Efficient use and management of resources
We share with you our initiatives to make efficient use of resources and reduce environmental impact.
We save water
We are aware of the importance of this water resource. For this reason, we established programs aimed at saving and efficient use of the different sources of supply that the University has, such as a local aqueduct, surface water, thanks to which we have achieved a saving of 2,098 m3 and rainwater, which have allowed the use of 3,643 m3. Through the Program for the Efficient and Rational Use of Water ( PUEYRA ), adequate management of this resource is carried out.
Regarding the wastewater generated in the educational process, it is transported through the public sewerage network to the San Fernando or Aguas Claras treatment plants, as the case may be, where they are properly treated.
We reduce the consumption of electrical energy
We implement technologies to reduce the consumption of this resource. The implementation of 2,244.6 m2 of solar panels as an example of renewable energy, thanks to which 348,242 kWh / year will be generated, thus reducing energy consumption per network, as well as CO2 emissions, change of fluorescent lights, for a (total percentage) of LED luminaires, thus contributing to the reduction of energy consumption.
We select and use solid waste
We carry out a comprehensive management that implies the correct disposal of the different types of waste; Among which are ordinary and dangerous, of which 393.5 tons have been properly disposed of, in terms of recyclable material, 21.1 tons were used.
Also, we have systems for the selection and use of waste that can be recovered and used as raw material, as is the case at the Kaptar point , where materials such as (PET, aluminum, tetra pak and batteries) are received; a total of 946 kg have been collected, which are reintroduced to the production chain, thus preventing them from reaching landfills. The batteries that are collected in this system are managed as a hazardous waste.
In addition to the above, the University has been a pioneer in the implementation of single-use zero plastics guidelines, being the first university in the Metropolitan Area to restrict the use of this type of plastics on the university campus and its headquarters. Since May 2019, the date on which its implementation began, there has been an 83% reduction in single-use plastic such as PET bottles, bags, cutlery, glasses and plates. Likewise, an investment was made in a composting system for organic waste, which will allow its use and subsequent use as organic fertilizer.
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In the case of Post-consumer waste (medicines, lights, batteries, electrical and electronic waste, and used cooking oil) there is a point of separation. To date, 1.5 Ton of this type of waste has been collected, disposed of with managers endorsed by the Environmental Authority