December 24, 2012 1 Comment
The Project is an initiative of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance.The Project task force involves representatives from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Works and Electricity & Water Authority.
The purpose of this project is to identify, analyze and recommend ways to optimize the use of resources and energy in five (5) public schools.
The Project Objective: plan, develop and implement an environmental and energy efficiency strategic framework to optimize resources, reduce costs, increase environmental awareness among younger generations, set an example nationally and regionally for successful environmentally friendly schools practices.
The scope of the project includes: reducing electricity consumption, reducing water consumption, recycling of water, and recycling of waste paper.
The five (5) public schools included in the project are: Rabiah Aladawiah Girls Primary School, Al Ala’a Alhadrami Boys Primary School, Sakina Bint Alhussain Girls Primary School, Al Mutanabi Boys Primary School, Um Ayman Girls Primary School.
The work done includes: distribution of dust bins in classrooms, offices, corridors, and outside the school; installing Angel Valve to Wash Basins; separation of grey water from black and using grey water in irrigation; installing Air Bags in WC flash Tanks (reduce water consumption from 8 Liters to 7.4 Liters/use).
Work is still in progress for: installing Roof Insulation, Fixing water Leaks if any, installing water filtration, Using Grey Water for Garden irrigation.
Work planned includes: installing LED lights, using Solar Water Heaters, using Efficient A/C, and using Wall Insulation.
The school is granted a number of stars based on the number of procedures (out of 12) implemented. 1 star for implementing procedures 1 to 8, 2 stars for implementing procedures 1 to 9, 3 stars for implementing procedures 1 to 10, 4 stars for implementing procedures 1 to 11, 5 stars for implementing all procedures 1 to 12.