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An integrated decision-making framework for sustainability assessment: A case study of memorial University


Waheed, B and Khan, F and Veitch, B and Hawboldt, K, An integrated decision-making framework for sustainability assessment: A case study of memorial University, Higher Education Policy, 24, (4) pp. 481-498. ISSN 0952-8733 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1057/hep.2011.17


This article presents an overview of the sustainability initiatives at the St. John's campus of Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada). The key initiatives include setting a realistic goal for energy efficiency, becoming carbon neutral, and conducting various research and outreach projects related to sustainability. As sustainability initiatives are relatively new, many recommendations have been made including: the integration of sustainability efforts across campus and lobbying networks in the Atlantic Region with other institutions and to leverage currents assets into further opportunities for research, teaching and institutional development in the Atlantic Region. For developing a more robust and integrated decision-making, a tool based on driving force-pressure-state-exposure-effect-action framework and multi-bottom line approach is introduced. Various aspects of this framework are demonstrated through examples. © 2011 International Association of Universities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Canadian higher education institutions; decision-making; multi-bottom line; sustainability; sustainability assessment
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94562
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2014-09-11

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