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.
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.
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.
The university produces roughly 8 tons of waste per day on average and it dropped by 19.3% last year while recycling increased by 31.5%. 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.