Adapting Green Technology on the Minimization of Carbon Emission in a Higher Education Institution
Cecilia A. Geronimo1, Audie L. Geronimo2
1Cecilia A. Geronimo*, Civil Engineering Department-College of Engineering, Bulacan State University, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.
2Audie L. Geronimo, Mechanical Engineering Department-College of Engineering, Bulacan State University, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.
Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 11425-11430 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D9046118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9046.118419
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Abstract: The study aims to evaluate the contributors to Carbon Dioxide emission considering the operational activities in the Higher Education Institution and use this as a basis for adapting green technology. This research utilized the mixed method to determine the biological and operational contributors, corresponding scope, kilograms of Carbon Dioxide emitted, and awareness of students, faculty members, and non-teaching personnel about the policies on contributors of Carbon Dioxide. Results showed that human respiration, electricity consumption, liquefied petroleum gas consumption in canteen, restaurant, food stalls and laboratories, University-owned vehicles gas combustion, four-wheel vehicle and motorcycles entering and exiting the campus gas combustion, materials and supplies consumption emitted Carbon Dioxide corresponding to 11,672,742.0792; 1,873,456.92352; 342,224.464, 43,063.8; 24,326.155; and 14,458.80155 kilograms with a total of 13,970,272.234 kilograms annually. The perceptions of students, faculty members, and non-teaching personnel about the Carbon Dioxide contributors and policies in the University campus were summarized as follows: The respondents are aware and involve in the Policy on Clean and Green of the University which is being manifested through recycling of plastic, papers and other biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes; submission or forwarding of reports or memoranda through online; use of water tumbler and food containers which respond to the policy of No Plastics; segregation of solid wastes; planting native and fruit-bearing trees; saving measures were posted in classrooms and laboratories; water conservation; wider dissemination through discussion of topics about climate change, environmental laws and principles, waste management, air and water acts, and green technology in classes; Garbage in Garbage out policy; imbibing discipline in terms of cleanliness and orderliness in the campus; and using solar energy in lighting electric posts.
Keywords: Biological and Operational Contributors, Carbon Dioxide Emission, Green Technology, Scope.
Scope of the Article: Operational Research.