A one day National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Jordanian Universities was held on October 5th 2016, hosted by Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) at the city of Irbid, the second largest city in Jordan. The workshop was officially opened by the President of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Omar Al-Jarrah.
Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, the chairperson of UI GreenMetric briefed the audience with the latest development of UI GreenMetric, in this case the development of UI GreenMetric Network Hub Coordinator in Russia, Turkey and Jordan during September-October 2016. This workshop aimed to introduce the UI GreenMetric, which was delivered by Prof. Tommy Ilyas, a board member of UI GreenMetric and a Professor of Civil Engineering from the University of Indonesia. Subsequently, the latest improvement in the system which include the scoring methodology and step by step process to input the data to the online questionnaire has been explained to the audience, which represented more than 15 universities in Jordan and a representative from the University of Bahrain.
The second session explored about the water and environment, presented by five presenters, i.e. Prof. Ayman Al-Maaytah of AUM and Mu’tah University on the Innovative Utilization of Renewable Energy in AUM and Mu'tah Universities, Prof. Fayez Abdullah on JUST Medical Waste Management in Northern Jordan, Prof. Tayel El-Hasan of Mu’tah University on Sustainable Environmental Measures and Activities, and Dr. Naser Al Naser – from the University of Bahrain.
There were 4 presenter in the 3rd
session on education and infrastructure, i.e. Dr. Dheaya Alrousan on Hashemite University Green projects, Dr. Mohammad Radaideh on Amman Arab University Environmentally Friendly Initiatives, Dr. Ahmad Aleboushi on Al-Zaytoonah University environment and sustainable development, and Dr. Osama Saadeh on Sustainability at JUST. Third workshop session is about the education and infrastructure, presented by four presentators. The last session is dedicated towards the detailed explanation of the procedure to join the UI GreenMetric.
In general, this workshop explored all the Sustainable Campus indicators at the UI GreenMetric and detailed achievement of Jordanian universities. It is apparent the use of alternative energy such as solar cell has been widely used in Jordan. In the final part of the Workshop the participant has been taken to a beautiful ancient Rome ruined city of Umm-Qays.