1. Green office:
The Green office being interdisciplinary, has representation of different offices and experts. The Green office is located in the Institute's existing department / Centre concerned with sustainable development / climate engineering so that technical resource support is available. It may further set up a working-group drawn from active faculty / students interested and working on this agenda to create a participatory, transparent process with ownership. It has the Director as its chair to enable coordination. The Green Office will guide, oversee and review the implementation of the Green Agenda guidelines as approved by the IIT council.
2. Green Office has following goals:
- To develop green policy (vision document) and framework for the institute and facilitate and undertake Greening initiatives.
- Develop a baseline scenario for the institute (data and info on CO2 emissions, water use, waste generation, carbon footprint, paper use, etc.)
- Development of green technology packages (installation of SPV, wind mill, waste to energy, rain water harvesting, paper recycling, etc.)
- Implementation of Green Action Plan in phased manner.
- Monitoring, Reporting, Verification and Evaluation.
- Mainstreaming Green Agenda in education and teaching.
- Dissemination of the results achieved by the Green Committee, among the staff and students of the institute.
3. Envisaged deliverables:
To meet the goal of the green committee office, following deliverables are envisaged:
- Green committee meetings.
- Green policy including updation
- Reduced carbon footprint of the campus
- Reduced water footprint of the campus
- Enhanced water quality, biodiversity
- Reduced wastage to the society environment
4. Green Master Plans:
Since there is a need to augment the infrastructure on the campus it becomes equally critical to ensure that the master plan is compliant with environmental norms and at least, GRIHA compliant. In case of older master plan there has been a fresh reappraisal of the Master Plan to make it compliant with environmental norms. Master Plans shall be instrumental in generating awareness about sustainable planning and development. The same has been widely discussed in an open house forum clearly delineating the land use specially the permanent green areas. New construction plans shall be executed only after the Master Plan has been discussed in the open house, so that the principles of ecology sensitive and green planning are well adhered to by all stakeholders on the campus.
5. Special Emphasis be given to:
- Bio-diversity: Every IIT is built on erstwhile clear land that was the habitat for one species off another. As leading institutes of India it should show the way that development need not be at the expense of other fauna, but that inclusive growth is possible. One way to do this could be the protection of these fauna on the campus in a scientific way.
- Consider the participatory documentation of its flora and fauna with the help of experts, environmentalists and the student community for whom it would be an educational and sensitization process.
- Creation of Water bodies: Water Harvesting, surface water bodies, water conservation measures are being reviewed foregrounded to recharge water tables.
- Minimizing Carbon Foot print and Green Audit: Detailed parameters for this have been delineated in the IIT Council guidelines on this.