Green Policy

Report
Implementation
of
Master Plan
and
Green Policy
at IIT Kanpur
Green Policy Workshop
Held at IIT Kanpur, L7 on January 18th, 2014 (Saturday)
1. BOG approved Master Plan (i.e. 2011/4th meeting of the
BOG held on 03.12.2011)
2. Implement the Green Policy of MHRD/IIT Council (Ref.
MHRD DO No.1-11/2013-TS I (Sectt.) dated 05.06.2013).
Open House Forum on 14.01.2014 at 4 P.M. to collect views
and opinion from the IIT Kanpur Community so that an
inclusive and cohesive strategy can be formulated for the
implementation of Master Plan and Green Policy (prior
mails/views are welcome).
On 14th Jan (4-6.30 pm): 35 members (staff, students,
scholars, faculty members) expressed their views
Joint EAC and GC meeting held on 15.01.2014: Ten (10)
immediate action plans identified
IIT Kanpur Campus
Need for augmenting infrastructure
• To create new departments, academic programs
• To augment research facility + infrastructure
• To enhance research scholar community
• To increase student strength in phases
• To improve quality of life on campus
• To promote translational research
• To initiate new research projects
• To create new faculty offices
• To accommodate scholars
Land Use in IIT Campus*
Phase I
(1959-96)
Phase II
(1996-2011)
Expansion
(Future
Growth)
Ground
Coverage
(in %)
(A)
Area
under
roads
(in %)
(B)
(A) + (B)
Open
Space
(in %)
3.7
8.8
12.5
87.5
5.6
10.4
16
84
8.5
13.9
22.4
77.6
*Source: Master Plan 2021 (20th Sept 2011)
Green Initiative at IITK
• 46th meeting (07.01.2013) of IITs Council decided to establish a
Green Cell.
• MHRD vide its guidelines as per letter DO No. 1-11/2013-TS I
(Sectt.) dated 05.06.2013) advised IIT Kanpur to implement.
• Theme Workshop on Green Policy at IITK (Open House) was
held on 07.10.2013.
• Internal meetings were held on 03.10.2013, 07.10.2013 and
16.10.2013.
• MHRD vide its letter D.O. F. No. Misc/HRD-IITs/2013 dated
19.11.2013 has circulated clarification about Green Office.
• The Institute vide Office orders dated 03.12.2013 constituted an
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and a Green Cell
(GC).
Green Policy
• A National Workshop on Green Policy was held
on October 17, 2013 at IIT Kanpur following a
recent initiative of MHRD
It was decided to:
a) Reconstitute the Environmental Advisory
Committee(EAC) and give it a broader role in
formulating the environmental policy of the institute
b) Set up a Green Cell (GC) for educating and
sensitizing the campus regarding environmental
issues besides formulating, initiating, implementing
and monitoring various environmental initiatives in
the campus
Environmental Advisory Committee
• It shall be the primary policy making body regarding
environmental issues inside the campus
• The EAC will be responsible in implementing the Green
Policy of MHRD
• The EAC will represent the viewpoints of all stakeholders,
both inside and outside the campus
• The EAC will be headed by the Director and SE(IWD) shall
be its convener
• The EAC will normally meet once or twice a semester and
formulate the broad agenda for the green initiatives to be
pursued in the institute
Composition of EAC
Chairperson
Convener
Director
SE(IWD)
Members
Deputy Director, DORA, Two
representatives of Student Gymkhana,
Secretary of Alumni Association, External
Environmental Expert, Faculty Forum
Representative, Officer Representative(to
be nominated by the Registrar), Non
Teaching Staff Representative, Campus
Community Representative
Special
Invitees
PIC(Civil), PIC(Electrical),
PIC(Refrigeration), Chairperson of Green
Cell
Green Cell
• Shall gather the initial baseline data regarding
various environmental parameters in IIT Kanpur
campus and update/maintain this data on an
ongoing basis
• Shall offer strategic input to the EAC regarding
environmental initiatives to be adopted
• Offer advice to the IWD regarding environmental
initiatives to be adopted
• Monitor the effectiveness of the adopted
environmental initiatives
Electricity consumption and air conditioning
Sanctioned load : 8.5 MVa
Peak load: 7.8 MVa
With the proposed construction, the peak is
likely to touch 13 MVa.
Cost to institute will be about 40 crores / yr
(present tariff, present bill is about 25 crore)
Air-conditioning load is about 6000
tonnes, which is likely to go to 8000 t !!
Water as a resource
100% dependence on ground water
Surface water (Ganga water) is likely to reach
campus in a few months
Plan to go for hybrid consumption, and
depending on the quality and reliability of the
supply, the dependence on ground water to be
reduced.
POLICY ISSUES:
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Open ground on campus: at least 70% (70-30 policy)
Space audit – both open + occupied areas
Semi-perforated parking lots – open space
25% of campus be declared and developed as
‘forests’ (pristine state)
Allow passage to neighboring villages and
population (peaceful co-existence)
Concerns and issues (OPEN HOUSE): forest, wet lands,
waste, recycling, safety, buildings, CO2 emission,
biomass, rain water, animals, paper less office policy
(senate), lighting, refrigeration, ventilation, gardening,
roof treatment, traffic control
GIS mapping and comparison with Master Plan
Make campus ‘physically challenged friendly’
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Identification of green field sites for development
Re-densification of existing development
Redevelopment of older buildings
Refurbishment / renovation of existing buildings
Space and energy audit of buildings/campus –
Internal and External audit
Roadmap:
 Green Policy/Office = EAC and GCell
 Baseline data collection, documentation,
dissemination/reporting – Website
 Policy on flora and fauna, water, energy, waste, rain,
effluent, infrastructure augmentation
 New technology of construction, monitoring, auditing,
maintenance, power saving (sensors)
 MOOC, Website, Books on birds, animals, vegetation

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