According to the study results and the collected data based on different scenarios of KMUTT policies on carbon dioxide emissions in 2019 (base year), KMUTT released about 16,720 tons of carbon dioxide, both direct and indirect emissions, resulting from the organization of various activities in all 4 campuses including KMUTT Bangmod, KMUTT Bang Khun Thian, KMUTT Ratchaburi, and KX Building (KX). The highest proportion of KMUTT carbon dioxide emissions is from electrical use which accounted for 94% of total emissions. KMUTT has launched its action plans for implementing the carbon dioxide emission measures to achieve its Carbon Neutrality goals by 2040. Those measures include the improvement of Energy Efficiency in all buildings by managing the electrical usage, developing smart building integration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System which will lead to the Net Zero Energy Buildings, developing the District Cooling System and the "So Cool" Project for decreasing the temperature inside KMUTT by 1-2 degree Celsius, producing electricity from Renewable Energy by installing Solar PV panels on all potential building rooftops, changing KMUTT cars and buses to EV, conducting the Zero Waste Projects to reduce the amount of waste sent out for disposal through refusing to use single-use plastic measures, 3R measures, producing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from waste and applying Circular Economy concepts.
By implementing these measures, it is expected that in 2040 KMUTT will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% of base year emissions. This mainly results from the Energy Efficiency and the Renewable Energy measures. Apart from carbon dioxide emission reduction measures, KMUTT has implemented the KMUTT Ratchaburi Campus Forest Conservation Project and has developed a mangrove plantation over 130 Rai to absorb carbon dioxide emissions so that KMUTT will achieve its carbon neutrality goal by the year 2040.
Source: King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi