Sustainability

LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY LAGUNA
ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICY

PURPOSE:
• To established guidelines and practices that lower the school’s energy consumption, reduce expenditures on energy, and support greenhouse gas reduction goals.
SCOPE:
• This policy is applicable to all LPU Laguna buildings, facilities, and equipment.

POLICY:

  • 1. Lighting
    • Employees and students shall make every effort to reduce the amount of energy associated with lighting in all campus’ facilities by:
    – Turn lights off in unoccupied spaces.
    – Discontinuing the use of incandescent lighting wherever more efficient lighting is possible such as when compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs can be used.
    – Maximizing the use of natural light and turning off all nonessential lighting whenever possible.
    – Utilizing task lighting in lieu of overhead lighting when appropriate.
    – Turning off exterior building architectural lighting between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am
    • Personal safety shall not be compromised from lighting energy reduction decisions
  • 2. Interior Environment
    • Every effort will be made to maintain the occupied temperature in all campus facilities at 22 to 24 degrees Celsius. This excludes special environmental needs such as server rooms and computer laboratories.
    • Classroom with 20 or fewer students will be set at 22 degrees centigrade.
    • Only authorized personnel and security guards are allowed to operate the centralized control system of the Air Conditioning units.
    • Every effort will be made to improve the utilization of our buildings by consolidating activities from lower utilized buildings into higher utilized buildings. This will allow building ventilating and air conditioning system run time to be reduced, resulting in energy saving.
  • 3. Computers
    • Computer power management software should be able to minimize the operation and consumption of electricity when computers are not in use. This excludes computers performing the unique computational function
    • Computers purchased must have energy-saving features and should be enabled whenever in use.
    • Peripheral equipment should be turned off whenever possible.
    • Students are encouraged to turn off and unplug gaming consoles when not in use (some brands use almost as much turn of as when turning on).
  • 4. Office Equipment
    • All powered office is equipment should be turned off or place on standby when not in use unless it is detrimental to the operation of the equipment to do so. Items such as copiers, printers, calculators, shredders, etc., should be turned off at the end of the workday.
    • Office equipment quantities should be reduced through consolidation to central locations for shirt use whenever possible
  • 5. Appliances
    • Employees
    – Non-school-provided appliances (such as printers, coffee makers, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, toasters, lamps, televisions, and scanners) may only be used if approved by the President/EVP/VPAA.
    – The quantities of purchased appliances, facilities, and equipment shall be reduced through consolidation to central locations for shared use whenever possible.
    – All new or replacement computer monitors and televisions shall be LCS unless there is a justifiable need for the tube-based display.
    – All appliances shall be turned off when not in use unless it is detrimental to do so (for example a refrigerator or freezer).
    • Students
    – All appliances shall be turned off when not in use unless it is detrimental to do so (for example a refrigerator or freezer).
    – Lighting facilities and air conditioning units inside the classrooms must be turned off before leaving the room
    – Make sure that all computers/gadgets are unplugged when leaving the classrooms and laboratories.

  • 6. Fume Hoods (CITHM Students and Faculty Members)
    Fume hood sashes are to be closed when not being accessed to minimize energy use and provide improved lab safety.
    Fume hoods that won’t be used for a long period of time should be brought to the attention of the Office of Physical Plant for the shutdown.

REVIEW:
• An energy Conservation Policy Advisory Committee shall be created and will be tasked to evaluate and recommend policy revisions when appropriate. Membership on this committee shall be appointed by the Vice President for Administration and consist of a broad cross-section of the LPU L Community.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Employees and Students – are responsible for:
    1. Recognizing that energy conservation is important to the school’s fiscal health and environmental goals.
    2. Complying with the policy.
    • Take actions to conserve energy and reduce energy waste.
    • If employees or students have ideas on energy conservation or wish to report energy waste, they should report to the Office of the Vice President for Administration or to their respective Department Heads.
  • Vice President for Administration – is responsible for:
    1. Communicating this policy to everyone within their jurisdiction.
    2. Including energy conservation procedures in orientation programs.

 

 

 

LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY LAGUNA

POLICY ON MATERIALS (WASTE) MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Committee is empowered to draft sustainable and environment-friendly programs and policies to help Lyceum of the Philippines University Laguna (LPUL) in its desire and effort to protect and preserve the environment and in compliance with directives an existing law on environmental and waste management; the school is mandated to implement environment-friendly programs on campus.
The Committee agreed with the primary among the environment-friendly programs that need immediate action is a successful waste management program on campus. Solid waste being one of the major contributors in environmental degradation needs to be addressed at source by everyone. In this connection, everyone is enjoined to re-use, reduce, recycle (3R’s). and to ensure that we send our respective areas are segregated accordingly (non-biodegradable and biodegradable).

  • I. Relevant Mandates and Laws
    • Calamba City Ordinance 96-049 and 2001-056
    • RA9212 on Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008
    • Clean Air Act 2006
    • EO 774 on Reorganizing the Presidential task Force on Climate Change
    • RA 9003 on Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
    • PD 825 S1975 on Improper Disposal of Garbage
    Personnel/agency who fails to comply with proper solid waste management procedures may not be contracted or renewed by the University. All janitorial agencies/personal are required to undergo and complete the waste management training that will be conducted by the school.

 

  • II. LOGISTICAL AND FACILITIES REQUIREMENT
    To Support the Program/s: LPUL commits to support the implementation of the programs and projects relative to the implementation of solid waste management on campus. The identified facilities and logistical requirements are the following:

 

  •  a. WASTE RECEPTACLES
    Provide separate receptacles with clear labels for paper, recyclables, biodegradables, and disposables. The segregated receptacle should be placed at strategic places in offices, and in corridors. Provide single receptacle in small spaces and parking area are general sanitation. Provide single receptacles with plastic lining in comfort rooms. All receptacles should be regularly emptied and well maintained. During collection, segregate waste should be placed in separate containers.

 

  •  b. SORTING AREA/ “HALFWAY HOUSE” / MRF
    A waste sorting area or “halfway house” will be to be designated, this area may be the current “halfway houses” for both the Bagumbayan and Pacol campuses. It should be well situated, spacious, ventilated, secured, and not unsightly. Mixed wastes from a single receptacle should be brought to a sorting area for proper sorting. All recycle and biodegradable should be removed in the sorting area. The administrator should see to it that janitorial personnel have enough time to sort wastes on a daily basis. After sorting all disposable wastes should be placed in a garbage bag or suitable container and properly stored in a disposable waste holding area to facilitate efficient collection. Waste from the comfort room should not be included in the sorting area.

 

  •  c. DOSPISABLES HOLDING AREA
    All disposable and hazardous (if any) wastes should be properly stored in the waste holding area. Wastes should not be poured inside the wastes holding area. Disposable wastes will be collected regularly by the City ENRO garbage truck. Un-segregated wastes may not be collected by the City ENRO. The holding area should be well maintained, protected from rain, scavengers, and is always closed. No wastes should be thrown outside the holding area. The holding area should be disinfected at least once a month or as needed.

 

  •  d. RECYCLABLES AREA
    The building/college/unit should decide on a centralized or decentralized storage for recyclables. Recyclable’s storage area should be free from unpleasant odors and pests. Recyclables should be regularly sold. The building/college/unit should keep a record of the sales of their recyclables. Part of the sale of the recyclables should be used for the maintenance and operation of the solid waste management program of the building/college/unit.

 

  •  e. BIODEGRABLES AREA
    Food scraps including tissue papers should be placed in a secure container and be brought to the sorting area/ “halfway house” for proper composting. “Office or Academic Staff” should coordinate if biodegradable wastes are to be hauled or collected. Units/Colleges that opt to compose their biodegradables should make sure that proper composting procedures are observed. Storage containers or biodegradable materials should be regularly rinsed and disinfected.

 

  •  f. YARD WATES AREA
    Swept leaves could be placed in the base of trees or in a suitable corner of the backyard decay. Leaf piles should not be too big so as to become a fire hazard. Burning of yard wastes is not allowed. Swept leaves and branches from trimmings or typhoon debris should be placed where they could be easily hauled away by the PPA Maintenance personnel.

 

 

 

POLICY GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF UNIVERSITY TRANSPORT FACILITIES

I. Purpose:

To establish general guidelines for the purchase, use, and replacement of University vehicles. To clarify and define the responsibilities of departments when authorizing the use of University vehicles, and individual faculty, staff, and students, while using University vehicles.

II. Policy Statement:

The University maintains four (4) vehicles to support departmental missions and travel needs. This policy addresses the acquisition and use of motorized vehicles used for institutional purposes.

Procedures:

Physical Plant and Facility Office is charged with the responsibility of providing safe and economical transportation to Officers, Personnel, Faculty, and Students. University vehicles and drivers represent the University, and the use of vehicles must be in accordance with this policy and applicable law.

  • 1. Vehicle Management

The Supervisor in Charge of the Service Vehicles maintains detailed records on all vehicles from initial purchase and acquisition until the vehicle is removed from service. He is responsible for determining which vehicles are safe and available for use, which vehicles require maintenance, and which vehicles should be retained or retired from service. Vehicle data is maintained for inventory, insurance, life cycle cost, and fuel use and is reported to the Vice President for Operations and External Affairs.

  • 2. Official Use

University vehicles are for official business only and are to be used by authorized Officers, faculty, staff, and students and fueled with the appropriate fuel at approved fueling stations. All drivers must have a valid and current license and consent to periodic checks of their driving records. The Supervisor will verify driver’s licenses from time to time. University vehicles are not to be used for personal errands or to transport other than authorized persons and equipment. Non-employee passengers may be transported only when their presence is necessary for the primary purpose of the trip.

  • 3. Operating a University Vehicle

3.1 Safety Belt/Harnesses and Child Restraint Devices

Driver and passengers must be following applicable state laws and regulations requiring the use of seat belts and restraint devices.

3.2 Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs

No illegal drugs or alcoholic beverage containers (empty, full, open, or closed) are allowed in university-owned vehicles.

3.3 Operating a University Vehicle – Cell Phone Use

The use of cell phones while driving a university vehicle is discouraged and must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • 4. Vehicle Availability

Departments may reserve vehicles from the Physical Plant and Facilities Office under the Director for Special Projects for daily, weekly or monthly trips by using the Vehicle Reservation Request Form. Vehicles will be assigned on a First Requested, First Served Basis but there will be exemption when an urgent need comes. The Supervisor shall work with the Purchasing department when there is a need to hire additional vehicles.

  • 5. Insurance

The University Drivers and the Supervisor must ensure that the vehicles are insured the whole year round and have to work with the Treasury Staff for the renewal of insurance policies before they expire.

  • 6. Reporting Accidents, Damage, or other Losses

Accidents, damage, and other losses must be reported by the Driver to the Security Officer in charge of the day and to the Supervisor upon return to the campus. The Drivers must report the accident when it happened outside of the university during trips.

  • 7. Approval of Service Vehicles

The request for the use of vehicles must be submitted to the Supervisor in Charge of the University Service Vehicles. He shall check the availability of the service vans and the other requested trips. Trips that can be done simultaneously shall use only one service vehicle. The Supervisor shall recommend for the final approval of the trip from the University Chancellor