Net-Zero Campus

The logo of the Nālandā University illustrates the Nālandā way, i.e., “Man living in harmony with man, man living in harmony with nature, and man living as part of nature.” Nālandā University is set in a 455-acre serene campus at the foothills of Rajgir, in the historical town of Rajagriha, safe and secure in a 8.3 kilometers of boundary wall. Keeping the architectural design of ancient Nālandā and its vision of living in harmony with nature, the campus infrastructure has been created as a Net-zero campus blended with emerging technologies. It comprises over 100 acres of water bodies, 300 acres of green landscaping works, 6.5 MW Solar Farm, 1.5 MW Biogas Plant, etc. to create a carbon neutral and zero waste campus. Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB) were used instead of common burnt clay bricks. Efficient water management system with indigenous ‘Ahar-Pyne’ method was applied, along with the Decentralized Waste Treatment (DeWAT) systems. Thermal resistance with thick cavity walls with Desiccant Evaporative (DEVAP) technology was used for cooling/heating of the buildings. The University was awarded with GRIHA Exemplary Performance Awards [2017, 2018, 2019] and GRIHA LD 5-Star Rating [2020] and international recognition in 2022.

The efforts contribute towards our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of achieving net zero emissions and our government’s commitments relating to UN SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and SDG13 (Climate action).

6.5 Mwdc Solar Farm
Unburnt Bricks
Eco Friendly Campus
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