Telkom University (Tel-U) officially launched Tel-U Green Lounge on Thursday (21/1) virtually through Zoom. Tel-U Green Lounge is a green hall facility equipped with an open area as a container for collaboration that can be used both internally and externally. This is a mini show case for innovation and creativity and strengthens Tel-U’s concern for the Green Campus program.
Green Lounge was inaugurated directly by the Rector of Telkom University, Prof. Adiwijaya who appreciated this new facility. “First of all, I thank you for all the commitment and hard work during 2020. Some of our awards can be achieved well, extraordinary, a gift for all of us. In the future there is always room to improve, to try to improve the quality of ourselves and our institutions. Green Lounge is a dream for everyone, the inspiration begins during a visit to BRI Tower. We are aware that a comfortable place is not only necessary while waiting and interacting, it can also give birth to useful inspiration for our work environment.” Adiwijaya said.
Conceptually, the Green Lounge is made very flexible so that visitors can feel the green outdoors atmosphere at Tel-U. This facility also carries Green Energy, with the installation of solar panels on the roof as a source of electrical energy with maximum lighting. Another Green Innovation is the utilization of waste for reuse (Recycle) as a garden decoration around the Green Lounge, such as Paving from leaf waste ash, chairs from plastic bottle garbage, flower pots from incenerator combustion and so on.
Vice Rector for Resources, Dr. Ir. Rina Djunita Pasaribu, M.Sc. also revealed that this facility can be utilized by students, lecturers, external parties such as VIP guests visiting Tel-U.
“This facility as revealed earlier, is a strengthening and continuity of green and sustainable campus programs, can also be used by students to show creativity and work, especially in the field of Green Innovation.” Rina said.
It is expected that with the presence of this facility, in the future it can stimulate other green programs so that Tel-U’s achievements in related fields can continue to increase. For information in 2020, Telkom University succeeded in achieving the achievements of the University of Indonesia Green Metric (UIGM) with the 9th National and 123rd world ranking. This is an extraordinary achievement, which needs to be maintained and improved continuously in the future.