The Implementation of Sustainable Energy Initiatives in Campus Buildings

  • Mohamad Sufian Hasim Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Wan Farissa Haslin Wan Azam Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Ezanee Hashim Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Nor Rima Muhamad Ariff Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Abstract

The Adopt-A-Park Programme has

Sustainable energy initiatives are one of the substantial measures toward achieving environmental sustainability goals and should be adopted by facilities management practices in university. This paper examined the sustainable energy initiatives implemented at three (3) participated universities with the objectives to identify the most current effective initiatives undertaken and to propose future improvement strategies. The perception of six (6) key persons was observed via a semi-structured interview. The most implemented strategies were establishing energy awareness programs, adopting energy-efficient appliances and equipment, managing time schedules, and implementing the prepaid metering system. The study suggested that the firm commitments and participation from all parties in universities are needed towards achieving a sustainable campus.

Keywords: Sustainable Energy; Energy Conservation; Energy Efficiency; Sustainable Facilities Management

2398-4279 © 2019 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA CE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v4i17.201

Published
2020-01-15
Section
Articles