Consideringthe current environmental condition of our MUST campus, what changes would youlike to see? Provide some strategies that would make it a more sustainablecampus.Considering our presentcondition of (MUST) the changes we want to see in near future, which makecampus sustainable are · PLANTATION· WASTE MANGEMENT· PARKING · CLEAN ENERGY RESOURCESPLANTATION:Properplantation should be done, at least along the boundary wall of the university,grass should also grow. Trees are necessary for control in pollution, trees arealso source of fresh oxygen which is also important need for life.
Trees havealso ability to control noise pollution. To protect environment should beconsidered priority, because if we fail to protect environment from pollutionwe will unable to provide our children a save future, clean air to take breath.WASTEMANAGEMENT: Waste management is a serious issue now-a-day. With thepassage of time people’s daily needs are increasing. With these needs theproduction of waste also increase, as a result where there the naturalresources are reducing at the same time the environment is also gettingpolluter and polluter. The point is we should be aware now, these natural resourceswon’t stay forever if we don’t stop using them blindly. We should stop using suchproduct in which cannot be dispose of after using such as carbon bags, a lot ofcarbon bags thrown as it is after using. We (educated people) should be ableenough to educate others by our actions not just by words, before we ask othersto use bins we should start using by ourselves and to give message by ouractions to others, that’s the right place for waste not here there on the roadand streets.
Secondly, we should use such products which are renewable, becauseonly in such a way we will be able to protect our environment and our people’shealth from diseases. Thereshould be proper management of water use in campus, extra wastage of waterleads toward end of natural underground resources. University should take stepsto develop water reuse structure, according to reports by 2025 undergroundwater sources reduced to deadly level, so we don’t have to wait till 2025university management should have to take steps now basically it is governmentof Pakistan duty to educate the people about upcoming serious issue by arrangingseminars and workshops, as I said earlier we have to start it by ourselves, wedon’t have enough time to wait for others.PARKING:Parking is a serious issue in our campus, we should start thinking from now.Because in couple of years there will be only cars and cars no place left forstudents to stand. In my opinion university management should make parkingoutside the university at least 500m away from university my doing thatuniversity look neat and clean, peoples get fit when they walk daily, thepeople within 500m range would prefer to go by foot rather than private vehicle,people come outside the city will travel through public vehicle, in this wayvehicle using rate become very less, oil consumption also decrease as a resultCarbon dioxide emission also reduced, in this way we can control naturalresource resources using and also protect out atmosphere from gases which causedifferent diseases.
CLEANENERGY RESOUCES: Energy is a serious issue in under developingcountries throughout the world, we should pay our attention on producing energythrough clean renewable resources rather than producing on such resources whichpollute the environment such as coals. University have its own energy producingsources rather than depending on government. There should be solar panel onevery building roof, each department should produce energy on its own becausewe live in that region where we can utilize energy from sun, which is naturaland renewable source of energy. What do you mean bysustainability? What is your vision of a sustainable future?Sustainability it the combination of two words ‘sustain’and ‘ability’. It means ability to sustain or remain productive. If we considerearth the sustainability it how long earth will be able to support life on it.Sustainable future is possible with sustainable constructions and It isbasically combination of· ENVIRONMENT· SOCIETY· ECONOMY Environment is the most important feature among thesebecause main purpose of sustainable construction is to protect environment fromdamage. As early as we attain sustainability in construction the earth life tosupport life on it increased.
For sustainabilitythere are basically three features of sustainable construction, theconstruction can be archived in that society which accept the features ofstructure we cannot use a lot of sustainable feature in that society who cannotunderstand its long-term benefits i.e. who is ignorant. A sustainableconstruction reduce water waste up to 40%, waste solid up to 70%, energy useage reduces up to 50% and carbon dioxide emission reduce up to 40%. Asustainable structure should be in limited budget it is not possible to start aproject which is sustainable but not in budget a sustainable structure is onewhich is also economical. A sustainable structure protect environment by usingcarbon dioxide emission, reducing water use and reuse of water, reduce energyuse and use energy from clean renewable resources and controlling wastegeneration by reducing the carbon usage to minimum level and using only thoseproducts which can be recycled.
Write an introductory statement about theproject UND GORECKI ALUMNI CENTRE. Moreover, list and explain at least 3sustainable features that you found most impressive about the project. UND Gorecki Alumni Centre isuniversity of North Dakota. In term of sustainability it is placed in platinumcategory by LEEDS. It is sustainable in many aspects like· STORM WATER MANAGEMENTPROGRAMME· RECYCLING (aluminium,glass, paper cardboard recycled) · GREEN CLEANING PROGRAMME(reduce building occupants to hazardous chemicals)· BIG BELLY COMPACTORS (have2 receptacles one for waste one for recycling)ENERGY:TheUND Gorecki Alumni centre is using 41% less energy than any other building ofits size, it is supposed to be saving energy required for 42 homes or 7000gallons of gas. The roof contains 3219 sq.
ft solar panels that supposed tosave energy about 80000 kWh per year which is enough to run 7.3 Americanaverage home to run annually. Energy gain through solar panels which isrenewable source of energy, white roof deflects heat and high efficiency HVACsystem also contribute to energy reduction. At night time since 2004retrofitting lights used which reduce 2 megawatts per led or equal to 20000100-watt bulb. WATER:UNDGorecki Alumni centre is using 37% less water uses as compare with otherbuildings of same size, using 48260 lesser gallons of portable water per yearthan standard building.
The storm water management system captures rain andrunoff in water feature basins surrounding by native vegetation, the systemcontain filters and clean storm water before it seeps back into naturalenvironment, this water can be used to irrigate the low maintenance landscapingwhen necessary.HEALTH/INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY: Eye strain is restricted by controllingglare and reducing overheating with manual roller shades. Construction airpollution was reduced through aggressive controlling practices and duststabilization. The centre features high performance glass on its exteriorglass, allowing natural light to come in by reducing heat and glare. To ensuregood indoor air quality, only finish products with low or zero volatile organiccompound were used.
Air system efficiency were improved by 15% and air turnoverrate by 7% through optimized mechanical and ventilations system.