Clean Water and Sanitation

6.3.4 Water-conscious building standards


AASTMT is committed to adopting global building standards aimed at reducing water consumption and actively pursues initiatives to achieve this goal. Measures include:

  • Conducting regular maintenance and replacing damaged water taps and connections.
  • Every campus is furnished with faucets and toilet flushing systems.
  • All water closets, drains, and worn-out feeders have been replaced in 2021-2020 with certified, standardized fixtures. Additionally, all faucets have been equipped with water-saving aerators and water-efficient flush tanks.
  • Ensuring the availability of spare parts for immediate repairs, contributing to water conservation efforts.
  • Consistently monitoring all toilets and water supply points. In the event of repairs or replacements, adherence to water-saving labels is mandatory for the equipment.
  • Promptly responding to emergency reports of water leaks and taking necessary measures until repairs are completed.
  • Employing efficient lavatory faucets that limit water flow to a maximum of 6 LPM, reducing sink water usage by up to 30% compared to standard faucets without compromising performance.
  • Installing effective lavatory faucets that account for 20% of indoor water consumption.
  • Measures include installing aerators to conserve water in toilets and placing informative signs across the campus promoting conscious water usage.
  • Incorporating efficient water closets, all dual-flush models, using less than 6 LPF, resulting in substantial water savings.
  • Recognizing that water closet flush tanks contribute to 25% of indoor water consumption.
  • Additionally, the institution opts for hand sanitizers as an alternative to water in certain scenarios, further contributing to their efforts to minimize water usage.
  • Minimize the use of drinkable water by implementing a drip irrigation system for all landscaping areas surrounding the palace.
  • Implement suitable rainwater harvesting and air conditioning condensate collection systems, aimed at gathering and reusing water for WC flushing instead of relying on drinkable water sources.
  • Promoting water-conscious usage on social media and websites with active engagement of students, faculty, and staff.

Campus upgrades and following building standards on AASTMT webpage 

Campus upgrades and following building standards on AASTMT webpage 

Climate Protectors Initiative Organized by AASTMT Headquarters in Abukir Campus

41 students from the Academy`s branches from Abu Qir, Wabour Al Mayah, Smart Village and Heliopolis participated in the event. The main purpose of the initiative was to:

  • Raise youth awareness about the importance of climate change issues and its impacts on the various sustainable development goals related to the environment (SDG 6, 7, 13, 15).
  • Learn some skills to reduce carbon footprint by changing some habits such as (reducing waste, reusing waste, reducing the use of plastic and non-biodegradable materials, as well as planting roofs and balconies).
  • Learn about Green building standards.
  • Identifying jobs and green opportunities for work and development. To produce students' Initiatives and ideas that contribute to their communities' response to climate change.

Climate Protectors Initiative on AASTMT webpage