A workshop entitled "Sustainable Building Strategies” was held by Department of Architecture at Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, with partnership of General Directorate of Human Development, Ministry of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the workshop conducted at the Kurdistan Institute for Public Administration Hall in Erbil.

On Wednesday, November 12, 2022, in the presence of Asst. Prof. Dr. Galawezh Bakr Bapir, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Wezha Hawez Baiz, Head the Department of Architecture, Asst.Prof.Dr. Rahel Khalid Ibrahim, Head of the Engineering Faculty Research Center, Dr. Chro Ali Hama Radha, head of the Sustainable Building Research Program, in partnership with the General Directorate of Human Development of the Ministry of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the workshop was held.

This workshop was held in the framework of co-ordination and developing Koya University's relations with the governmental institutions of Kurdistan Region with the aim of building a bridge communication, so that the related parties of the government can help achieve the goals of the research program Faculty of Engineering is by reducing the negative effects of buildings on the surrounding environment, and providing a peaceful, comfortable and healthy environment inside the buildings by trying to reduce the use of energy and protect by  using alternative energy such as solar and wind energy.

During the workshop, research was presented in several panels as follows:

1- Dr. Chro Ali Hama Radha " Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainable
Building Concept

2- Asst.Prof.Dr. Rahel Khalid Ibrahim "Construction Materials and Sustainability"

3- Dr. Wezha Hawez Baiz " The Evaluation of a Residential High-rise Building
in terms of Energy performance: Erbil city as a case study"


Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) The University of Greenwich in the UKCihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021). Koya University is a memebr of The Association of Arab Universities and the International Association of Universities.

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