The university, in collaboration with private companies, launched the “Smart Electric Motorcycle Service Project in the university area” or MoreSai @ SUT, aiming to meet the needs and create more travel options within the university. It saves the cost of students without motorcycles. There is a speed limit of the vehicle to reduce the chance of an accident. There is a limited area of use within the university with Geo-fencing technology and reduce air pollution You can use the service via the MoreSai app at https://www.moresai.com/download-link.html.
“SUT Intelligent Bus” is 8 medium-sized air-conditioned vehicles, friendly design with a low-platform for assisting the passengers with disabilities (wheelchair) and spacious area for any passengers (max 40 persons). The bus is luxury with a GPS to monitor the route, easy access through the application “SUT Smart Transit”. It can determine the vehicle’s moving location. CCTV is installed for basic security surveillance. The buses operate during 07.00 – 21.00 hours. You can download the “SUT Smart Transit” application for Android and IOS at https://sites.google.com/g.sut.ac.th/sutsmarttransit
“Sufficiency Medicine Bags” is the activity where used document envelops or office supply packaging bags are used to make bags for patients to medicine home. The activity also allows interested persons to help make, paint, color and decorate the bags. Donation stations are set up for paper and for bag folding activity as well as inviting interested persons to volunteer and help make the bags for the hospital to show their love and care for the patients who come to the hospital.
Suranaree University of Technology has set a target for reducing the amount of waste according to the “SUT Zero Waste” policy. This is in response to the development under the Green University strategy and the Ministerial Announcement of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation on the Policy to Support Sustainable Development according to the BCG principles. This is implemented by banning the use of plastics therefore the University held campaigns promoting the use of biodegradable cups for phase 1. A target was set to reduce the use of plastic cups and straws by 55% and promoted the use of biodegradable cups in 17 food stores and 9 drink and juice shops in the canteens. There were 26 coffee shops participating in the activity and it is estimated that this can decrease the use of plastic cups and plastic straws by 1 million pieces/year.
The existing water treatment plant has a capacity of 13,200 cubic meters per day. In order to piped water process is run respectively (a figure shown below illustrates the piped water treatment process) in which the latter consists of odor removal, chemical addition, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation and clarification, sand filter, chlorine disinfection, storage, and finally distribution processes.
The University constructed and installed a water recycling system for reuse in the sanitation and garden sprinkler systems. The sprinklers are used for watering plants to reduce the problem of dependency on raw water when there is lack of water. The treated wastewater has been conditioned to have appropriate qualities for use and meets standard requirements for utility water for recycled water. Each year, SU is able to recycle water at the amount of 317,880 m3/yr. This reduced the use of tap water by 20%. The recycled water is used in the sanitary system throughout 73 buildings accounting for 60% of the buildings in the university. Recycled water is also transported for use for watering plants in 24 garden sprinkler locations throughout the university which is 70% of all the green areas that needs watering.