Promoting Sustainable Practices
VIT has established the CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre, which is a unique and advanced research laboratory, to carry out research on Carbon Capturing (better)-and Utilization – CCU, whereas many other leading research institutions are concentrating on Carbon Capturing and Storage – CCS. The centre was inaugurated on 15th Feb 2010 by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Govt. of India.
The green façade drape subway walls are yet another unique feature in VIT. They absorb the entire atmospheric pollutants spewed by the vehicular emissions. The on-going research activities on these green drapes have proved their atmospheric cleansing capability. A physical green drape on high-rise buildings can save considerable amount of building’s annual energy consumption. The green drapes can serve as excellent acoustic dampers too.
The School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT), in association with the School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE), has developed low cost energy efficient systems, in particular, energy efficient light automation devices, which are fully functional in some of the new laboratories and hostels.