Energy and Climate Change

Energy Efficient Appliances Usage

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Universitas Medan Area has been already equipped with energy efficient appliances such as LED bulbs and energy saving air conditioners for electricity usage efficiency. In addition, card and voice-detection energy saving switch are used to augment energy efficiency

Smart Building Implementation

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Universitas Medan Area has already used some smart building features such as building design which provides natural day lighting and good ventilations. The buildings have been equipped with sensors for energy efficiency, this action is also augmented by the use of LED bulbs and other electricity efficient appliances i.e energy saving air conditioners which are 70% more efficient compared to ordinary air conditioners.

Universitas Medan Area also keeps making efforts to save electricity use by installing digital timer switches in lecture buildings and administrative office. It functions as a controller of electronic devices such as lights, air conditioners, projectors, computers, fans, microphones, etc. based on the time of use according to campus operating hours starting at 08.00 – 16.00 that leads energy efficiency for all devices that require electrical power. Later, the campus smart building development program will be upgraded to the stage of automation of the use of electronic devices through IoT (Internet of Things).

In addition, the buildings are also completed with UV lights for outdoor lighting. The buildings at the Universitas Medan Area also possess water recovery system for flushing which is extended by the utilization of water efficient appliances. For safety reason the buildings are equipped with fire fighter system, CCTV, earthquake alarm and intruder alarm as well. Air quality and temperature are monitored and examined regularly to keep comfortable indoor environment. Academic activities at the Universitas Medan Area are not only conducted at the faculty, laboratory, rectorate and administrative buildings but also the student dormitory and At- Taqwa mosque. The dormitory has a meeting room which is usually used for some presentation and discussion class, while the mosque is used for Islamic class. The outdoor air quality is regularly assessed by environmental services department of Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatera. Another smart building feature is the installation of motion detection sensors for automatic faucets on water efficient appliances.

UMA continues to develop a smart building implementation program, one of which is developing an earthquake monitoring device that will be implemented for every building in UMA considering that UMA has 9 multi-storey buildings. The device is designed based on IoT which consists of two devices, namely hardware as vibration monitoring and software as a visualization of the user interface for earthquake monitoring as the realization of UMA services for the safety and security of the academic community. This device is the result of an innovative program in the form of student and lecturer research.

Renewable Energy Sources

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Universitas Medan Area has two renewable energy sources, i.e. solar cells and wind power. It could help to reduce fossil energy (electricity) usage. Solar cells produces electrical energy as much as 27 Kwh and wind power produces electrical energy as much as 1 Kwh. Wind power is used to replace solar cells when it cannot produce optimal electrical energy.

Both renewable sources are used for lighting needs in all laboratory rooms, mosques,library, computer and language center, lecture building of Engineering Faculty, and street lights. Both of these renewable energy sources are regularly maintained and repaired so that they can keep functioning optimally. They are currently in the stage of making modules by the Head of the Electrical Engineering Laboratory which will later be used for teaching materials for practical of electrical measurement courses.

Green Building Implementation

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Universitas Medan Area has more than 3 elements of green building implementation as reflected in all construction and renovation policies, i.e:

1. Natural daylighting in buildings such as libraries, student dormitories, language centers, computer centers, reading rooms, classrooms, etc.

2. Shielding and solar control at the Faculty of Psychology, Career and Entrepreneurship Center, Foundation Office, etc

3. Installation of air quality monitoring devices,

4. Installation of air temperature and air humidity monitoring devices 

5. Installation of Air purifier

6. Installation of Voltage Monitoring Device

7. Installation of Energy Power Meter

8. Installation of UV Light

9. Use of water-saving equipment in the toilets of UMA Building

10. Rainwater treatment for consumption of drinking water of academic and administrative staff at universitas medan area

11. Rainwater treatment for the necessity of ablution (wudu) site and toilet at Taqwa mosque

Total Carbon Footprint (CO2 Emission)

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Carbon footprint in 2022 66% lower than Carbon footprint in 2021.

Air quality assessment is conducted regularly at the Universitas Medan Area, UMA also carry out various efforts to maintain good air quality such as maintaining campus forest and vegetation, parking restriction, providing Zero emission vehicles for inside campus transportation, encouraging academic staff to use bicycle, utilizing renewable energy sources, and implementing energy efficiency. In addition, motorcycle parking lots are located near the entry gate (approximately 50 meters far from the entry gate. Thus, the air quality at the UMA could be maintained.