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ISAT U is committed to produce eco-friendly human and technological resources to achieve a sustainable and resilient future for all.

Energy Conservation
Program

Water Conservation
Program

Waste Management
and Recycling

Transportation
Policy

Energy Conservation Program

The energy conservation program of the University primarily aims to reduce its overall carbon footprint.

The Student Services Building applied the green building design for energy efficiency.

Carbon Avoidance
Location of existing solar panels at ISAT U Campuses (Rated at 200 watts per panel) Number of Panels
La Paz Campus
40
Leon Campus
60
Total
100
Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption

Energy efficient  building designs utilized natural lighting and ventilation thus boosting  energy  efficiency.

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The three-storey science laboratory building employs design that take advantage of natural lighting and airflow.

Research hub new

The ISAT U Research Hub with its circular shape boosts natural ventilation.

Conservation Policies
GHG Inventory

Background and Rationale

The Philippine Climate Change Act (RA 9729) obliges all government entities including SUC’s like ISAT U to exert their best efforts to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation in their policies and development plans.

Hence, the conduct of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and related activities were included in the approved 2022 Quality Assurance and Review Form (QAR) of the University. The consolidated result of the university-wide GHG inventory is anticipated to support appropriate mitigation strategies in the future development plans of the University.

Entity level inventories e.g. ISAT U GHG Inventory and smaller scale sectoral inventories are deemed essential in their data contribution to the national GHG emission inventory.

Objectives

Activities

Creation and approval of the GHG Inventory Program

Page 1 of Approved Activity Proposal on Greenhouse Gas Inventory Program

Creation and approval of the university-wide committee on GHG Inventory

Page 1 of the Approved Committee on GHG Inventory Program

Training – workshop on biological sequestration
Training – workshop on biological sequestration
Workshop on Biological Sequestration: Measuring Tree Diameter and Height
Training – workshop on GHG Inventory Conducted by the Resource Persons from the Implementation and Oversight Division, Climate Change Commission
FROM THE LEFT: Joe Marie S. Francisco (Development Management Officer), Aimee S. Evangelista (Senior Science Research Specialist), Sandee G. Recabar (Division Chief, Implementation and Oversight Division), Alyssa Nicole P. Pogiongko (Development Management Officer), Jacinth Paul C. Apostol (Development Management Officer)
Asec. Romell Antonio O. Cuenca, Deputy Executive Director of the Climate Change Commission, delivered his message via Zoom during the first day (October 4, 2022) of Training on Climate Action and Sustainability — Photo by: The Technovator
Dr. Raul F. Muyong delivered his opening remarks on Day 1 (October 4, 2022) of Training on Climate Action and Sustainability: GHG Inventory and CCET Training-Workshops — Photo by: The Technovator
Training on Climate Action and Sustainability Attendees for Day 1 (University Key Officials and GHG Inventory Teams) — Photo by: The Technovator
Training on Climate Action and Sustainability Attendees for Day 2 and 3 (October 5 and 6) — GHG Inventory Teams from five ISAT U Campuses

Water Conservation Program

The Water Conservation Program of the University is sustainable pursued through the following efforts: rain water harvesting, construction and maintenance of cisterns in many buildings and enforcing a strong set of policies on water conservation.

Cisterns in many areas provide continuous water supply for cleaning purposes, laboratories activities and maintaining the gardens and mini parks. Each underground cistern unit can accomodate at maximum capacity 540 m3 of water.

(LEFT) Cistern in front of Teacher Education Building

(RIGHT) Underground cistern located at CEA Building

Water Harvesting Facilities at ISAT U Leon Campus

Waste Management and Recycling

Scanned copy of the university’s Solid Waste Management Program

Segregation of plastic bottles and other recyclables

Waste segregation bins are strategically situated in different areas of the university.

Holding area  (garbage bodega at E. Lopez Lot or the New Site Area) for  non-biodegradable waste and residual waste. These are made ready for collection of the Iloilo City General Services Office through the JS Layson garbage collection trucks.

Transportation Policy

The University has at least thirteen 13 vehicles for official use in all campuses.

POLICY FOR VEHICLE USE

Approved Letter of Request

Fill out form request for use of vehicle and have it approved

PROVISION FOR FREE TRANSPORT SERVICES