Invest in on-campus cleaner energy
AKU will meet its sustainable energy goal through available and emerging energy efficiency, technology and supply market options.
Energy use forms the largest source of emissions for AKU across all its campuses: grid electricity accounts for around 22 percent and generator fuels and gas nearly 50 percent of AKU's operational emissions.
Measuring progress: energy efficiency
Energy efficiency makes business sense, as reduced energy consumption results in cost savings and measures have already been taken.
Since 2017, AKU's energy use on its largest campus, the Stadium Road campus in Karachi, has been held relatively stable despite the addition of a large number of new buildings.
AKU facilities teams continue to measure energy consumption in detail to guide best decision making and efficiency gains in the provision of energy on the University’s campuses. This is complemented with up-to-date building management systems, technology upgrades and the capacity development of teams.
AKU seeks to power a significant portion of its energy needs through renewable energy sources, including solar photovoltaic, solar water heating, and biomass.
Detailed assessments for the Aga Khan University Hospitals in both Karachi and Nairobi have been undertaken. 550 kWp of solar PV have been installed as pilot of Stadium Road campus in Karachi, which will be significantly scaled and expanded to other AKU facilities in early to mid 2023.