Energy and Climate Change
Implementation of energy efficient policies and energy conservation programs
SWU Ongkharak Campus recently (in 2018) replaced 30,000 of their 34,000 36-watt halogen lightbulbs with 18-watt LED bulbs. Additionally, there are ongoing campaigns of replacing their aircon units with brand new energy efficient units (some inverters and some VRFs) throughout the campus.
Electricity usage per year
The total electricity usage divided by total campus population
4,690 metric tons
Total carbon footprint for the previous 12 months
There are two renewable energy sources—Solar and BioMethane—being in use, with solar powered lighting in several carparks and in newly-installed pedestrian walkways. Elements of green building implementation are reflected in all construction and renovation policy. Natural day-lighting is found in many of SWU Ongkharak’s faculty buildings. Tinted windows are used in all new building construction and in renovated buildings. Additionally, each building has a dedicated Manager to ensure minimum energy usage occurs.