Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Western Part of Indonesia 2022

The UI GreenMetric Workshop for Universities in West Indonesian 2022 was held on 13-14 September 2022 at Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UNTIRTA). The workshop was broadcast live on YouTube and through Zoom Meeting. Bringing up the theme “Collective Actions for Transforming Sustainable Universities in the Post-Pandemic Time”, UNTIRTA in collaboration with UI GreenMetric invited energy engineering experts, environmental academics experts, and representatives from universities in Western Indonesian region to share best practices in their campuses regarding sustainability. Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. as the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric gave her opening speech to thank UNTIRTA for its hard work in preparing the workshop. The regent of Serang, Hj. Ratu Tatu Chasanah, S.E., M.Ak., formally opened the event and delivered a keynote speech regarding the sustainability programs and initiatives in Serang Regency.  

Opening remarks from Prof Riri Fitri Sari, Chair of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

  Rector of UNTIRTA, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T., gave a warm welcome to the participants and guests who came to the event. “First, on behalf of the Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa extended family, I would like to express our appreciation and welcome you to the JAWARA Untirta Campus. JAWARA means Honest, Fair, Authority, Trustworthiness, Religious and Accountable. We also express our gratitude because we will enter the age of 41 dies natalis in October. This series (Workshop) is one of the series leading to the upcoming Dies Natalis. I think this is the beginning of the dies natalis," said Prof. Fatah.  

Opening remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T, the rector of Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

  Regent of Serang, Hj. Ratu Tatu Chasanah, S.E., M.Ak, who was present on the occasion also gave a speech and opened the workshop. The concept of building a penta helix (especially collaboration between universities and local governments) has already been implemented in Serang Regency, and is projected to be even wider, especially from universities. "As a form of penta helix collaboration, the Serang Regency Government has collaborated with various universities in various research and community services," he said.  

Opening remarks from Hj. Ratu Tatu Chasanah, S.E., M.Ak, the regant of Serang

  This workshop invited various keynote speakers to carry out sharing sessions on various topics and university representatives as well. They shared how they implemented programs or policies on campus to implement sustainability. The following are the various keynote speakers and the topics raised: Session 1 : Prof. Ir. Gunawan Tjahjono M.Arch. PhD., Expert Member of Research and Development UI GreenMetric Session 2 : Dr. H. Basri, MA., Institut Agama Isl Negeri Langsa - Structuring and Infrastructure Management. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T., Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa - Energy Management and Climate Change. Prof. Dr. Fatur Rokhman, M.Hum., Universitas Negeri Semarang - Waste Management. Session 3 : Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, Telkom University - Water Management. Prof. Dr. H. Nurhasan, M.Kes, Universitas Negeri Surabaya - Transportation Management. Prof. H. Garuda Wiko, S.H., M.Si, Universitas Tanjungpura - Education Management. Along with sharing sessions and panel discussions, attendees were encouraged to plant trees on the UNTIRTA Sindangsari Campus during this series of UI GreenMetric workshops in 2022 in Untirta. Rector of Untirta, Prof. Fatah Sulaiman, said that this activity is a tangible manifestation of the national mental revolution movement in Untirta with a collaboration system with stakeholders and strategic partners, such as BCA which has a shared commitment to support environmental sustainability and the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program.  

 Planting Trees at Untirta Campus Sindangsari

  The attendees also had the chance to take a campus tour, where they were able to see solar panels constructed at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences to provide electricity for the Untirta community. On the top of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) building, Untirta has 199 solar panel units installed. The secretary of UPT Smart and Green Untirta, Heri Haryanto, S.T., M.T., said that the solar panel model that Untirta installed is among the top 10 in the world.  

Rooftop Solar Panel Tour

  The UI GreenMetric Workshop's first day concluded with a Gala Dinner at the Pendopo Bupati Serang, which served as the workshop's closing ceremony.

Gala Dinner at Pendopo Bupati Serang


Closing Gala Dinner

  The UI GreenMetric Workshop for the Western Region of Indonesia 2022 participants then went on a visit to the Sindangheula Dam in Serang Regency on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The attendees were given the opportunity to explore the dam and observe how the administrators maintained and conserved the water output that was available. Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T., M.T., the Rector of Untirta, stated that this visit was one in a series meant to create a campus that is a Health, Integrated, Smart, and Green University. Sindangheula Dam is a component of the Untirta campus because it is so close to the campus location, according to Head of BBWSC3 Banten I Ketut Jayada.  

Visiting Sindangheula Dam