Social and environmental responsibility
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems is committed to meeting its responsibilities to society and the environment.
So the sustainable use of resources is very important to us.
Sustainability: a priority in everything we do
By consciously promoting synergies between environmental, social and economic factors, IMC Krems is developing into an increasingly sustainable university.
We also pass on socially and environmentally responsible values to our students, and help them to build up a sense of respect for the environment and for sustainable approaches.
- Steps we have already taken
- Efficient operation of building control systems
- Implementation of water-saving technology
- Smart ventilation and heating systems
- Ongoing switch to LED lighting in all buildings
- Procurement of new electrical appliances with an energy rating of A or above
- Controlled use of sun protection systems to maximise thermal energy utilisation
- Use of intelligent lighting technology, e.g. electronic movement sensors
Small changes, big impact
The efficient use of resources such as electricity, heat, water and paper forms a cornerstone of the university’s sustainability strategy. We have been complying with the requirements of the ISO 14001 environmental management standard since 2012 to ensure a structured approach to continuously improving our environmental management system.
The action we have taken is already paying dividends: our events venue, the International Meeting Center in Wing G.1. of IMC Campus Krems, was awarded Green Meeting Location status in 2016.
Our environment and sustainability team
We have set up an environment and sustainability team to ensure that sustainable thinking becomes firmly established in all areas of our organisation. It is led by Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Officer Roman Mesicek and his deputy Christine Taferner.
The university’s teaching and research staff, as well as the Facility Services, Marketing, Human Resource and Quality Management departments are all represented on the team. Members of other departments can also join the team as required.
The strategic direction is set by the core social and environmental responsibility strategy group, which is made up of the Managing Team and the sustainability coordinators.