Johor Bahru 29 October 2014 -Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Architecture students successfully bagged the first and third prize at the International Green Environment & Building Workshop 2014 held at Faculty of the Built Environment. Second place won by students from Universitas Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia.
The four days event which took place between 27 and 30 October 2014 was organized by The Centre for the Study of Built Environment in the Malay World (KALAM) in collaboration with Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC), Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI), Office of Asset and Development (PHB) UTM and Centre of Real Estate Studies (CRES) UTM.
The workshop participants consists of undergraduate and post graduates students, participants from various government agency as well as from the private sector. The organizer of the International Green Environment & Building workshop was honoured to have participants from universities in Indonesia particularly Universitas Sam Ratulangi (UNSRAT), Manado, Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS), Makassar, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR), Bandung and Universitas Trisakti (USAKTI), Jakarta.
The aim of the workshop is to increase public awareness especially to students from both countries Indonesia and Malaysia about the importance of green building design in the tropical climate region. The workshop started with a day full of knowledge sharing from distinguish invited speakers such as Ir Rana Nasir from GBCI, Ir Thirukumaran Jallendran, Ar Von Kok Leong and Ar Sarly Adre Sarkum from MGBC and last but not least Ar Razin Bin Mahmood, principal of Razin Architects.
Apart from the 3 main prizes, 4 consolation prizes was awarded to students from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS) and Universitas Trisakti (USAKTI) and Universitas Sam Ratulangi (UNSRAT)
The International Green Environment & Building Workshop was officially opened and closed by the Dean of Faculty of Built Environment, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roslan bin Amiruddin.
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