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Objectives of Green Audit

Objectives of Energy Audit

 

The Green Audit provides the vital information base for overall Energy, water and waste management program covering essentially energy utilization, environment management and activities related to sustainability. It aims at-

 

 

  • To examine the current practices which can impact the environment such as resource utilization, waste management, etc.

  • To prepare an Environmental Statement Report on green practices followed by different departments, support services, and administration building.

  • To set goals, vision, and mission for Green practices on the campus.

  • To identify and analyze significant environmental issues.

  • To establish and implement Environmental Management Plan in various departments.

  • To assess for better performance in green practices and its valuation.

Need for Green Audit

 

Green auditing is the process of identifying and determining whether an institution’s practices are eco-friendly and sustainable. Traditionally, we are good and efficient users of natural resources. However, over the period of time excess use of resources like energy, water, chemicals are become habitual for everyone especially, in common areas. Now, it is necessary to check whether our processes are consuming more than the required resources? Whether we are handling waste carefully? Green audit regulates all such practices and gives an efficient way of natural resource utilization. In the era of climate change and resource depletion, it is necessary to verify the processes and convert them into green and clean ones. The green audit provides an approach for it. It also increases overall consciousness among the people working in institutions towards an environment.

 

In University has conducted a green audit with specific goals as:

 

  • Assess facility of different types of waste management.

  • Increase environmental awareness throughout campus.

  • Identificationanddocumentationofgreenpracticesfollowedbyuniversity.

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in green practices.

  • Conduct a survey to know the ground reality about green practices.

  • Analyze and suggest solutions for problems identified from the survey.

  • Identify and assess environmental risk.

  • The long-term goal of the environmental audit program is to collect baseline data of environmental parameters and resolve environmental issues.

  • To motivate staff for optimized sustainable use of available resources.

 

About Criteria 7 of NAAC

 

Universities are playing a key role in the development of human resources worldwide. Higher education institutes campus run various activities with the aim to percolate the knowledge along with practical dimension among the society. Likewise, different technological solutions related to the environment are also provided by the higher education institutes. Different types of evolutionary methods are used to assess the problem concerning the environment. It includes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Carbon Footprint Mapping, Green audit, etc.

 

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is a self-governing organization that rated the institutions according to the scores assigned at the time of accreditation of the institution. Green Audit has become a important procedure for educational institutes under Criterion VII of NAAC. (Criterion 7 – Institutional Values and Best Practices, sustainable metrics are to be established through environment and energy initiatives.) The intention of the green audits is to upgrade the environmental condition inside and around the institution. It is performed by considering environmental parameters like water and wastewater accounting, energy conservation, waste management, air, noise monitoring, etc. for making the institution eco-friendlier.

 

Students are the major strength of any academic institution. Practicing green action in any educational institution will inculcate the good habit of caring for natural resources in students. Many environmental activities like plantation and nurturing saplings and trees, Cleanliness drives, Bird watching camps, no vehicle day, Rainwater harvesting, etc. will make the students good citizens of the country. Through Green Audit, higher educational institutions can ensure that they contribute towards the reduction of global warming through Carbon Footprint reduction measures.

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