TANGERANG – Multimedia Nusantara University Physics Engineering Study Program in collaboration with the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) held training (training in house) and Greenship Associate (GA) certification on December 2-3, 2021 at Lobby D UMN.
This Greenship Associate (GA) training and certification was attended by students and staff at the UMN Physics Engineering Study Program. Surendro as GBCI’s Deputy Rating Development & Training really appreciates UMN’s commitment to continue to spread the essence of green building. Not only from environmentally friendly UMN buildings, but also through UMN initiatives that want to be involved in this Green Associate (GA) in-house training.
“UMN has the spirit to spread the green mindset spirit. This is not only to practitioners who are outside, but also to young people. Because the young generation is the main key to the future of the Indonesian nation,” said Surendro.
Greenship Associate (GA) is one of the GBCI programs that aims to provide transformational insight into the principles of green building. Through this GA training, participants will be introduced to the concept of the green movement, the basic concepts of the GREENSHIP Rating Tools assessment, the certification process, and the values that are promoted in GREENSHIP.
The material in this training is also presented directly by credible people in their respective fields. After graduating from this GA training, Surendro explained that participants can become Green Ambassadors to expand knowledge about green building again to the general public.
Surendro said the dissemination of the basic principles of green building is important because of the lack of public knowledge about it. He revealed that people are often pessimistic about realizing the implementation of green building. One of the reasons is the high cost. In fact, Surendro believes that the implementation of green building has long-term benefits.
“Hopefully people will open their eyes that the building is not just a matter of mixing cement, making concrete, then all kinds of things into buildings. However, everything must start from an optimal design, green, and finally can be realized during construction, also does not damage the environment. And at the time of operation, it can also minimize the environmental impact and benefit the users in it, who are increasingly healthy,” concluded Surendro.
By Stepanie Silvia & Melinda Chang | UMN News Service