UJI leads the way in campus greening
The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) has obtained the highest national certification for a building on campus. Our Spanish alliance partner is also expanding its network of solar parks.
Two great and green news from the Universitat Jaume I:
Achieves the 5 Green Leaves
For the first time, the Green Building Council España (GBCe) has awarded the UJI with their highest sustainability certification – the 5 Green Leaves – for the new Research II building on campus.
This is a first-class scientific facility that will have more than 5,500 square metres of floor space for research and knowledge transfer.
This is the first building on campus to achieve the 5 Green Leaves of the GBCe's GREEN Building 2020 evaluation and certification system, both in the project phase and in the finished work, a fact that accredits the construction of a building that responds to the current social, environmental and economic challenges.
Three new solar parks
The UJI is also making progress in energy efficiency and sustainability on campus with the expansion of the network of solar parks for self-consumption with new installations on the roofs of the Research II building, the teaching block of the School of Technology and Experimental Sciences and the Doctoral School and Social Council building.
These actions together result in an increase of 507 kilowatts of installed power on campus. Thus, the contribution of photovoltaic energy in 2023 accounted for an 11 % of the total consumption of the university.
The rector of the UJI, Eva Alcón, stressed that "the commitment to sustainability is a priority in the planning of the UJI's investments in the framework of sustainable development".