SUSTAINABILITY AS PART OF THE EHL EXPERIENCE
Sustainability is important at EHL and there are many ways sustainable initiatives across the EHL Group and its three campuses are integrated into everyday life. Some examples:
• The EHL Campus Lausanne has been designed and built as a green campus, in line with the best Swiss quality label for low-energy-consumption buildings. The building has been optimized for lowest energy consumption while providing maximum comfort. Equipped with geothermal probes that will harvest the heat from a depth of 800m and a novel wastewater heat recovery system, the building is designed to be self-supplying about 90% of its heating even through Swiss winter. It is working hard on phasing out the use of single use items and have recycled 66% of waste generated. The new campus will be soon equipped with photovoltaic solar panels covering a surface equivalent to three Olympic swimming pools.
• EHL Campus (Singapore) at Kinloss House has been designed with sustainability in mind. It includes carbon neutral floors, while the team works with local caterers to curate responsible menus. The staff members and students also share a shuttle bus to and from the campus and MRT station to reduce the amount of traffic on campus and in the city. In addition, EHL Group has also implemented the Alaya platform, available within each of EHL’s three campuses, which helps students to find the right activities for giving back and volunteering initiatives.
• These environments provide the students with eyeopening experiences which enable them to align talk with actions. The students are involved in as many sustainability initiatives as possible. The students also organize sustainability weeks and SDG related events. They also have opportunities to work with the expert sustainability team on specific projects and are invited to speak or participate in sustainability workshops. Most recently, EHL Campus (Singapore) hosted the annual Environmental Awareness Week, where they organised trivia sessions to raise awareness on the campus’ sustainability efforts and partnered with Books Beyond Borders, a social business dedicated to expanding educational opportunities in the developing world. This year, EHL will participate in the SDG Open Hack in Singapore — a hackathon open to university students studying in Singapore that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, cultivating leadership, creativity, mobility, and international competence.