How we do
The strategic components and methodology of this project is solely based on developing eco-systems in campuses. With Energy Efficiency at the core the project will also explore different areas in fields of water conservation, reduction of Green house gases, addressing climate change, etc.
- Energy Efficiency.
- Renewable Energy.
- Water Conservation.
- Reduction of GHG emissions.
- Engaging Local Communities.
- Micro/Smart Grids
- Information exchange - Sharing of information between various key stake holders on implementation patterns of Smart Campuses.
- Networking - Increased participation of students and faculty can lead to networking between campuses and in turn spreading awareness.
- Webinars & courses for specialized sectors like micro grids - Educating users for using various auditing tools that monitor energy consumption patterns in College Campuses
Linkages with SDGs
The project is construed as support in achieving the UN framework of Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations in September 2015 , to be achieved by the year 2030.
SDG7 : Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG11 : Make campuses inclusive, safe and sustainable
SDG12 : Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
By 2030, when SDGs are said to be achieved, today’s students would be working in the market place as policy makers/managers/entrepreneurs/NGOs. Hence smart campus also has an underlying theme of skill building for smart cities. Therefore this project can also be considered as a driving force for tomorrows smart cities. This project will also go hand in hand with the Smart City project as devised by the government of India aimed at developing the entire urban eco-system of 100 cities. The target is to achieve this in the next 5 years.