In the course of achieving excellence in teaching and research, UMP will strive to do the following as it GREEN CAMPUS VISION:
UMP is committed to operate in a sustainable manner by being more prudent with its use of energy and other natural resources, as well as to contribute to the national and global agenda on environment and sustainability.
This Vision shall be achieved through the following Missions:
i) To be more efficient in its energy consumption (including electricity and other energy forms), taking concrete steps to minimize waste;
ii) To create a positive effect on the local environment and community through efficient use of natural resources and efficient management of wastes;
iii) To reduce negative impact on the local and global environment at a rate consistent with meeting the national voluntary initiatives voluntary, as well and going further to meet the world targets where it is cost-effective to do so.
Based upon the above Vision and Missions, UMP aims to pursue the following:
i) Reduce its energy consumption through avoidance of wasteful consumption and by being more prudent in its use of energy, particularly electricity and fuel for its transport fleet;
ii) Reduce the university's environmental impact to the locality through better management of natural resources, greening and foresting of its campus – hence contributing towards carbon sequestration;
iii) Meet the statutory requirements of all relevant legislations and other requirements and exceed these requirements where they best support the university's other core objectives;
iv) Adopt best practices to ensure the prevention of air, water and waste pollution;
v) Support national voluntary initiatives to cut down its greenhouse gas emission as pledged by the Prime Minister in Copenhagen in December 2009;
vi) Monitor and regularly review the university's sustainability and environmental performance, and set annual objectives and targets to ensure continuous improvement;
vii) Conduct and encourage more research in the campus under themes that include Energy Efficiency, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Renewable Energy Technologies, and Sustainable Indigenous Technologies, as well as the importance of Sustainability and Environmental Protection in its teachings;
vii) Make Energy Efficiency, Environment and Carbon Reduction Initiatives (CRI) as important agendas in the university's management at various levels from the University Management Board Meeting to meetings at individual faculties and units level;
viii) Communicate and sharing both internally and externally about its energy efficiency programme and environmental performance, including awareness and training for staff and students, as well as its local community.
To support and strengthen the implementation of this Blueprint, two PLANS are included in this Blueprint; the UMP Energy Efficiency Plan (EE-PLAN) and UMP Environment and Carbon Reduction Plan (ECR-PLAN).
Both plans shall be implemented simultaneously, and in phases, as illustrated in the Table below. The payback period shall be particularly calculated for energy efficiency measures as they are more practically quantifiable. Initiatives related to the environment and carbon reduction measures, however, are not easily quantifiable – they are done in parallel where they are less costly, with the CO2 emissions reduction target calculated at a later stage as some research is needed to estimate its reduction.
PHASE PERIOD STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES
Aug 2012 – Dec 2012 Drafting of UMP's Long-Term Green Campus Blueprint
1 Jan 2013 – No-Cost and Low-Cost initiatives (with investments providing up to two years payback period)
2 Jan 2016 – High-Cost initiatives (with investments providing up to five years payback period, or longer)
Two key principles are understood and stressed here:
i) There will be no COMPLETION deadline of any phase after each has started. For example, when Phase 2 is introduced, Phase 1 initiatives shall continue and enhanced further. The EE-PLAN and ECR-PLAN when introduced shall operate based upon the KAIZEN management principle where they proceed on a continuous improvement principle;
ii) The initiatives shall be implemented within the operational budget of the university. The initiatives shall be carefully exercised such that they would not impose a financial burden to the university.