Sustainability in Applied Science University
Sustainability explores the dynamic interconnections among environmental, social and economic systems in order to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
It is the balance of environmental, social and economic well-being. All three are needed for sustainability.
Sustainability is an institution-wide effort and a key objective of the ASU Commitment strategic plan. ASU’s success in achieving its sustainability goals largely depends upon every member of the campus community taking an active role.
Applied Science University have extended intensive efforts in maintaining a sustainable environment, this was evident through the introduction of many electronic solutions and frameworks to a variety of functions in the University.
From operations to educational programs, sustainability is integrated throughout campus and campus life.
- Waste Reduction:
To preserve the environment and keep pace with global trends in the field of the environment the university Decided to automate services and go paperless, ASU automated systems:
- Automated HR services.
- Student’s online services.
- Online academic advising.
- Online external and internal exams moderation.
- SharePoint team sites for collaboration.
Using automated and online services reduce the consumption of papers, printers and toners with 78%
And keep clean environment.
- Water Use:
The university started to implement the ultra-filtration system for Grey water treatment. Using such system will help the university to reduce the water consumption by up to 70%. Moreover, the water also will be used in the landscapes-watering around the University; which will further reduce the water consumption.
- Energy Use:
In order to rationalize the electricity consumption in the university , a process of replacing the internal lights (damaged) to new LED lights due to many reasons; more efficient, more lumen , and less wattage. Recently nearly 70% of the University’s lights are LED lights which will surely contribute to the saving in electricity.
The University also implemented the installation of sensors in most of its classrooms to contribute in the rationalization of electricity.
The Procurement and Logistics Services Department computerized a new system which contains both requests system and maintenance management system by which the complaints are received instead of emails/phone calls. Our aim of implementation of this procedure was mainly to provide smooth and easy tracking of all complaints, reduce the consumption of paper, and to ensure our best services to all staff in the University.
Sustainability / Environmental Research