The Important Characteristics Of KDU Go Green Campus

  
Harvested rainwater use for irrigation and cooling tower make up.  Naturally ventilated atrium in KDU Utropolis Glenmarie campus, and more than 30% of the area designed with usable daylighting.  Advance Building Management System with scheduling capabilities. 
  
Educational displays near the cafeteria showing building's real-time energy performance.  Energy efficient centralized chilled water air conditioning system.  Good passive envelope design with Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) of less than 45Wm2. 
With the implementation of KDU Sustainability Empowerment Initiative under KDU Empowerment Plan, and the adoption of 17 important characteristics of being a Green Campus since it moved to its flagship campus at Utropolis Glenmarie in 2015, KDU University College proudly proved that they are on the right track in creating a green eco-system by receiving the Low Carbon Building Award 2017 from the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) recently.

On 22 November 2017, KDU was bestowed the First-Runner-Up of Low Carbon Building, under the category of Commercial and Institution for the general title of Shah Alam Low Carbon Awards 2017. The core objectives of this award are parallel with the goal set by MBSA in achieving Carbon Dioxide Release Rate of 30 by 2030.

Commenting on the award-winning, Mr Mitchell Liong Chee Chiun, Senior Manager of Student and Alumni Centre (SAC) enthused, “In our KDU Empowerment Plan, KDU Sustainability aims to protect the environment by planning, organising and introducing numerous campus-wide programmes and sustainability efforts that will reach out to all students. By winning this award, it shows that we are on the right track to further create and educate our community to have a green ecosystem.”

With the ‘Go Green’ ideology, KDU has been emphasising on the creation of a sustainable environment that can contribute to sustainable education, as this will eventually produce graduates of higher quality. In line with the ‘Green Campus’ concept, KDU’s main campus building located at Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam has been implementing crucial characteristics such as follow:  
  • 16.3% of green footprint;
  • Building automation system to monitor energy usage;
  • Good passive envelope design with Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) of less than 45W/m2 (minimal solar heat gain through façade);
  • Naturally ventilated courtyard and corridors;
  • Advance Building Management System with scheduling capabilities;
  • Energy efficient centralized chilled water air conditioning system;
  • Provision of digital power meters to track energy consumption for reporting and improvement;
  • Demand-controlled ventilation control using CO2 sensors for lecture theatres;
  • More than 30% of the area designed with usable daylighting;
  • Harvested rainwater used for irrigation and cooling tower make up;
  • Water efficient sanitary fittings;
  • Water leak detection system for conservation of water;
  • Energy efficient artificial lighting design and fittings;
  • Facilities for recycling activities;
  • Dedicated preferred car park for green vehicles;
  • Tobacco smoke-free campus;
  • Educational displays showing building's real-time energy performance.