On January 7th and 8th, 2024, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Raldi Hendro Koestoer, assessor of UI GreenMetric, had the privilege of visiting Qassim University in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. This visit marked a pivotal alignment with Qassim University's acquisition to the UI GreenMetric Platinum Service Package, providing an invaluable opportunity for a firsthand assessment of the university's commitment to a sustainable and green campus.
On the inaugural assessment day, Prof. Riri and Prof. Raldi were led on an extensive campus tour by the Qassim University team. The tour offered a detailed exploration of the entire campus, showcasing innovative initiatives and highlighting the implementation of green technologies. Post the campus tour, they visited the office of the Deputy Academic at Qassim University and continued to the sustainability office in the Department of Agriculture. This was followed by a comprehensive presentation by Prof. Riri and Prof. Raldi, wherein they not only acknowledged Qassim University's commendable aspects but also provided constructive insights into areas for improvement.
Site Visit Situation
Meeting Situation Day 1
On the second assessment day, a meeting with Prof. Mohammed AlSaawi, Vice Rector of Qassim University, took place, culminating in the presentation of a certificate of compliance and a prestigious 4 out of 5 trees rating by UI GreenMetric—an achievement deserving of immense pride for Qassim University. The activities then continued with a site visitation to the waste and water treatment system of Qassim University, further underscoring the institution's commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Meeting Situation Day 2
Bestowal of Certificate of Compliance and Trees Rating
Certificates of Compliance and Trees Rating of Qassim University
Token of Appreciation from UI GreenMetric to Qassim University
This opportunity has indeed paved the way for further enhancements at Qassim University, nurturing a collective dedication to advancing sustainable environments and campuses. UI GreenMetric remains committed to supporting universities worldwide that seek to enhance and improve their sustainability strategies through our service packages.
Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin