National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Turkish Universities

National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Turkish Universities

UI GreenMetric conducted a one day National Workshop on 3 October 2016 for Turkish University hosted by the Bulent Ecevit University in Zonguldak Turkey. In this event, two representative from the Board of Committee of UI GreenMetric, i.e. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M. Sc., M.M and Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng elaborated the procedure of becoming a member of the UI GreenMetric Universities in front of more than 100 participants from more than 20 Universities from all over Turkey.

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The workshop was attended by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tabak (Vice Rector of Sinop University), Prof. Dr. Nurcan Baykam (Vice Rector of Hittite University), environmental engineers, landscape architect, construction engineers, and all related faculty members who dealt daily with sustainable campus infrastructure programs. Prof. Dr. Hakan Kutoglu as Vice-President of Bulent Ecevit University (BEU) officially opened the workshop. He stated the enthusiasm of all the representatives from all the participating universities who are pleased join the workshop. He drew the environmental awareness of the universities in Turkey in sustainability issues. Then, he chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M. Sc., M.M made an informative talk and invited all Turkish Universities to join UI GreenMetric. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tommy Ilyas, M.Eng, a professor in Civil Engineering from the University of Indonesia,  presented the survey methodology and how to input the data. Then, an invited speaker from Middle East Technical University, Prof. Dr. Göksel Demirer gave a talk on the importance of environmental issues and sustainability in the world.

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In the afternoon session of the workshop session Prof. Dr. Yilmaz Yildirim, a faculty member of Environmental Engineering Department gave a presentation on the environmental and sustainability practices at the Bulent Ecevit University. Respectively, Karabük University, Istanbul Technical University, Omar Halisdemir University, Kilis 7 Aral University, and Kocaeli University representatives  also made their presentations. After the workshop session, representatives of UI GreenMetric visited the BEU rector’s office and meet the Rector of Bulent Ecevit University, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ozer. Further discussion has been conducted to prepare the annual International Workshop on UI GreenMetric in which will be held for the first time outside Jakarta, at the Bulent Ecevit University which is located in the beautiful surroundings of the black sea at the city of Zonguldak in the first quarter of 2017.

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