The Lappeenranta University of Technology’s (LUT) Green Campus is a research and educational environment, where sustainable energy solutions of the future are being built. The Green Campus embodies the university’s solution-oriented and visionary methods and ways of thinking, in a concrete way. LUT’s own inventions and interdisciplinary competencies are utilised in the region.
In the International Sustainable Campus Network competition, LUT’s Green Campus has been awarded best campus in the Excellence in Campus category.
Concrete parts of the Green Campus include solar and wind power plants, a smart electricity network as well as the university’s environmental management system. LUT is the only university in Finland with an environmental management system consistent with the ISO 14001 standard. The university also utilises the WWF Green Office environmental management system.
LUT is building the Green Campus to serve as a test environment for the energy system of the future. Fuels are made out of carbon dioxide in the unique research project. The entire process is performed in one place, using electricity from LUT’s solar power plant, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and rainwater. These are the only raw materials required to replace fossil oil.
In the International Sustainable Campus Network competition, LUT’s Green Campus has been awarded best campus in the Excellence in Campus category. The award is granted on the basis of actions and proofs that promote sustainable development and green technology in a concrete way.
The Green Campus shows how science can be used to solve major ecological problems and to promote well-being.