The Brazilian national technical workshop of UI GreenMetric was held in Sao Paulo and hosted by the University of Sao Paulo
(USP), Brazil, on 28th October 2017. The event was conducted at the Auditorium of the Institute of Energy and Environment, at the beautiful main campus of Sao Paulo University.
The workshop was opened by Prof Patricia Iglecias, the Head of Superintendencia Gestao Ambientale, Vice Director of Energy and Environment Prof Ildo Luis Sauer, the USP International Officer who represented the Rector, Prof Laura Izzara, and Coord of the USP Environment Affairs, Prof. Evandro Moretto, and Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, University of Indonesia). It was attended by 37 participants from 22 Universities.
In the first session, a Master Class of UI GreenMetric has been presented by introducing the state of the art of current development of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities and the UI GreenMetric Network. Subsequently, the introduction of Indicators and data submission process UI GreenMetric was delivered by Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, Vice Chairperson of UI GreenMetric.
Visit the Rectorate Building of the USP, overlooking the 360 degrees of the USP green campus view and the dazzling city of Sao Paulo, was conducted during the lunch session.
The afternoon session was a panel session with 7 speakers from universities in Brazil on their experience in the field of sustainability. The first speaker was Dr. Tadeu Malheiros from the SGA of the University of Sao Paulo. The second speaker is from PUC of Rio de Janeiro. The third speaker was Mr. Dyego Freitas from the Federal University of Lavras. Dr. Solange Teles de Silva from Mackenzie University presented their university current condition. Subsequently, the audience was exposed to the presentations from Prof Rogerio Portanova of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Mr. Leonardo Phanchez from the University of Curitiba, and Ms. Maria Jose Sartor from the University of Londrina.
At the end of the session, an open discussion on the Brazil GreenMetric National Network thematic priority Activities. The result presentations and discussions show the eagerness of Brazilian Universities to pursue world class green campus infrastructure.