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Green Technology for usiness Growth G rowing businesses in ... ... Green Technology for usiness Growth
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  • Green Technology for Business Growth

    G rowing businesses in a competitive market will continue to create job and increase export to the world. Nothing can creates a sustainable high-pay job and boost the standard of living better than business confidence and growth. Thus, it is no doubt that the Government has focused on the initiatives of sustaining business growth to build a more competitive and productive economy.

    Businesses could respond accordingly by improving their internal process and operating costs through innovation. One of the initiatives to reduce operation and production costs is by adopting effective energy management system and infrastructure which is also known as Green Technology.

    Green Technology is a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes. In other words, it can improve production efficiency through the reduction of input costs, energy costs, operating and maintenance costs and in turn improve a business competitive position. This is another solution on how businesses choose to respond to and integrate sustainability with core business strategy that will underpin their success in achieving a long-term competitive advantage.

    Green Technology is a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy

    sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes.

    Benefits of Adopting Green Technology

    Ability to meet stringent product specifications in foreign market : Meet stricter environmental requirements and specifications to export their products to industrialised countries. The adoption of green technologies can help exporting companies to gain advantage and market share over the competitors;

    Reduction of input costs : Green technologies can improve production efficiency through the reduction of the input costs, energy costs and operating and maintenance costs, which can improve a company’s competitive position;

    Environmental image : Adopting green technology can improve a company’ environmental reputation, which is crucial if other competitors and consumers are becoming more environmental conscious; and

    Ability to meet stricter environmental regulations in the future : Companies invested in green technology are more likely to be better equipped and ready for stricter environmental regulations as well as products specifications that are expected to be imposed on them in the future.

    Source : http://recent-science.com/index.php/rrst/article/ viewFile/18773/9459

  • A Study Visit on Effective Energy Management System and Infrastructure for Future Business Sustainability

    A total of 34 participants from 16 organisations have visited Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech) on 5 November 2014. This programme was the third best practices visit in 2014 under the phase 2 of benchmarking project. The main objective of this visit is to learn and share thoughts and experiences with GreenTech pertaining to effective energy management system and infrastructure that can be considered to be implemented by participants in their organisation.

    The visit started with a presentation by Pn. Roslina Muhammad that highlighted on the green technology facilities available in the GreenTech Geo building. She

    also stressed on the importance of deploying green technology for the industries to embark on as it will reduce operational costs such as electricity and water consumption. At the same time, industries are able to contribute by reducing carbon emission to the air which will preserve our environment from totally being exposed to pollution.

    Learning from the best-in-class organisation through this study visit is a platform that MPC has actively organised to expedite the process of exposing our local companies which have been proven as an excellent organisation locally as well as internationally.

    Malaysian Green Technology Corporation Profile Malaysian Green Technology Corporation is a non-profit organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA) and was formerly known as Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM). Previously, PTM had focused on energy efficiency such as Malaysian Energy Efficiency Programme (MIEEIP), Biomass Power Generation and Cogeneration in Palm Oil Industry (BIOGEN), Malaysian Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology Application Project (MBIPV) and many more. In April 2010, PTM was restructured and rebranded as Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) with more dynamic roles that in line with the National Green Technology Policy. The final targets of this organisation is to position Malaysia as a hub for green technology by 2020 and subsequently transform Malaysia into a green community by 2030 through its high impact programmes and initiatives.

    GREENTECH MALAYSIA’S ROLES

  • Green Energy Office (GEO) of GreenTech Malaysia The GEO is located in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor and it is a building specifically designed to be an icon of energy efficiency and renewable energy applications. The building was completely developed in 2007 and it has received more than 10,000 visitors per year locally as well as internationally that keen to learn on the green technology applications available at the GEO. This is one of the national projects that is able to demonstrate to the industries on the importance and benefits of green technology implementation.

    Interesting Facts about GEO

     Building energy index (BEI) of 30 kWh/m2/year, compared to 250 to 300 kWh/m2/year for a typical office buildings in Malaysia: electricity bill ~ RM6,000/mth;

     Savings of almost 500,000 kWh per year (at least RM200,000 per annum) approximately RM16,600 per month; and

     A total of 302 tonnes of carbon emissions avoided

    Building

    GEO Feature 1 : Energy Efficiency A. Daylight

     The building uses diffused daylight for 100% natural day lighting.

     Meeting rooms, management rooms and workstations are positioned close to the windows to ensure maximum use of this diffused day-lighting.

     Using solar photovoltaic and sky roof for natural daylight that allow zero electricity for lighting.

     Mirrors light shelf is used to enable diffused daylight to go deeper into the building.

    Daylight from Atrium (Solar Photovoltaic)

    Daylight (Sky Roof) Reflecting mirrors help daylight to penetrate directly

    inside

    Workstations are positioned closer to the windows

    B. Energy Efficient Lighting

     Using the most advance energy efficient lights that consume minimum fuels at night and in raining day.

     Lights and movement sensor installation

    Suspended T5 fluorescent tubes (2 units) with DALI

    (electronic) Ballast

    Daylight sensor Led Task Light (6.2W)

    Present Sensor (movement

    detector)

    Present Sensor (thermal movement detector)

  • Benefit :

    Consume very little fuels with building energy index (BEI) of 65 kWh/m2year. Compared to the BEI of conventional office buildings of 250 – 300 kWh/m2year, the GEO has proven its design strategies to be extremely energy efficient.

    C. Cooling System

     All windows are using double-pane glass, with spectrally selective coating & low-E coating which reflects ultraviolet and infrared radiation from the building’s exterior surface. It keeps the hot temperature from entering and maintains the cool temperature inside the building.

     The GEO uses 50% air convection and 50% radiant cooling for its cooling requirement. This enables two energy efficient chillers to execute and ultimately chilled water at a temperature higher than required for a building which utilises 100% air convection system.

    Double-glazing windows to keep the hot temperature from

    entering the building

    Floor Stab where cold water Polyethylene Crosslink (PEX) piping

    are embedded into the floor

    Chilled water flowing in PEX pipes during daytime

    GEO Feature 2 : Renewable Energy  Four types of solar photovoltaic namely Poly-Silicon, Amorphus Silicon, See-through PV and Mono-Silicon are

    architecturally and aesthetically integrated into the building.

     The solar system generates electricity for the building’s usage and able to export extra generated electricity to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

     Only one Air Handling Unit (AHU) is used for circulation cool fresh air within the building and also for