Collegio & Sustainability
Sustainability is one of the founding values of Collegio, in terms of both as attention to the environmental impact of our facilities and training of our students on issues related to sustainable development goals.
Collegio and the 2030 Agenda SGDs
The Collegio Einaudi Training in line with
the SGDs of the 2030 Agenda
Our training offers a wide range of personalized learning experiences, complementary to those of university courses and designed to support students, so that they mature into men and women eager and able to contribute to the social, economic and cultural growth and improvement of society.
There are many activities and courses offered which aim to deepen and raise awareness among our students on the themes of the 2030 Agenda.
An environmentally sustainable Collegio
The building renovation project of the five residence halls has involved a much greater focus on eco-sustainability.
Upgrading of the Crocetta residence hall, renovated in 2000/01 without any particular attention to eco-sustainability, was followed by modernization of the San Paolo residence hall, in 2004/2005. On this occasion, a solar thermal system was installed on the roof of the building for the production of hot water (the preliminary project for this system was the subject of one of our students master’s thesis in Energy Engineerin
With renovation of the Valentino residence hall, the focus on eco-sustainability has significantly increased with: the installation of two solar thermal systems, a photovoltaic system, a waste water recycling system and the use of LED lights, with a saving of about 60% in lighting expenses.
Renovation of the Po residence hall, carried out in 2013/14, has transformed the building into an example of a state-of-the-art university residence, especially in terms of eco-sustainability and reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
A solar thermal system and a photovoltaic system have been installed on the roof of the main building and on the low building of the inner courtyard;
a geothermal plant has been installed, which draws water from the groundwater – which is at a higher temperature than the mains water – and feeds it into the heating circuit;
thermal insulation has been installed, covering the entire building with external cladding resulting in LEED (Leadership Energy & Environmental Design) Gold Level certification and class A building-plant energy certification, according to the standards of the Piedmont Region.
The Mole Antonelliana residence hall, undergoing renovation, will follow the eco-sustainability standards implemented by the Po residence hall.