In today’s industrial world, environmental issues have become extremely alarming, highlighting the need for taking serious actions. Along all aspects of management, organizations have lately taken green management into account to make sure they are performing their tasks with the least environmental impacts and meeting the future need. Green management assesses a process in terms of sustainability, and judges whether it is harmful to the environment or not.
IUT is not the first organization to take green management into consideration, but is certainly one of the most active ones. Carrying everything out in the most sustainable form is a top priority here, and IUT continues to increase its role in environmental protection each day. Here are the recent and most important activities IUT has undertaken to reach the standards of green management
- Division of university’s municipal water into sectors, running hydrostatic tests, and determination of damaged parts.
- Using hydrostatic tests’ results for replacement and modification of corroded and sensitive parts.
- Periodic check-ups of shut off valves and substitution of corroded water faucets.
- Implementation of control plans on water replacement with meter installations.
- Periodic check-ups of water faucets and prevention of water leakages.
- Decrease of flash-tanks water charge-up volumes, substitution of old flash-tanks with new ones, and utilization of smaller tanks.
- substitution of bath faucets with 2-handle faucets in bathrooms.
- reconstruction and modification of dorms’ interior architecture with the goal of separating wet locations from residential complexes.
One complex of Isfahan University of Technology’s dorms contains:
144 4-person and 20 single or double rooms, 160 private bathrooms, 160 private wash-stands, and 60 WCs.
After the modification of interior architecture and omitting private bathrooms and wash-stands, 47 public bathrooms, 79 public wash-stands, and 79 public WCs were made available for use. With these changes occurred, based on the table below, heat and gas requirements for hot-water supply decreased 60 percent in comparison with the prior architecture.
- Increase of foot pedal faucets in WCs.
- Increase of automatic faucets in WCs.
- Utilization of washing machines in University’s main dining hall.
- Utilization of industrial pots in university’s main dining hall.
- Construction of a 2000 m3 water reservoir.
- Utilization of water saving shower heads in dorms, swimming pool, and physical education center showers.
- Utilization of water saving shower heads equipped with “Air Turbo” system:
This system uses a technology of mixing water and air, decreasing the flow rate of 18 liters per minute in the old shower heads, to 9 l/min in the new ones.
- Utilization of intelligent water distribution systems and innovation of intelligent water supplier systems.
- Development of official educational courses for B.Sc, MS, and PhD students concerning environment.
- Creation of water, sewage, biotechnology, and bioengineering institutes.
- Design of an educational site and introducing to academia.
- Offering environment-related courses in all departments.
- Performing student projects with an environmental function.
- Holding educational enabling courses concerning green management, energy, and low-consumerism.
- Holding educational workshops about recycling importance and reusing waste in country’s universities.
- Educational workshops about national and international in allocation of water distribution.
- Educational workshops concerning water crisis in Isfahan province.
- Holding educational courses in the form of scientific tours in the environment.
- Creation of necessary infrastructure for bicycle-use development (special bicycle pathways).
Appreciation letter from Ms. Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president and head of Environment Protection Organization
Furthering environmental goals as a green university
Appreciation letter from Dr. Mohammad Farhadi; science, research, and technology minister
Establishment of green management in the university
Appreciation letter from Mr. Sattar mahmoudi ghaem, Energy minister
Making use of modern methods for low water consumption
Appreciation letter from Dr. Mohammad Hossein Omid; vice president of ministry of science, research, and technology
Preparation of universities’ sanitation treatment and using standard wastewater in country’s modern irrigation systems