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Green EUI

R³- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.



The EUI is committed to promote a culture of shared responsibility and awareness of environmental sustainability within our community.

The EUI has been actively working towards implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS), based on the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) developed by the European Commission. Implementing an EMSwill help us to evaluate, report, and improve our environmental performance in order to reduce the EUI’s environmental impact, strengthen legal compliancy and make the most efficient possible use of our resources. We are currently (DEC 2022) in the environmental assessment phase, which is the first concrete step of the implementation process

Reduce Consumption

We aim to reduce the consumption of utilities by an average of 10% over the next three years by raising awareness and impementing energy-saving modifications.

The current (2021) EUI annual consumption is:

  • Water: 32,197 cubic mt.
  • Energy: 2,886,809 KWh
  • Heating oil: approx. 21,000 litres
  • Natural Gas: 265,462 cubic mt.

Reuse Materials

We aim to reduce the quantity of paper consumed and to increase the proportion we recycle.

The current (2021) EUI annual paper consumption is:

  • 389,556 B/W sheets
  • 342,208 colour sheets

Recycle Waste

We aim to increase our recycling rate to 60% of our material waste by raising awareness and through better collection methods.

The EUI now (2021) recycles approximately:

  • 65% of all the material waste it produces

General info

Waste Management at the EUI:

EUI energy reports:

Green EUI reports:

In 2020, following President's Decision 4/2020, an EUI Environmental Management System (EMS) Steering Committee was created, composed by members of the Academic and Administrative Community and chaired by the Director of REFS (with the optional participation of the Secretary General): its mandate is to supervise the implementation of an Environmental Management System at the EUI, to be achieved through the registration under the  EU EMAS system.

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Page last updated on 22 December 2022

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