The issue of sustainable development features in all the school’s specializations, in the form of energy management and more particularly the energy transition. This means that renewable energies are dealt with in the specializations relating to construction and planning (architecture, civil engineering, surveying engineering, HVAC and energy engineering) as well as those concerning industrial systems (mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering, plastics engineering). The same applies to the fundamental issue of the management of water resources, raw materials and eco-design.
Numerous projects, some of them on a very large scale, are undertaken in partnership with local authorities and companies, for example:
- electric mobility (Strasbourg Eurométropole and EDF)
- the INSA Strasbourg Balconies (Alcoa, Electricité de Strasbourg, Rector Lesage)
- hydroelectricity on small water courses (Schlumberger, ES), etc.
At the beginning of every academic year a “civic action” is organized with the City of Strasbourg as part of the freshers’ program: a clean-up operation in the Neuhof forest with the Strasbourg Eurométropole sanitation department.
On the mobility front, students are not allowed to use cars. There are no parking spaces other than those for the disabled. Cycling is strongly encouraged and the cycling proficiency/road safety courses are provided.
Student clubs are all made aware of the rules on waste management and invited to use the school’s waste sorting system.
Vegetable boxes from local allotments run by a social enterprise are available to students from the Bureau des Elèves (student’s union office).
Finally, the school has also made a small plot available for students to grow their own vegetables.