Universities, as a widespread organization, have a significant physical and complexity in terms of content and mission, with significant contributions to the consumption of natural resources such as energy, water and raw materials, as well as waste disposal in the environment.
Universities use more resources than other institutions and organizations due to their large physical environment and students and staff and they produce a lot of garbage, sewage, chemicals and toxic substances and cause environmental problems for the campus and their area.
But universities are due to the upbringing of the next generation of active and responsible force for the community has a very influential and important role in preserving biological resources. They prepare green human resources to accept environmental responsibility in the community. In other words, the goals of sustainable development in communities depend on the strategic plans of universities to educate the green generation.
Green University Goals:
- Reducing resource consumption at university level, which reduces organizational costs
- Standardize activities with a green approach to ensure integrated implementation at the university level
- Layering the university to simplify the problems and solve them operationally through sustainable solutions
- Reducing greenhouse gases
- The creation of green human resources who will have an effective role in creating a sustainable future
- Integrated and continuous communication with the industry to solve its environmental problems
The Green University is a three-dimensional approach. In other words, the outcome of the implementation of the Green University system can be searched in several dimensions.
The first dimension:
Reduce of current and public costs through of optimization and resources consumption management. Focus areas are:
- AIR QUALITY
The second dimension: Green Teaching Behavior
The educational system, using modern technology, organizes training courses with optimal resources. In this dimension, the following are considered. Focus areas are:
Intelligent Learning Management:
- Smart registration
- Keeping and tracking of records
- Certification and other student and educational documents
- Teaching method
- Educational Technology
- Exchange of information and knowledge (teacher-student)
The third dimension: Green Generation upbringing
The Green University has Purposeful interactions with its external stakeholders, and with the green generation upbringing influences its environment. Focus areas are:
Educational and cultural actions focused on the green approach:
- Non-academic training program
- Cultural Programs of Students , Staff and Professors
Collaboration with stakeholders (Collaboration with influential governing institutions):
- Program and method of cooperation
- Participation in scientific events
- Effective analysis and measurement
Relationship with industry:
- Green Projects
- Cultural and scientific actions
- Attract graduates by industry in green projects
The Green university model has 285 indicators in the domains mentioned above. These indicators can be used in the form of user-defined checklists and allows the user to audit and rate the university in terms of the conditions of a university bank.
The method of scoring in this model determines the distance to the ideal level and the user can define the improvement projects accordingly.
In this model, prioritizing improvement projects is one of the important issues that are determined by a scientific method through scoring cards.
Auditing and Certification
This model, after implementation of improvement projects and internal audits by users, based on University request, External audits are conducted by the experts of Sustain Ever and ultimately lead to a formal certification by The Energy Globe Foundation.
Certificate of the Energy Globe Foundation is one of the most known in the world. The Energy Global Foundation has 182 member countries.
Note: An external audit of Bank can be made in an unobstructed and self-explanatory manner by the applicant.