Waste Management & Recycling Program
In accordance with the University's mission and its commitment to continuous improvement of the campus environment and sustainability, the Civil Engineering department established two main environmental projects the past three years that are aimed to control the environmental impacts of the campus and contribute to a national quest for conserving scarce resources. In 2018, a small-scale greywater project started assessing the volumes and quality of greywater from one of the student's bathrooms in the Engineering building. The project's main goal was to evaluate the feasibility of installing greywater collection systems to all of the University's bathrooms for later irrigation usage and to calculate the overall savings in fresh water consumption. A second stage of the greywater project is expected to start by the beginning of the year 2022, where greywater will be collected from all bathrooms within the university buildings for the irrigation purposes.
Water Conservation Program
ASU campus water use efficiency
Reducing water consumption and protecting water quality are key objectives in sustainable buildings. Therefore, at Applied Science Private University, many projects have been developed to sustain all natural available resources and enhance the recycle of natural resources. For instance, grey water and harvested rooftops rain water have been one of the most successful projects in study and implementation phases. That is, harvested rooftops water is collected where an average monthly volume of harvested rooftops water is 365 m3. In this project, rooftop rain water was collected, treated, and quality tested before and after treatment by on-site treatment lab.
In addition, a preliminary project of grey water reuse is under analysis. For instance, initial studies have shown a volume of 493 L/day in fall semester, and 364 L/day in summer semester). The treated grey water can be used in re-flushing systems and irrigation of campus facilities to save fresh water and become an environmental friendly campus