The Eco Office Approach to Achieving Enviromentally Friendly Offices
The current level of environmental damage has become a global problem. Office buildings have many activities that require a lot of energy consumption, including water and electricity. They also produced a lot of waste which harms the environment. Overcoming this environmental problem requires cooperation from all elements of society, especially academics in universities who act as the scientific community. The Eco Campus/Eco-Office program is the solution that is applicable in overcoming problems in the campus’s environment. This study aims to develop a design for implementing the Eco-Office at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Islam Bandung (UNISBA). The method used is a descriptive qualitative method using observations, in-depth interviews, and documentation studies. The results of this study were in the form of alternative and technical strategies. These alternative strategies included policy documents, standard operating procedures (SOP) for Eco-Office, and the formation of a special team to handle the Eco Office and routine outreach at the Faculty of Engineering, UNISBA. The technical strategies based on the existing conditions were energy efficiency (water and electricity), waste management, reducing the usage of papers, and maintaining office sanitation.
Keywords: Environmental, eco-office, campus, standard operating procedures, technical strategies
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