The 2-Diamond SEDA LCB certificate awarded to UOW Malaysia KDU University College
From left: Mr.Jagjeet Singh Ajmir Singh (Facilities & Maintenance Manager), Ts.Nagentrau Muniandy (Energy Manager & lecturer) and Mr. Mohd Shah Hambali Arifin (SEDA)
By School of Engineering
UOW Malaysia KDU University College (Glenmarie, Shah Alam campus) has been officially awarded the Low Carbon Building (LCB) 2-Diamond rating under Voluntary Sustainable Energy Low Carbon Building Assessment GreenPASS Operation by Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia on 23rd June 2020. This is the first ever Low Carbon Building recognition awarded to a private institute of higher learning (IHL) in Malaysia.
SEDA Low Carbon Building (LCB) assessment program is a platform to appreciate the sustainable energy low carbon building initiatives, using UNEP-SBCI Common Carbon Metric/CIDB’s CIS20-GreenPASS. By embracing the culture of energy conservation, UOW Malaysia KDU University College has successfully achieved carbon emission reduction of 11.32% equivalent to 488.20 tonne CO2 /year or 703,458 kWh/year with building energy index (BEI) of 136.13 kWh/m2/year. It is noteworthy to mentioned that energy conservation effort by UOW Malaysia KDU University College was accelerated when granted with Energy Audit Conditional Grant under RMK11 on 13th August 2018.
UOW Malaysia KDU University College energy audit and energy conservation implementation team was led by Ts. Nagentrau Muniandy (Energy Manager & lecturer) from School of Engineering (SOE) and Mr. Jagjeet Singh Ajmir Singh (Facilities & Maintenance Manager) under guidance of Ir. Dr. Thirumalaichelvam Subramaniam (Energy Expert). Energy audit findings and strong support from the top management, have intensified the implementation of energy conservation effort to drive UOW Malaysia KDU University College as low carbon campus building. UOW Malaysia KDU University College is committed toward continuously implementing and more importantly sustaining energy conservation culture to support government target to reduce 40-45% CO2 intensity by 2030.