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Annual meeting and introduction of the Office of Sustainability

Do you know the environment of your university? Do you want to contribute to its improvement?

What is sustainable development, and what is its role in our future?

What is the position of the environment and sustainable development in other countries?

We will answer this question and dozens of other questions of yours in this forum ….

Our rendezvous: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Bahman Hall of Amirkabir University of Technology from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In the presence of the director and assistant director of the Office of Sustainability, university officials and environmental experts, and activists
Participation is free for all interested students

Report on the activities of the AUT’s Office of Sustainability (2012-2016)

Office of Sustainability of Amirkabir University of Technology was established in the summer of 2011, directed by Dr. Maknoon, a respected member of the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Eng. Morteza Nikravan, a graduate of Civil and Environmental Engineering (assistant director), to work in the field of environment and Green University. The purpose of establishing this office is to organize and support the activities of all students, professors and staff of different faculties of the university in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development and turn Amirkabir University of Technology into a “green campus” and fulfill the slogan of leading Amirkabir University in sustainable development. In this report, while introducing the Office of Sustainability, the goals and actions taken, including holding conferences, seminars, workshops and projects, are briefly stated. To read the report, refer to the publications section of the site.

Publication of LEED Regulations, a reference for environmental rating of buildings by Amirkabir University of Technology

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which was developed under the auspices of the American Green Building Association and is implemented in this country and some other countries (such as Canada, India, etc.) is in fact a response to Countries are concerned about the importance of the construction industry with an approach to solving environmental problems, including global climate change, uneconomical and misuse of natural resources, as well as threats to human health. The initial move to grant LEED certification to buildings is in fact a move towards sustainable development in the construction industry and quantification of the concept of green building.
In translating this regulation, an attempt has been made to use appropriate Persian equivalents that have been in various books or suggested by experts. Also, some of the corrections that the authors think need further explanation are written in a footnote or listed for further study. You can download the full details of this book from this link.

Those who are interested can purchase this book from the bookstore of Amirkabir University of Technology, located next to Valiasr Door (contact number +98-21-664988868).

Launching and installing the first solar cell in the university

Recently, with the cooperation of Dr. Fadaei from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and the General Administration of Administrative Affairs, a solar cell has been installed next to the university mosque. The solar cell installed at the university has five 90-watt panels that store a total of 450 watts of energy per hour.

The purpose of installing these solar cells is to supply electricity to the projector and to provide lighting around the installation site of this device. Each university’s previous projectors had four 400-watt bulbs, which were replaced by 1.8-fold energy consumption by replacing them with 50-watt bulbs, which is also provided by sunlight. These 4 lamps consume 2,000 watts of energy per 10 hours of light, and the rest of the energy produced will be stored in the battery, and on cloudy days when the intensity of sunlight is low, the electrical energy stored in the battery is used. It is noteworthy that the productive power of the device does not depend on the ambient temperature and only depends on the amount of sunlight.

The useful life of this device is 23 years and its installation cost is about 3 million tomans. This amount is equivalent to the cost of electricity consumed by previous projectors on average over 5 years. In other words, if a solar cell is installed for all eight projectors in the university, it will bring 10 million tomans of economic savings for each of them in 18 years. Using solar cells in addition to supplying electricity from a clean energy source will also have economic benefits for the university.