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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CEIBS LEED Gold Certification Featured

February 14, 2017. Shanghai – CEIBS achievement as the first business school in China, and one of the very few in the world, to achieve LEED Gold standard certification for the Shanghai Campus Phase 3, is being highlighted today by the author of the book 100 Ideas for Making Sustainability the Business of Business Education.

Over 100 days, the book’s author, Giselle Weybrecht, is promoting examples of various sustainability initiatives that have been launched by schools around the world. Today, under the theme Green Certification, she has highlighted CEIBS.

The LEED green building rating system — developed and administered by the US Green Building Council, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit coalition of building industry leaders — is designed to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being.

The LEED Gold certification indicates that CEIBS Shanghai Campus Phase 3 has achieved impressive results in areas such as site sustainability (21 out of 26 points), innovation in design (5 out of 6) and water efficiency (a perfect score of 10). CEIBS relies heavily on innovative wastewater technology to maintain the tranquil pools of water that surround the campus’ signature glass pyramid. An on-site treatment facility converts 180 tonnes of waste water per day, and through that and other initiatives the school saves 54,000 tonnes of potable water each year. There are also energy saving initiatives across the campus, including a key card system that ensures that all lights are turned off when students leave their dorm rooms.

Besides the school’s LEED Gold certification, Weybrecht also notes the Green Campus Initiative that was launched by a handful of CEIBS MBA students in 2007, and the bicycles that are available at the Shanghai Campus for student use.