Result of Greenmetric Ranking 2013

Criteria & Indicator

Setting and Infrastructure (SI) (15%)

The campus setting and infrastructure information will give the basic information of the university consideration towards green environment. This indicator also shows whether the campus deserve to be called Green Campus. The aim is to trigger the participatinguniversity to provide more space for greenery and in safeguarding environment, as well as the development of sustainable energy.

The indicators are:

  1. Campus Setting
  2. Type of higher education institution
  3. Number of campus sites
  4. Total campus area (meter square)
  5. Total ground floor area of buildings (meter square)
  6. Number of students
  7. Number of academic and administrative staff
  8. Percentage of area on campus covered in vegetation in the form of forest.
  9. Percentage of area on campus covered in planted vegetation (include lawns, gardens, green roofs, internal planting)
  10. Retention : non-retentive surfaces on campus as percentage of total area for water absorption
  11. Percentage of university budget for sustainability effort


Energy and Climate Change (EC) (21%)

The university’s attention to the use of energy and climate change issues be the indicator with the highest weighting in this ranking. In our questionnaire we define several indicators for this particular area of concern, i.e. energy efficient appliances usage, renewable energy usage policy, total electricity use, energy conservation program, green building, climate change adaptation and mitigation program, greenhouse gas emission reductions policy. With this indicator, universities are expected to increase the effort in energy efficiency on their building and to care more about nature and energy resources.

The indicators are:

  1. Energy efficient appliances usage
  2. Renewable energy resources
  3. Electricity usage per year (Total KWH)
  4. Energy conservation program
  5. Green building elements
  6. Climate change adaptation and mitigation program
  7. Greenhouse gas emission reductions policy


Waste (WS) (18%)

Waste treatment and recycling activities are major factors in creating a sustainable environment.The activities of university staff and students in campus will produce a lot of waste, therefore some programs and waste treatments should be among the concern of the university, i.e. recycling program, toxic waste recycling, organic waste treatment, inorganic waste treatment, sewerage disposal, policy to reduce the use of paper and plastic in campus.

The indicators are:

  1. Recycling program for university waste
  2. Toxic waste recycling
  3. Organic waste treatment
  4. Inorganic waste treatment
  5. Sewerage disposal
  6. Policy to reduce the use of paper and plastic in campus


Water (WR) (10%)

Water use in campus is another important indicator in Greenmetric. The aim is that universities can decrease water usage, increase conservation program, and protect the habitat. Water conservation program, piped water use are among the criteria.

The indicators are:

  1. Water conservation program
  2. Piped water


Transportation (TR) (18%)

Transportation system plays an important role on the carbon emission and pollutant level in university. Transportation policy to limit the number of motor vehicles in campus, the use of campus bus and bicycle will encourage a healthier environment. The pedestrian policy will encourage students and staff to walk around campus, and avoid using private vehicle. The use of environmentally friendly public transportation will decrease carbon footprint around campus.

The indicators are:

  1. Number of vehicles owned by your institution
  2. Number of cars entering the university daily
  3. Number of bicycles that are found on campus on an average day
  4. Transportation policy designed to limit the number of motor vehicles used on campus
  5. Transportation policy designed to limit or decrease the parking area on campus
  6. Campus buses
  7. Bicycle and pedestrian policy on campus


Education (ED) (18%)

Iin 2012 questionnaire, one new criterion added to the questionnaire: education. This criterion has 18% of the total score. This expansion of the criteria based on the thought that university has an important role in creating the new generation concern with sustainability.

The indicators are:

  1. Number of courses related to environment and sustainability offered
  2. Total number of courses offered
  3. Total research funds dedicated to environmental and sustainability research
  4. Total research funds 
  5. Number of scholarly publications on environment and sustainability published
  6. Number of scholarly events related to environment and sustainability
  7. Number of student organizations related to environment and sustainability
  8. Existence of a university-run sustainability website