The purpose of this paper is to analyse recent actions of energy efficiency implemented by University of Passo Fundo, a higher education institution located in the south of Brazil, and their contributions to Goal 7.
The analysis is based on collected energy data and information of energy efficiency actions applied at the university.
The paper shows the progress related to the energy practices and discusses opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses of applying energy efficiency at universities and its contributions towards sustainable development goal (SDG) 7.
The findings of this study can inform readers about University of Passo Fundo’s initiatives towards energy efficiency focussed in lightening, photovoltaic solar power generation and free energy market. Readers are able to improve their knowledge with the discussion of internal and external factors related to the initiatives.
The originality of this paper is connected to the idea of sharing the experiences from University of Passo Fundo, connecting energy efficiency practices at universities to SDG 7 and also exploring opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses of applying these practices in the context of a higher education institution.
This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Brasil (CAPES) – Finance Code 001.
Rebelatto, B.G., Lange Salvia, A., Reginatto, G., Daneli, R.C. and Brandli, L.L. (2019), "Energy efficiency actions at a Brazilian university and their contribution to sustainable development Goal 7", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 20 No. 5, pp. 842-855. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-01-2019-0023
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