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Green award for Tepak university

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Cyprus university of technology (Tepak) has been awarded for the seventh time for implementing good circular economy practices.

The university, together with the Cyprus electricity authority, was awarded the third prize for general green procurement policy in the Green Public Procurement Competition  organised by the department of environment in cooperation with the Cyprus energy office.

It also received an honorary distinction for the inclusion of environmental specifications in the supply of air conditioners.

The environmental management and audit scheme (EMAS) certificate was also awarded to Tepak for the rectorate building and of the buildings of administrative services and two academic departments. These concern the department of agricultural sciences, biotechnology and food science and the department of chemical engineering.

According to a relevant press release, the award is a “practical recognition of the collective and methodical effort made at the university and a reward for the good practices implemented in the areas of sustainability, circular economy and awareness”.

The awards were presented by the Agriculture Minister Dr Costas Kadis at a special ceremony on November 29. They were received on behalf of the university by coordinator of the Environment Policy Office of Tepak, Andreas Dionysiou.

Tepak has committed to implementing an environmental policy in a series of ways, including the compliance with the relevant legislation and the continuous monitoring, evaluation and improvement of its environmental performance as well as the continuous education and information of the university community on environmental issues.

For more information on the actions to integrate sustainable development in the pillars of the Cyprus University of Technology, visit the websites,

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