Erasmus University Rotterdam has the ambition to develop one of most sustainable campuses of the Netherlands. Several agreements and covenants with the municipality and the government are drawn up to realise this ambition.
Concrete sustainability goals
Concrete goals of Erasmus University Rotterdam in terms of sustainable operations are:
- A contribution to the Climate Agreement in 2030.
- 30% energy efficiency in 2020 compared to 2005 (long term energy-efficiency agreement).
- The construction of extra green roofs on Campus Woudestein.
- A balance between people, planet and profit.
- In the long term: a (nearly) energy-neutral campus with an attractive working, living and studying environment.
Roadmap Sustainable Campus
In 2019 and 2020, the Roadmap Sustainable campus was drawn up (see PDF below). This roadmap to a CO2-neutral and Eco-positive campus outlines a number of actions with which the EUR can reduce CO2 emissions in the coming years.
To further improve the sustainability of the operations, the EUR has set up a multidisciplinary sustainability team and an energy team for day-to-day energy management. The goal is to further improve the co-operation, to realise an integral approach to sustainability and to secure the implementation of the sustainability targets to which the university has committed itself. These teams work on the following focus points: