In ene y efficiency
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.