Sustainability Campaign

Introduction

 

The decisions we make today will shape all our tomorrows – for this nation, and for this planet. Through this empowerment plan, UOW Malaysia KDU graduates will learn not only about environment protection, but have a part to play in creating long-lasting efforts for economic and social development of the community and the nation. The concept of Green Campus has been widely spread across Malaysia, seeping into the educational sector with the belief that a sustainable environment can contribute to sustainable education, producing graduates of higher quality. In line with this, this empowerment plan aims to create awareness among students about the importance and need for sustainability efforts, and the personalised actions they can take to make a difference.

In our UOW Malaysia KDU Empowerment Plan, UOW Malaysia KDU Sustainability aims to protect the environment by planning, organising and introducing numerous campus-wide programs and sustainability efforts that will reach out to all students. Students will be educated and subsequently practise environment protection by recycling and reducing power consumption.

  • To instil environmental awareness among the UOW Malaysia KDU students, staffs and community.
  • To encourage students to actively contribute to save the environment.
  • To learn about the choices and actions we can take to prevent, reduce or change harmful activities involving the environment.

Achieved 16.3% of green footprint (above the local authority minimum requirement of 10%) Building automation system to monitor energy usage
Good passive cooling technique design with Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) of less than the minimal solar heat gain of 45 w/m2 Advance Building Management System with scheduling capabilities to programme the usage of all air-conditioning and lighting systems according to class schedules
Energy efficient centralized chilled water air conditioning system Naturally ventilated courtyard and corridors
Digital power meters to track energy consumption for reporting and improvement Demand-controlled ventilation control using CO2 sensors for lecture theatres
Tobacco smoke free campus Energy efficient artificial lighting design and fittings
More than 30% of the campus is well-lit by natural day light Dedicated preferred car park for green vehicles
Harvested rainwater used for landscape irrigation and cooling towers Water leak detection system for conservation of water
Water efficient sanitary fittings Educational displays showing real time energy performance of the buildings
Advance Building Management System with scheduling capabilities to programme the usage of all air-conditioning and lighting systems according to class schedules

Promoting Green Awareness

Activities of Sustainability Day at UOW Malaysia KDU University College on every 1st Wednesday of the month, were staff and students are encouraged to use the stairs, as all elevators and lifts will be switched off for the whole campus throughout the day

Other initiatives include:

A ban of the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers by all vendors throughout the campus
UOW Malaysia KDU Environment Day with activities such as exhibitions and talk to create awareness among students about the importance and need for sustainability efforts.