In ene y ef­fi­ciency

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FOUNDED in 2002, Univer­siti Kuala Lumpur ( UniKL) is a lead­ing univer­sity in en­gi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy and has re­ceived suc­ces­sive Tier 5 rat­ings in Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency’s SE­TARA 2009, 2011 and 2013 eval­u­a­tions.

It is also the first tech­ni­cal univer­sity in Malaysia to pi­o­neer the up­grad­ing of tech­ni­cal education to higher tech­ni­cal vo­ca­tional education and train­ing ( HTVET).

Life­long learn­ing has be­come the main agenda for many em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees in the world, and UniKL is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing var­i­ous pro­grammes that ful­fil the needs and wants of the global busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Build­ings play an im­por­tant part in ev­ery hu­man’s life. They pro­vide shel­ter from the el­e­ments as well as a place for rest, study, work, recre­ation and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Build­ings con­sume 30% to 40% of elec­tri­cal en­ergy, al­though the share of elec­tri­cal en­ergy con­sump­tion of ap­pli­ances varies be­tween com­mer­cial, pub­lic, in­dus­trial and do­mes­tic sec­tors as well as coun­tries.

Along­side other green­house gases lead­ing to global warm­ing, build­ings have their share in con­tribut­ing to cli­mate change.

To dampen the ef­fects of global warm­ing and guar­an­tee a sus­tain­able en­vi­ron­ment, ma­jor changes and bold de­ci­sions will have to be made in the next decades to cater for a new di­ver­si­fied en­ergy mix as well as im­proved en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

UniKL has teamed up with the Univer­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ences Rosen­heim, a Ger­man univer­sity in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned in the field of sus­tain­able build­ings, to pro­vide a joint mas­ter’s pro­gramme to as­sist in cre­at­ing a green, state- of- the- art en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient yet af­ford­able build­ing cul­ture.

The pro­gramme not only com­bines but also goes be­yond con­ven­tional en­gi­neer­ing and man­age­ment sub­jects.

This is to pro­duce ex­perts who meet the mar­ket needs pri­mar­ily to op­er­ate as well as retro­fit ex­ist­ing build­ings in a sus­tain­able, en­ergy- and cost- ef­fi­cient man­ner, com­ply­ing with green build­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion tools such as the Build­ing Re­search Es­tab­lish­ment En­vi­ron­ment As­sess­ment Method­ol­ogy, the Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign, the Green Star or the Malaysian Green Build­ing In­dex.

By build­ing up hu­man cap­i­tal in terms of green build­ing and tech­nol­ogy ex­perts and techno­preneurs, UniKL aims to achieve a tan­gi­ble con­tri­bu­tion to dampen global warm­ing and the pre­dicted en­ergy cri­sis in Malaysia and be­yond.

UniKL Malaysian In­sti­tute of Chem­i­cal and Bio­engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy ( UniKL MICET) of­fers the Mas­ter of En­gi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy in Green and En­ergy Ef­fi­cient Build­ings in the July in­take.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. micet. unikl. edu. my/ mgeeb/ or e- mail yuzrifa@ unikl. edu. my or bach­mann@ unikl. edu. my.

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