expanding its program offerings to accommodate the increasing demand for sustainability-related careers is also one of FEUs strategic targets in the next few years. 

With these initiatives, FEU affirms its commitment to help build a more livable and sustainable planet for the next generation. 


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

Popular Posts

A member of Philippine Bloggers Network

A member of Mommy Blogger Philippines

Mommy Bloggers Philippines
Viva Manilena Blog by Edel Santiago. Powered by Blogger.

Copyright © Viva Manilena | Powered by Blogger
Design by AnarielDesign | Blogger Theme by