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MALACCA: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has performed well to be ranked number 269 in the 2016 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking list. UTeM’s Centre for Sustainability & Environment director Assoc Prof Juhari Ab Razak said the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is a system to endorse and recognise initiatives and programmes carried out by universities on environment and sustainability. It is also to provide the result of online survey regarding the current conditions and policies related to Green Campus and sustainability in universities all over the world “Last year’s assessment involved 516 universities from 74 countries. Overall UTeM accumulated 4301 points in six main categories. The categories are Infrastructure, energy, climate change, waste, water, transport and education,” he said in a statement issued today. Prof Juhari said UTeM had carried out various programmes involving sustainability & environment and efforts to save energy at the university level by gazetting policies for the use of energy, waste management and green technology initiatives within the campus. The aim is to trigger the participating university to provide more space for greenery and safeguard environment as well as develop sustainable energy. The recognition shows UTeM’s commitment in carrying out green cluster management and innovative programmes to turn the university into a ‘Green Campus’. Prof Juhari said UTeM believe the recognition from the UI GreenMetric World University would serve as a catalyst to help turn Malacca into a Green Technology City by 2020.-- BERNAMA source: UTEM makes into UI GreenMetric World University list

The seventh annual GreenMetric ranking from the University of Indonesia compared 516 colleges and universities in 74 countries against various sustainability criteria, including energy. University of California Davis in USA was ranked first with a score of 8398, followed by University of Nottingham in the UK and Waganigen University and Research, Netherlands. “This ranking not only reaffirms our standing as a global leader in sustainability but also demonstrates our continuing commitment,” said UC Davis Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter. UC Davis was 3rd on the GreenMetric ranking last year. The indicators used for the ranking and their respective weightings are: Green Statistics (15%) Energy and Climate Change (21%) Waste management (18%) Water usage (10%) Transportation (18%) Education (18%). In terms of energy, UC Davis generates 14 percent of its power supply from a nearby 16MW solar farm, which was the largest behind-the-meter solar power plant on a U.S. college campus when it commenced operations in 2015. The facility was designed to generate 33 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Solar panels at the plant are mounted on single-axis trackers that increase energy harvest by up to 25 percent compared to fixed-tilt mounting. The clean power station also uses robotic solar panel cleaning that reduces water consumption by approximately 90 percent over traditional cleaning methods. The solar farm is in addition to an existing 5MW of solar panels installed in various locations throughout the campus. UC Davis has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025 and had set a goal of obtaining 60 percent of its electricity from renewable and carbon-free sources by 2017. Data collection for the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking comes by way of online surveys sent to university administrators. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list of universities – for example, many of Australia’s institutions didn’t participate this year. With regard to Australian universities, the two institutions participating in the GreenMetric rankings for 2016 were the University of New South Wales (24th) and the University of Tasmania (42nd). The full UI GreenMetric World University Ranking list can be viewed here. source: The World’s Greenest University 2016

Depok- University of California Davis di Amerika Serikat dinobatkan menjadi Kampus Hijau Terbaik di Dunia berdasarkan UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2016. Pada peringkat kedua diduduki oleh University of Nottingham di Inggris dan di posisi ketiga ditempati oleh Waganingen University and Research di Belanda. Sedangkan untuk di Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia (UI) kembali meraih predikat Kampus Hijau Terbaik di Indonesia 2016 yang diikuti oleh Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November dan Institut Pertanian Bogor pada urutan kedua dan ketiga. UI menduduki peringkat 31 sedunia. Naik dua peringkat jika dibandingkan pada 2015 lalu UI berada di posisi 33. Pengumuman kampus hijau sedunia ini dilakukan pada Kamis (29/12) di Balai Kirti, Rektorat Universitas Indonesia, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat yang dihadiri oleh Rektor UI Muhammad Anis, Inspektur Jenderal Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Imam Hendargo, Dirjen Penelitian Kementerian Riset, Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi, Muhammad Dimyati dan Ketua UI GreenMetric Prof Riri Fitri Sari. Dipaparkan oleh Prof. Riri, University of California Davis dengan skor 8.398 memiliki keunggulan pada seluruh kriteria di UI GreenMetric sehingga mampu membawa kampus yang merupakan universitas pertanian ini menjadi kampus hijau terbaik di dunia. "University of California Davis menerapkan unsur green dalam seluruh aspek perkuliahan dan penelitiannya. Universitas ini juga unggul dengan penerbitan jurnal yang berkaitan dengan lingkungan hidup terbanyak," ujar Riri kepada SP usai acara. Sebelumnya pada tahun 2015, posisi pertama selalu diduduki oleh University of Nottingham. Namun pada tahun ini, posisi Nottingham harus tergerus oleh Davis. University of Nottingham sendiri berada di posisi kedua dengan skor 8.079. "Untuk University of Nottingham, mereka menunjukkan keunggulannya pada pengelolaan energi yang baik di dalam kampusnya. Kampus ini memiliki sejumlah inovasi untuk menghasilkan renewable energy melalui solar cell, wind turbin dan pengelolaan smart-eco building," papar Riri. Sedangkan untuk Wageningen University and Research di Belanda meraih skor 7.658 dan menduduki posisi ketiga. Kampus ini, lanjut Riri, memiliki jurusan environmental science yang bereputasi tinggi serta sangat berkomitmen kuat untuk menjaga lingkungan kampusnya tetap asri. UI GreenMetric merupakan inovasi UI yang telah dikenal luas di dunia internasional sebagai pemeringkatan perguruan tinggi pertama di dunia berbasis komitmen tinggi dalam pengelolaan lingkungan hidup kampus. Dari tahun ke tahun, terjadi peningkatan antusiasme peserta perguruan tinggi di dunia untuk berpartisipasi dalam pemeringkatan kampus terhijau ini. Hal tersebut dapat dilihat dari peningkatan jumlah peserta UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities di mana pada tahun 2016 menjadi 516 dari 74 negara (tahun 2015 diikuti 407 perguran tinggi dari 65 negara). Prof Riri Fitri Sari menuturkan, pemeringkatan UI Green Metric of World Universities dilandasi oleh tiga filosofi dasar, yakni Environment, Economic, dan Equity (3’Es). Beberapa perbaikan pada metodologi dan survei terus dilakukan oleh Tim UI GreenMetric guna menghasilkan pemeringkatan yang komprehensif, salah satunya dengan mengembangkan bobot indikator penilaian yang terdiri dari Statistik Kehijauan Kampus (15 persen), Pengelolaan Sampah (18 persen), Energi dan Perubahan Iklim (21 persen), Penggunaan Air (10 persen), Transportasi (18 persen), dan Pendidikan (18 persen). Rektor Universitas Indonesia Muhammad Anis mengatakan, pada tahun ini terdapat pula beberapa negara yang baru bergabung yaitu Algeria, Bahrain, Finlandia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Selandia Baru, Nikaragua, Nigeria, Norwegia, dan Venezuela. Sedangkan di Indonesia, lanjut Anis, terdapat 49 Perguruan Tinggi yang telah berpartisipasi dalam UI GreenMetric dan tengah mengupayakan kualitas kampusnya melalui pemenuhan indikator UI GreenMetric. Diungkap Anis, melalui UI GreenMetric ini, UI konsisten mempertahankan kepeloporannya dalam pengembangan alat ukur kampus hijau yang kini telah banyak diadopsi oleh Perguruan Tinggi di dunia. UI mengambil peran di dalam mendukung pencapaian pengembangan infrastruktur kampus hijau di dunia sebagai upaya mencetak generasi yang peduli akan keberlanjutan lingkungan hidup. "Kami berharap melalui upaya UI GreenMetric ini, Perguruan Tinggi se-dunia mampu mengambil bagian pada upaya preventif dan kuratif dalam rangka mitigasi dampak perubahan iklim. UI terus berupaya untuk membangun generasi yang ramah lingkungan serta menjadi trendsetter dalam pemeringkatan di bidang keberlanjutan dan lingkungan hidup di tingkat dunia," tutur Anis. Sementara itu, Inspektur Jenderal Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Imam Hendargo mengapresiasi langkah UI yang menggagas GreenMetric sejak tujuh tahun lalu. "Banyak yang hanya buat kebijakan tapi tidak ada action nya. UI berbeda. Oleh karena itu UI harus mampu menularkan hal baik ini ke seluruh universitas di Indonesia agar seluruh universitas dapat menjadi universitas hijau yang peduli lingkungan," tutur Imam. Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan menyatakan siap mendukung UI untuk terus mengembangkan GreenMetric ini agar menjadi lebih meluas dan dirasakan manfaatnya tidak hanya oleh lingkungan kampus tetapi juga untuk orang lain di luar Universitas Indonesia. source: UI Kembali Raih Kampus Hijau Terbaik di Indonesia

VIVA.co.id – Ajang bergengsi tentang lingkungan hidup yang digagas Universitas Indonesia untuk skala internasional mulai menyedot perhatian dunia. Untuk tahun ini, kompetisi yang dikenal dengan sebutan UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2016 itu telah diikuti 516 perguruan tinggi. Dan hasilnya, University of California Davis, California, Amerika Serikat menjadi Kampus Hijau Terbaik di dunia. Sedangkan peringkat kedua dan ketiga adalah University of Nottingham, Inggris dan Waganingen University & Research, Belanda. “University of California Davis dengan skor 8398 ini memiliki keunggulan pada seluruh kriteria di UI Green Metric sehingga mampu membawanya meraih predikat perguruan tinggi hijau terbaik nomor satu dunia,” kata Rektor UI M. Anis pada wartawan, Jumat, 30 Desember 2016. Dia menjelaskan, universitas tersebut merupakan universitas pertanian terbesar di Amerika Serikat yang menerapkan unsur ramah lingkungan dalam seluruh aspek perkuliahan dan penelitiannya. “Sedangkan University of Nottingham dengan skor 8079 menunjukkan keunggulannya pada pengelolaan energi yang baik di dalam kampusnya. Kampus ini memiliki sejumlah inovasi untuk menghasilkan renewable energy melalui solar cell, wind turbin dan pengelolaan smart-eco building,” tuturnya. Sementara Wageningen University & Research meraih skor 7658 itu merupakan universitas yang memiliki jurusan ilmu lingkungan yang bereputasi tinggi serta sangat berkomitmen kuat untuk menjaga lingkungan kampusnya tetap asri. UI GreenMetric merupakan inovasi UI yang telah dikenal luas di dunia internasional sebagai pemeringkat perguruan tinggi pertama di dunia berbasis komitmen tinggi dalam pengelolaan lingkungan hidup kampus. Dari tahun ke tahun, UI mengklaim telah terjadi peningkatan antusiasme peserta perguruan tinggi di dunia untuk berpartisipasi dalam ajang tersebut. Hal itu dilihat dari peningkatan jumlah peserta UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities, pada 2016 menjadi 516 peserta dari 74 negara. Partisipasi itu naik dibanding 2015 yang diikuti 407 perguruan tinggi dari 65 negara. Terdapat pula beberapa negara yang baru bergabung pada 2016 yaitu Algeria, Bahrain, Finlandia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Selandia Baru, Nikaragua, Nigeria, Norwegia dan Venezuela. Sedangkan di Indonesia, terdapat 49 Perguruan Tinggi yang telah berpartisipasi dalam UI Green Metric dan tengah mengupayakan kualitas kampusnya melalui pemenuhan indikator UI Green Metric. “UI melalui UI GreenMetric konsisten mempertahankan kepeloporannya dalam pemeringkatan UI GreenMetric melalui pengembangan alat ukur kampus hijau yang kini telah banyak diadopsi oleh perguruan tinggi di dunia. UI berbangga hati dapat mengambil peran di dalam mendukung pencapaian pengembangan infrastruktur kampus hijau di dunia sebagai upaya mencetak generasi yang peduli akan keberlanjutan lingkungan hidup,” kata Anis. Dia berharap, melalui upaya UI GreenMetric ini, perguruan tinggi se-dunia mampu mengambil bagian pada upaya preventif dan kuratif dalam rangka mitigasi dampak perubahan iklim. “UI terus berupaya untuk membangun generasi yang ramah lingkungan serta menjadi trend setter dalam pemeringkatan di bidang keberlanjutan dan lingkungan hidup di tingkat dunia,” tuturnya. Sementara itu, untuk tingkat Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia kembali meraih predikat Kampus Hijau Terbaik di Indonesia 2016. Kemudian di peringkat kedua Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November dan Institut Pertanian Bogor pada ketiga. Pengumuman dilakukan pada Kamis 29 Desember 2016 di kampus UI Depok yang disaksikan oleh Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Dirjen Penelitian Kementerian Riset, Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi Muhammad Dimyati beserta Rektor UI dan Ketua UI GreenMetric Riri Fitri Sari.   source: Standar Kampus Hijau Gagasan UI Sedot Perhatian Dunia

UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities organized a National Workshop hosted at Universitas Indonesia on October 19th , participated by more than 25 Universities in Indonesia. The workshop was opened by Prof. Dr. Adi Zakaria Afiff, S.E., M.B.A as a Vice Rector of Universitas Indonesia and Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., M.M. as a Chairman of UI GreenMetric. The first workshop session introduced the UI GreenMetric Ranking in general, presented by Junaidi, S.S, M.A. Next session was about the indicator and scoring of UI GreenMetric questionnaire, presented by  Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T, M.T, M.Agr. The last workshop session coaching clinic about how to fill out the online questionnaire in step by step, coached by Daru Widya, S.Kom., M.Kom and Andri Setyawan, S.Kom. After the last session of workshop, representative of The Health, Safety, and Environment Office Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Budi Hartono shared some best practices about Green Campus in Universitas Indonesia. The committee also provided campus tour for participants in the end of the event to show them real best practices of sustainability efforts in Universitas Indonesia. This workshop was expected to encourage Indonesian Universities to join in UI GreenMetric and put more effort in implementation of the Green Campus.

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.    

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. 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. 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.  

UI GreenMetric Chairperson visited the University of California Davis in Davis near Sacramento California on the September 28th 2016.  UC Davis Vice Provost Joanna Regulska invited the University of Indonesia representatives during the first Times Higher THE Academic Summit at the University California Berkeley 26-28 September 2016.   UC Davis is the largest agricultural based university in the USA with  a lot of achievement in their green campus and sustainabiilty program. Some of the best sustainability practices are : [caption id="attachment_3232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Center for Equine Health Waste Water Treatment Plant[/caption] Center for Equine Health Waste Water Treatment Plant is the Research Digester Location to converts organic waste into the beneficial products i.e Biogas (60-70% methane), digestate (solid byproduct) for plant fertilizer, and Organic liquid fertilizer.   [caption id="attachment_3233" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Electric Vehicle Charging Station[/caption] There are a number of parking spaces on campus that are restricted for use by electric vehicles.  These spaces provide up to four hours access for charging purposes only, and any valid UC Davis permit must be displayed.  After four hours, the electric vehicle must be moved to a parking space for which the permit type allows. (source : http://taps.ucdavis.edu/parking/information/ev_charging_station_map)   There is another of sustainability program in University of California to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build the green transport, reduce the amount of waste, etc

8, September 2016 The head of international rating of UI GreenMetric World University professor Riri Fitri Sari (Indonesia) held a seminar for representatives of 18 Russian universities from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Gorno-Altaisk, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Perm , Rostov-on-Don, Tomsk in RUDN University (Moscow, Russia). The creators of the rating consider their research to be useful for rectors to develop environmentally friendly policy and to foster an attitude of care towards nature among students and professors.   The methodology of rating consists of several parameters. Most of them are dependent on development of university policy, some are affected by scientific researches. To reduce using of paper and plastic, to use energy-efficient appliances and water-saving technologies, to arrive to the university on bikes, to help planting annuals and trees, to organize eco-events, to create student communities for coordination “green” initiatives ... This and much more can already be done by representatives of Russian universities. The purpose of UI GreenMetric World University rating is to disseminate the results of online survey on the current ecological state of university campuses and sustainable development of universities around the world. Now this list contains of more than 400 leading universities, and RUDN University is among them. Video Chairperson of the UI GreenMetric visited RUDN University. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIB60W79TU[/embed] Photo documentation:

On September and October 2016, three UI GreenMetric technical workshops will be conducted to encourage full participations of Russian, Jordanian and Turkish Universities. These workshops are organized in collaboration between UI GreenMetric Team and Host Universities, i.e. People’s Friendly University Russia  (RUDN University) in Moscow, Bulent Ecevit University in Zonguldak Turkey, and Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Irbid Jordan, in order to promote UI GreenMetric participations and providing platforms for universities to share there experiences in creating green and sustainable campuses. Eighteen Universities in Russia will Join the Techical Workshop at the RUDN University in Moscow, which is one of leading university in Moscow that is in position to reveal back their historical status as the center of education for many overseas leaders. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is pleased to hold The 3rd International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM) in collaboration with Bülent Ecevit University and Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey on April 2017. The venue for the event will be at Baltaliman? Social Facilities, Istanbul University, a historic place composed of picturesque buildings near the Bosphorus Strait. Two days after the workshop in Turkey, consecutively the technical workshop for university in Jordan will be organized in Irbid on the 5th of October 2016. These workshops will be a working model of collaboration between universities to combat the misuse of ranking and go further beyond competition. We encourage universities in the near by region to participate in these workshops in which 2 representatives from UI GreenMetric will help to answer your questions. We hope that this workshop will ensure that requested information can be submitted by October 31st 2016. For further information and participation in the workshop, please refer to the following details : 1. UI GreenMetric at the People’s Friendly University Russia (RUDN University) Location: RUDN University, Moscow Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016. Time: 09.00-15.00 Contact Person: Dr. Evgeny Martinenko Email:    emartynenko@mail.ru 2. UI GreenMetric at the Bulent Ecevit University Location: Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey Date: Monday, 3 October 2016. Time: 09.00-16.00 Contact Person: Dr. Dincer Bicer Email:   dincer.bicer@gmail.com 3. UI GreenMetric at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) Location: JUST, Irbid Jordan Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016. Time: 09.00-16.00 Contact Person: Prof. Majed Abu-Zraig Email: majed@just.edu.jo  

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