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As a research university, members of the HKUST community are accustomed to tracking data and analyzing results. We have taken this same approach to campus sustainability so that we can better understand trends, performance, and areas of need.  

Greenhouse Gases

Inventory of greenhouse gases for HKUST includes all university sectors –Academic Buildings, Sport and Amenities Facilities, Student Housing Area, Staff Quarters, Caterers and Commercial Outlets, and all Public areas within the Clear Water Bay Campus.

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Electricity is the largest source of energy on campus. The main academic building consumes nearly three quarters of the electricity.

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This was also the first year for collecting water data for all campus operations, so this year will serve as a baseline for measuring progress in the future.

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Printer Paper

While all copiers are capable of double-sided printing, and while IT resources have made many of printed materials redundant or unnecessary, the consumption of copy paper continues to increase.

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The university produces roughly 8 tons of waste per day on average. Waste from campus canteens and academic buildings account almost half of the total waste and the rest come from residence halls, staff quarters and other exceptional waste.

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Food Waste

HKUST finds ways to turn food leftovers into good resources instead of sending it to the landfill.

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