Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.55
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Universidad de Monterrey
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.60 / 4.00 César Alfredo Nanni
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Center for Sustainability
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing Yes
Transportation Yes
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No
Public Engagement No
Other No

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Students from the civil undergraduate program have been studying our existing buildings looking for opportunity areas. During a semester they will evaluate the performance of the building and make proposal to our maintenance department.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Students from our Nutrition undergraduate program has to make a menu proposal to our dining services. The goal of the project was to offer a nutritional and well balanced meal for our students. The class project is now willing to make a vegan and a vegetarian proposal.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

A group of students have organized an Energy Waste Hunt in colaboration with our sustainability center. For a stablished period of time teams of students go through the university looking for areas where they believe energy efficiency could be apply. All sugestions are send to the maintenance departent.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

A class from the civil undergraduate program have to register all trees in the online platform (http://bosqueurbanomexico.org/). Students have to go through campus identifying and photographing the trees. The next step will be to create ID tags for each tree.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

As part of a class in the Sustainability Undergraduate program students have no analyse the products UDEM buys. The course focuses in lifecycle of the product. Students have to choose from a catalogue of purchases from the University.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Transportation is a big issue in our city, many of our students drive because of the lack of a good public and efficient transportation. Student from the Sustainability Undergraduate Program analysed the situation and made a proposal for a more sustainable mean of transportation for students, staff and faculty.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

A group of students with help of the Sustainability Centre make a wasta audit to analyse the composition of the waste. WIth the information gathered they made a proposal for a new design for the bins. This information was also very helpful to define an educational campaign for waste separation.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

As part of the sustainability center activities this past years was to update and create policies for recyccling, waste management, styrofoam, airquality. With a group of students we started working on this. Another project that has been going on is the GreenEvent checklist, and with help of student groups we have been working on this.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

To promote health among peers, a student group and the Sports Deparment organize the "Health Week". During this week of activities student have the opportunity to go to workshops, conferences, have blood test for a low cost, conferences, among other activities.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:

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