|Published online: April 17, 2014||$US5.00|
Higher Education Institution (HEIs) responsibility in relation to the society in which it operates and to environmental impact has become a critical part of measuring its overall performance and its ability to continue operating effectively. This is, in part, a reflection of the growing recognition of the need to minimize their operating cost that includes utilities expenses and energy consumption. Beyond its role to raise awareness on sustainable energy among leaders of tomorrow, is the initiative for the actualization of responsible utilization of energy resources in its internal operation that will exemplify its commitment in promoting sustainable energy. Review of various case studies and best practices had provided evidence on effective provision in using energy efficient technology that consumes minimal quantity of energy. Energy efficiency implied reduction on energy consumption that can contribute to the internal social responsibility of HEIs to the stakeholder of the institution. Part of its responsibility to their stakeholder is to maximize profit for sustainable operation of the institution by reducing the operating cost specifically the utilities expenses. But the greater effect of reducing the energy consumption among the academic institutions is their commitment to help ensure sustainable energy supply for the next generation.
|Keywords:||Sustainable Energy Supply, Social Responsibility, Higher Education Intitution|
The International Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 9, Issue 3, April 2014, pp.15-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 17, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 639.984KB)).
Research Director, Research and Publication Center, La Consolacion College, Manila, Philippines
Full-time Faculty Member, Business Management Department, Ateneo de Naga, Manila, Philippines