Sustainability Policy of „George Emil Palade” UMFST of Târgu Mureș
Practical steps
„George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureș is founding member of International Association for Water, Environment, Energy, and Society (IAWEES)
„George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureș is member of Sustainable Romania Coalition
Objectives for sustainable development

1: Setting and Infrastructure
• The ratio of open space to total area: > 95%
• Total area on campus covered in forest vegetation: > 35%
• Total area on campus covered in planted vegetation: > 40%
• Total area on campus for water absorption besided forest and planted vegetation: > 30%
• The total open space area divided by total campus population: > 70mp
• Percentage of University's budget for sustainability effort within a year: > 12%

2: Energy and Climate Change
• Energy efficient appliances usage: > 75%
• Total campus smart building area: > 75%
• Number of renewable energy sources in campus (solar power, bio diesel, wind power, etc.): > 3 sources
• The total electricity usage divided by total campus population (kWh per person): < 279 kWh
• The ratio of renewable energy production divided by total energy usage per year: > 25%
• Elements of green building implementation as reflected in all construction and renovation policies: > 3 elements
• Greenhouse gas emission reduction program: program aims to reduce three scopes emissions;
• The total carbon footprint divided by total campus population (metric tons per person): < 0,10 metric ton

3: Waste
• Recycling program for university waste: Extensive (> 75% waste)
• Program to reduce the use of paper and plastic on campus: more than 3 programs
• Organic waste treatment: Extensive (> 75% treated)
• Inorganic waste treatment: Extensive (> 75% treated)
• Toxic waste treatment: Extensive (> 75% treated)
• Sewage disposal: Treatment for up cycling

4: Water
• Water conservation program implementation: > 50% water conserved
• Water recycling program implementation: > 50% water recycled
• Water efficient appliance usage: > 50% of water efficient appliances installed
• Treated water consumed: > 75% treated water consumed

5: Transportation
• The total number of vehicles (cars and motorcycles) divided by total campus population: < 0,045
• Shuttle service: is provided by university, regular, and zero emission;
• Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV, e.g. bicycles, cano, snowboard, electric car, etc.) policy on campus: Zero Emission Vehicles are available, and provided by university for free;
• The total number of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) divided by total campus population: > 0,02
• Ratio of parking area to total campus area: < 1%
• Transportation program designed to limit or decrease the parking area on campus for the last 3 years: program resulting in more than 30% decrease in parking or parking is restricted
• Number of transportation initiatives to decrease private vehicles on campus (e.g. car sharing, charging high parking fees, metro / tram / bus services and etc): > 3 initiatives
• Pedestrian path policy on campus: pedestrian paths are available, design for safety, convenient, and in some part disabled-friendly features

6: Education and Research (ED)
• The ratio of sustainability courses to total courses/subjects: > 20%
• The ratio of sustainability research funding to total research funding: > 40%
• Number of scholarly publications on sustainability published. (average annualy for the past 3 years): > 300
• Number of events related to sustainability: > 47
• Number of student organizations related to sustainability: > 10
• University-run sustainability website: website is available, accessible, and updated regularly
• Sustainability report: sustainability report is available, accessible and updated annually