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Sustainable Development Goals

Carbon Emissions

​ Our university reports its carbon emissions in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, which is a widely recognized framework for measuring and managing greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment is aligned with our foundational pillar of sustainable and clean energy, crucial for sustainable development. The integration of "sustainable development" into our vision and mission underscores our dedication to this cause. For detailed insights into our sustainability initiatives and progress, you can refer to the ASU Sustainable Development Progress Report 2022, available here. 2022.pdf


In recent years, our university has made significant strides in reducing both energy consumption and CO2 emissions. These accomplishments are a result of several key initiatives, including the implementation of targeted energy policies, rigorous monitoring of energy use, and active participation in awareness and educational campaigns alongside relevant stakeholders. These efforts not only demonstrate our commitment to sustainable practices but also significantly contribute to our overarching goal of sustainable development

1.Low-Carbon Energy Tracking

The ASU Renewable Energy Center, established in 1996, is at the forefront of exploring new technologies in the field of energy, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy, which has attracted global interest. This center not only functions as a research hub for our academic staff and students but also plays a crucial role in our sustainability efforts by measuring and monitoring low-carbon energy usage throughout the university. It provides real-time data on daily energy consumption and the associated reduction in carbon emissions. For more information and access to these data, visit the ASU Renewable Energy Center's website here.


Low-Carbon Energy Use

•Total energy used: 19.652 units (please specify the unit of measurement, e.g., MWh)

•Total energy used from low-carbon sources: 12.690 units (please specify the unit of measurement, e.g., MWh)

Local Education Programs on Climate

​Our university actively implements local education programs and campaigns that focus on various aspects of climate change. These initiatives aim to educate our community about the risks and impacts of climate change, as well as strategies for mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and the importance of early warning systems. By engaging students and staff in these educational efforts, we strive to build a knowledgeable community that is well-equipped to tackle climate-related challenges.

•The Renewable Energy Center recently hosted a scientific lecture titled "Energy Perspectives in Jordan," delivered by Dr. Osama Ayadi. This lecture provided a comprehensive overview of Jordan's current energy landscape, emphasizing the major challenges associated with renewable energy sources and energy storage. The session offered valuable insights into the advancements and hurdles in the energy sector, contributing to a deeper understanding among attendees about the critical role of sustainable energy solutions in national development.

2.Renewable Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology This program focuses on the study of various renewable energy systems from an applied technical perspective, equipping students with practical skills and knowledge needed in the growing field of renewable energy.

Anticipated job market areas for graduates of this specialty include:
Technologist: Specializing in renewable electrical energy generation and transmission systems.
Consulting Technician: Serving construction companies and other institutions within the energy sector.
Sales Manager: For companies that specialize in the sales and supply of alternative energy systems.
Technical Officer: In relevant government institutions, such as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Inspection and Maintenance Technical Manager: At factories producing renewable energy systems like solar cells and wind turbines.
Professional and Academic Trainer: Specialized in renewable energy technologies.
Entrepreneur: Establishing companies focused on the installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems.

For more insights into the program and potential career paths, you can view a related video here.

​3. As part of the University of Applied Sciences' commitment to practical application, the Renewable Energy Center at the Faculty of Engineering organized a field visit to the Tafila wind station. This visit provided students with a unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of wind electricity generation technologies. They explored the various system components present at the station, which is recognized as a pioneering facility in the region. This experience not only enhanced their understanding of wind energy but also highlighted the practical aspects of renewable energy technologies in a real-world setting. 7774&mibextid=Nif5oz​



Climate Action Plan

Our university is actively collaborating with the government to establish a 6.4 MW photovoltaic (PV) power station. This initiative is designed to cover the electricity needs of the university as well as other partner organizations, with the goal of achieving zero emissions under Scope 1 and Scope 2. This forward-thinking project not only demonstrates our commitment to sustainability but also positions us as a leader in adopting clean energy solutions within the academic sector​

The Computer Network Systems Department at our university has launched a pioneering initiative in line with the GHG Protocol, employing information technology to create a miniature model of a vertical farm. This project is led by a team of students and aims to explore the concept of vertical farming. This agricultural method utilizes high-rise urban buildings for the cultivation of crops, emphasizing the reuse and recycling of resources. Designed to produce edible fruits and vegetables throughout the year, vertical farms significantly reduce the energy costs involved in transporting food, thereby lowering carbon emissions. This farming technique also optimizes water usage and reduces labor needs.​

​The idea of vertical farming was inspired by successful models like the one in Singapore, where urban agriculture on rooftops has provided a sustainable way to feed city dwellers, producing over a ton of vegetables daily. Given the expected global population surge to nearly 9 billion by 2036 and challenges such as urban expansion, climate change, and the loss of green spaces, these futuristic farms are increasingly becoming essential.

​Our university's vertical farm project utilizes advanced control devices and specialized software, managed through a dedicated computer network. This system collects data, efficiently manages the distribution of resources like water and light, and produces detailed reports on the agricultural system. This showcases vertical farming's potential as a groundbreaking solution to issues of land scarcity and environmental degradation





This number is only for campus buildings (no accommodation on campus). Recycling 
programs commenced in 2017 and many of the university paper transactions (memos, course 
syllabi, and teaching material) switched to online. The university has contracted the 
collection and the recycling on annual basis to paper recycling companies.​ 

2 Increase in water consumption for irrigation purposes is due to the increase in the green 
areas on campus; more than 1800 plants (Olive and Figs) and additional green landscapes 
came into existence since 2016.​

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