SHANGHAI, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The China Europe International Business School's Shanghai Campus Phase 3 has been certified as a green project. By achieving LEED Gold standard, the second highest ranking, CEIBS becomes the first business school in China, and one of the very few across the world to achieve this certification for a stand-alone campus.
"Having a green campus ties in with our deep commitment to sustainable development and responsible leadership," says CEIBS Vice President and Co-Dean Professor Zhang Weijiong.
Efforts to have Phase 3 become a green campus can be traced back to 2007, when a handful of MBA students launched the Green Campus Initiative. Over the years other students continued their work and by 2010 one of the major goals was ensuring that the end result of the campus expansion project would be a green building. CEIBS' Management Committee threw its support behind the push for LEED certification.
LEED Gold 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.
Phased use of Shanghai Campus Phase 3 began on July 1 this year, with on-going work on a multi-purpose 722-seat conference centre that will be completed for the school's 20th anniversary next November. The Shanghai Municipal Government - which partnered with the European Union in the joint venture that launched CEIBS almost 20 years ago - provided financial assistance for the expansion project. The campus' third phase was added to meet the needs of an ever-expanding student base. When the first two phases were built (between 1998 and 2008 at a cost of RMB 250 million) CEIBS welcomed about 700 students a year for all programmes combined. Today, there are 700 students in the EMBA programme alone.
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About LEED certification
The LEED green building rating system - developed and administered by the U.S. 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.
About CEIBS (www.ceibs.edu)
The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) offers a unique combination of "China Depth, Global Breadth" - taking advantage of its position as a leading business school in Asia to train responsible leaders. This is done from our campuses in Shanghai and Beijing, as well as our facilities in Shenzhen and Accra, Ghana. CEIBS provides business management education through its MBA, Part-time Finance MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes. We also offer a PhD programme.
CEIBS' vision is to become the most respected international business school by linking East and West in teaching, research and business practice and by promoting China's social and economic development through high-impact knowledge creation and dissemination. The school's origins as a joint venture between the European Commission and the Chinese government have allowed CEIBS to develop a unique positioning in offering truly world-class business management education with proven China expertise. After 19 years of phenomenal growth, CEIBS' impressive 13,000 plus alumni base includes 2,000+ CEOs and top-level decision makers.
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