Green Campus Initiative

The RCSI Bahrain Green Campus Initiative aims to enhance our environmental sustainability on campus and pave the way toward long-term environmental stewardship.

Over the years, many accomplishments have been made in the areas of energy conservation, recycling, and carbon footprint reduction. We are proud of our ecological progress to date, and we look forward to strengthening our contribution toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals #SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, #SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and #SDG13 Climate Action.

Sustainable Campus Expansion


Our campus expansion project plans to integrate three buildings into one complex, connecting the main building with the new academic building and existing sports and recreation hub. The proposed expansion will increase the net usable area by 140% to 13,567 sqm and enable the growing demand for space at RCSI Medical University of Bahrain.

The project also integrates energy-efficient technologies and a state-of-the-art Building Management System (BMS), which are pivotal in optimising energy consumption. The project places a high priority on indoor environmental quality, improved acoustics, filtered central air systems and carefully designed exterior envelopes to ensure optimal air quality and thermal comfort for its occupants.

The new academic building will bring notable improvement to the Student Experience with a new offering of 1,568 sqm of net usable area, featuring social and recreational spaces, group study spaces, and a new library space of 1,590 sqm spanning across two floors. The Clinical Simulation space on campus will be expanded to over 1,000 sqm, while the research laboratories and the teaching space will be doubled. The latest addition to the campus is a flexible convention hall of 2,295 sqm which will be utilised to host our annual conferring ceremony, conferences, events, teaching or examination sessions.

This project exemplifies our commitment to sustainable design principles across all aspects of campus development. This comprehensive approach ensures that the project not only achieves operational efficiency and environmental responsibility, but also supports the well-being of its occupants in line with RCSI’s Vision of “Leading the World to Better Health”.

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Awards and Certifications

Our solar farm project inaugurated in May 2023 has been nationally recognised at the seventh Bahrain Smart Cities 2024 Summit under the theme "Smart Cities: The AI Frontier" winning the "Renewable Energy and Sustainability Initiatives" award.

RCSI Medical University of Bahrain won the “Best Practices in Sustainability” Award at the Power List Awards Middle East Gala held on June 4th, 2024. The award was presented by His Excellency Ali bin Saleh al Saleh, Chairman of the Shura Council, who was the Patron of the Gala.

We were honoured to receive the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office - WHO EMRO - “Healthy University” certification in February 2023. The “Healthy University” certification serves as a testament to our continuing efforts to positively impact the health and well-being of our students and staff and our commitment to supporting Bahrain’s 2030 Vision through various sustainable initiatives for the benefit of the people of Bahrain.

Environmentally Sustainable Initiative

The launch of our Solar Farm in May 2023 was a significant milestone on our journey toward environmental sustainability. Our Solar Farm features 4,854 solar panels covering 12,000 sqm with an expected yearly energy production of 3.54 MWh, the equivalent of up to 65% of the campus’ energy consumption. The solar panels were placed on structures over the current car parks, thus providing 880 shaded parking spaces.

As one of the early adopters of solar power in the higher education sector in Bahrain, we are proud of this achievement and our significant contribution toward the environmental sustainability of Bahrain and SDG Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

Solar Farm flyover video

Fostering community partnership, RCSI Bahrain signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Muharraq Governorate to collaborate on projects under the theme of Healthy Cities that serve the Kingdom of Bahrain, and in particular, the people of Muharraq Governorate where the University’s campus is located.

The Healthy Cities Programme, headed by the World Health Organization (WHO), facilitates commitment to health and well-being and unifies vision and commitment to public health development for healthier and sustainable environments. In 2022, Busaiteen/Al-Sayah located in the Muharraq governorate, earned the Healthy City distinction from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Our yearly Green Week initiative is a week-long awareness campaign aimed at promoting environmentally conscious practices to our staff and students with a focus on reducing single-use plastics, reducing electricity use, tree planting, volunteering at local beaches’ clean-up and other themed activities.

For many years, several environmentally sustainable practices have been adopted on campus to engage and improve our community’s engagement with future-focused sustainable practices.

  • Eco-friendly meeting pods equipped with roof-top solar panels are available on campus and contribute to our energy conservation efforts.
  • Water conservation is managed through low-flow sanitary fixtures and a greywater recycling plant for landscaping irrigation.
  • Turn It Off Campaign focuses on reducing energy consumption through simple daily actions like unplugging office equipment, turning off unnecessary lights, pulling down window blinds to reduce heat, and standardising temperature controls.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle aims at reducing campus waste. Interactive recycling bins were introduced on campus, and sessions were held to educate students and staff about plastic reduction and correct waste segregation.
  • Paperless Office: promoting paperless operations in line with enhancing our resources management and reducing our carbon footprint.