Formerly known as Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM), Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) was restructured in April 2010 and was under the purview of Ministry of Energy Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) till 2018. Assuming the role of the country’s lead agency, MGTC focused on catalysing green technology agenda in line with the aspirations of the National Green Technology Policy 2009.
For the period of 2018 till early 2020, MGTC was under the purview of Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC). Now, MGTC is under the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) and known as Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre. As the lead agency for KASA, MGTC develops and implements programmes on green growth,climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation.
The National Green Technology Policy (NGTP) Identified Green Technology as a Key Driver to accelerate the National Economy and promote Sustainable Development.
It gives me great pleasure to present MGTC’s Annual Report for the year 2019, which marked two significant milestones for this corporatised Agency of the Government of Malaysia: the first milestone when it has been was operating in the first 10 years since the rebranding of Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM) or Malaysian Energy Centre into Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia); and the second one is to embark on a new chapter as the lead Agency entrusted with Malaysia’s transformation into a sustainable nation driven by green technology. Since the 10th October 2019, it has been given an additional scope of work and re-branded as the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC).
In 2009, the Government committed to a voluntary reduction of up to 40% in terms of emissions intensity per unit of GDP by the year 2020 compared to emission intensity level in 2005. This commitment has been revised in 2016, as announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia at COP-15, with a new target: 45% reduction by 2030 from the 2005 baseline.
Ever since climate change has taken centre stage in the global community, Malaysia has been conscious and conscientious of reducing its carbon emissions. In 2009, the Government committed to a voluntary reduction of up to 40% in terms of emissions intensity per unit of GDP by the year 2020 compared to emission intensity level in 2005. This commitment has been revised in 2016, as announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia at COP-15, with a new target: 45% reduction by 2030 from the 2005 baseline.
Although the nation’s long standing effforts toward a greener future predates the establishment of MGTC, the efforts put in particular by the previous and current leadership of this Agency have had a positive and lasting imprint on the country’s sustainable development. Over the last decade, the Agency has worked tirelessly with various Ministries, Government Agencies and other market enablers, including financial institutions, to grow and support a greener marketplace, ensuring green technology becomes the preferred choice at various levels of decision making.
We worked closely with various ministries, government agencies and other market enablers in ensuring green technology becomes the preferred choice.
The Agency has continuously identified gaps in the evolution and adoption of green technology, and prioritised initiatives to overcome these gaps. Following the PTM-initiated establishment of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), for example, the Agency has helped in promoting renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) growth through its enabling programmes including the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) and Green Investment Tax Allowance (GITA). It further supported greater widespread applications of green energy through the Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) and that of capacity building programmes the like of Energy Management Training (EMT).
In due time, the focus of the Agency would shift toward the greening of transport sector, where it would launch various electric mobility programmes, and is currently finalising a Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB) that is is to be announced at the end of 2020. Going further forward, the Agency is conceptualising more programmes targeting highly efficient waste management in order to be in line with the concept of circular economy, another key area in the Government’s agenda for greater sustainability through resource efficiency.
The Agency has achieved much, and yet there is much more to do and to accelerate the nation’s green agenda by reaching more sectors of the economy including agriculture and forestry. At the same time, the Agency will play its critical role to help enhance the overall well-being by building the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Guided by the 45% carbon emission reduction target, MGTC will be focusing its climate change mitigation strategies on the most critical sectors and sub-sectors of the economy.
Guided by the 45% carbon emission reduction target, MGTC will be focusing its climate change mitigation strategies on the most critical sectors and sub-sectors of the economy. Being mandated as the Climate Change Centre, it would help facilitates the Agency in its planning and tactical coordination, in order to tap into the nation’s resources and talents to help achieve the national CO2 emission targets. It would also focus on its Climate Change Adaptation strategies that encompass Public Health, Water Security, Food Security, Infrastructure, Coastal Protection and Biodiversity. Towards this end, a Climate Change Collaboration Network is to be set up, with MGTC serving as its nucleus linking universities, research institutions, industries and other national and international organisations working together on common goals.
The year 2020 has begun on a very challenging note, with the COVID-19 outbreak. Although the pandemic has had a serious social and economic impact on almost all nations across the world, it has also demonstrated that people are able to make and adapt to dramatic changes in their lives, for better outcomes. This is positive news for the green agenda in which half the battle lies in adopting new attitudes and belief systems. As MGTC assumes its new mandate to lead the country on climate actions, it will press on with efforts to influence Malaysians’ mindsets and behaviours through public education, awareness, and industry programmes.
As MGTC assumes our new mantle to lead the country on climate actions, we will press on with efforts to influence Malaysians’ mindsets and behaviours through public and industry programmes.
At this very exciting juncture that we are in, and on behalf of the MGTC and I would like to thank all relevant stakeholders for their support in creating a more sustainable Malaysia, and in particular, the newly formed Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA), all other government agencies, private sector organisations, NGOs and all our partners. I should like to congratulate YB Dato’ Tuan Ibrahim Bin Tuan Man on his recent appointment as the Minister of Environment and Water, and look forward to working together to achieve our common vision toward a sustainable future.
On behalf of fellow MGTC Directors, I would also like to congratulate and our newly elected Chief Executive Officer, En Shamsul Bahar bin Mohd Nor, who has enjoyed a sterling 30-year career in the corporate sector that includes heading an Renewable Energy organisation. Under his leadership, I have every confidence in the empowered Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre team delivering on the mandate entrusted upon us.
MGTC mamdate is to develop and promote green technology focusing on the energy, manufacturing, transport, building, waste and water sectors.
On 10 October 2019, GreenTech Malaysia was rebranded as Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) to strengthen the nation’s institutional capability and capacity to deliver on the climate change agenda. Climate change has become one of the most pressing global challenges and I recognise fully the immense responsibility entrusted onto MGTC to help shape Malaysia’s strategic response through our actions and policies.
THE GREEN DECADE
The green technology landscape in Malaysia has changed significantly over the last 10 years, with greater adoption by Malaysians across the board. Energy efficient and renewable energy technologies are becoming the norm in industry as players recognise both their cost and environmental benefits. More industrial and commercial buildings as well as homes are generating their own electricity using solar, feeding the excess onto the national grid. The number of electric vehicles on our roads, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), is slowly increasing, reducing transport pollution. And, recycling is becoming a way of life for many, with easy access of recycling bins greatly encouraging Malaysians to segregate waste thus reduce the volume that ends up in landfills.
These positive developments are the result of the contributions towards a sustainable nation by various parties. At the core of the changes, however, is MGTC – which has been working assiduously to carry out its mandate to develop and promote green technology focusing on the energy, waste and water, transportation and building sectors. Countless initiatives and programmes have been launched, through which the organisation has created greater awareness of green technologies and encouraged their adoption.
Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP) sets a roadmap for the development of green technology up to the year 2030.
Among others, MGTC has been responsible for the provision of tax incentives, funding, and the establishment of a national green mark. It also initiated and continues to organise a regional exhibition & conference that brings together thought leaders, policy makers, innovators, players and users to discuss and showcase the latest green developments while setting the stage for investments and trade. It has formed strategic partnerships to roll out new technologies; and worked hand-in hand with local authorities on how we can all collaborate to create a greener, more sustainable future.
The Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) for example was continued under GTFS 2.0 programme with additional feature of energy service companies (ESCO) and companies in manufacturing sector on top of the five sectors from the original programme.
Many programmes that were launched in the initial years have grown to have deeper impact on the green technology landscape. The Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS), for example. The list of assets that qualify for the Green Investment Tax Allowances (GITA) has also continued to grow, increasing exponentially in 2019 from nine to 49. When the AEMAS Energy Management Programme funded by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) was completed in 2014, MGTC kept it going in Malaysia with funding from the industry. Consequently, today we have 1599 Certified Energy Managers as well as 203 organisations certified with the Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS). Of note, two organisations have achieved the highest possible EMGS ranking of 3-Stars: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Institut Jantung Negara (IJN).
Our Green Energy Ofﬁce standing as a model of energy efﬁciency boasting the lowest building energy index in the country.
In the building sector, we lead by example – our Green Energy Office standing as a model of energy efficiency boasting the lowest building energy index in the country. Tours are organised for government agencies, local authorities, companies, students as well as government agencies and any other interested party on the energy efficient features that have been incorporated into our office’s blueprint.
In the realm of transport, we are encouraging the adoption of green mobility through the provision of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). Since introducing our first ChargEV stations in 2016, we have installed 300 units across the country and in 2019 extended the network to East Malaysia (Kuching, Sarawak). In 2019, we finalised a Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint which will set a roadmap for the transformation of land transportation sectors adopting low carbon technologies. This blueprint will complement the Low Carbon City Framework (LCCF), which seeks to develop sustainable cities through the implementation of energy efficient systems across buildings, public transport, waste management and landscaping.
Beneﬁts of having both climate change mitigation and adaptation under one roof is the potential to tap into their co-beneﬁts, seeing as certain mitigation initiatives could also play an adaptation role, and vice versa.
AN EXPANDED PORTFOLIO
With the rebranding in October, MGTC now has an expanded scope of responsibility which includes land transportation sectors adopting low carbon technologies. We welcome our new role, as climate change mitigation is very much aligned with our existing mandate of green technology promotion. It is, ultimately, one of the end goals of adopting sustainable systems, and positions MGTC more strategically to contribute towards the Government achieving its carbon emission reduction commitment under the Paris Agreement. Climate change adaptation, on the other hand, is a new and extensive focus area for us. It forms the key strategy in ensuring the nation’s preparedness and resilience against potential climate change impacts. Among the benefits of having both climate change mitigation and adaptation under one roof is the potential to tap into their co-benefits, seeing as certain mitigation initiatives could also play an adaptation role, and vice versa.
Until MGTC’s appointment, there was no single government agency that oversaw the entirety of climate change and its ramifications. That MGTC has been chosen for the role is validation of the organisation’s performance and achievements to date. As with green technology, we will be directly involved in policy analysis, national reporting, programme coordination and education for climate change actions. MGTC will also serve as the focal point for climate change data and communication.
We are very excited about donning our new climate change cloak, and to wear it well we will be bringing on board fresh talent with expertise in climate change. We also seek to form a Climate Change Collaboration Network with relevant agencies and universities to leverage the nation’s collective expertise and talents, and ensure an alignment of our priorities.
We have accomplished much in our last 10 years, but with a new and expanded role, the bar has been set higher and we have a new set of goals to achieve. Bearing this in mind, we at MGTC are embarking on the new phase in our continuing journey with renewed vigour and determination.
Having already identified gaps in institutional frameworks, we have begun to work on rectifying these. Among others, we are outlining a more sustainable and comprehensive Green Financing Roadmap for clarity of all parties involved. We are also reviewing the GTMP, to update the targets and strategies outlined while incorporating new sub-sectors and creating alignment with the latest ministerial developments and MGTC’s new mandate.
We also seek to form Climate Change Collaboration Network with relevant agencies and universities to leverage the nation’s collective expertise and talents.
I believe the next few years will be challenging given the immensity of our responsibilities. Yet, these will also be exciting times as MGTC has always embraced challenges, the team taking pride in stretching our capabilities. We have a fantastic team here and, with the support of our partners and other stakeholders, the guidance of our directors, I have every confidence that MGTC’s next decade will be as successful as the decade that we have just completed.
National Green Technology Policy (NGTP)
The overriding objective of the NGTP was for green technology to accelerate national economic growth via sustainable development. The policy was supported by Environmental, Economic and Social pillars, and comprised five strategic thrusts, namely:
National Council on Green Technology and Climate Change (MTHPI)
MTHPI was set up following the launch of the NGTP to provide a direction on green growth and the nation’s sustainability agenda.
Lead Agency: Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
Three key incentive programmes are offered to encourage greater adoption of green technology hence develop the industry:
Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS)
Together, these projects have resulted in:
Financing Offer from Participating Institutions 2010-2017
Green Technology Tax Incentives
Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG)
In 2019, the monitoring and verification activity covered the reporting cycle of January to June 2019 and July to December 2019, involving 108 companies.
The January-June 2019 cycle resulted in
The July-December 2019 cycle resulted in
EACG achievement in 2019
MGTC focuses on three levels of certification for specific objectives, namely certifications at the city, organisation and product/ service levels.
Mark & Directory
MyHIJAU Mark & Directory is a government initiative to promote the sourcing and purchasing of green products and services in Malaysia. It provides a single recognisable mark that consolidates all certified products and services that meet local and international environmental standards. The programme also includes an online directory which allows easy access to the public.
MyHIJAU Mark was introduced by the Government.
The recognition and directory were launched.
Government announced tax incentives for the use of green products and targeted more than 1,000 products and services to be registered under the scheme. To capture eco-friendly agricultural products and green spaces, MGTC included the Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme and Green Building Certification into the programme.
More than 200 products and services registered under the MyHIJAU Mark, and a target was set for at least 20% of all Government purchases being green by 2020.
MyHIJAU app was launched enabling consumers to download the Directory from Play Stores and App Stores.
From 2015-2019, a total of 5,183 products and services were registered under the scheme.
Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS)
EMGS is an organisation-level certification delivered under the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS) based on excellence in energy management.
AEMAS was officially launched in 2011, and to date has been adopted by eight ASEAN member countries. MGTC was appointed by ACE as the certification body for EMGS in Malaysia.
Equivalent to ISO 50001, with additional criteria. It indicates the complete establishment of the Energy Management System (EnMS).
Requires that the organisation not only have an established EnMS but also proven savings from at least 5% energy reduction compared to the baseline.
Requires that the EnMS is fully embedded into the organisational culture and integrated with other systems; and that the organisation has achieved energy savings for three consecutive years.
Low-Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) Diamond Certification
To help local authorities support holistic sustainable development in Malaysia and achieve the Government’s emissions target by 2030, the LCCF was developed.
Three key objectives of the LCCF:
Measure & quantify the actual carbon emissions
Guide Local Authorities (PBT) in transforming their cities into LCC
Create awareness and promote LCC in Malaysia
Application of the framework is a continuous process undertaken in three phases:
Assessment & Recognition
Government Green Procurement (GGP)
Government procurement plays an important role as a catalyst for socio-economic development, representing about 12%-15% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
GGP IMPLEMENTATION IN RMK-11 (2013-2017)
As at end 2019, the cumulative GGP value achieved was RM1.144 billion.
In 2019, 10 new product groups were endorsed such that the GGP Guidelines now cover a total of 30 product groups.
GGP Product Groups
MGTC plays a central role in enhancing the growth of green technology in Malaysia by balancing the supply and demand sides of the equation through the creation of an effective green marketplace.
Annual International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM)
IGEM has established itself as South East Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions. It is widely recognised as the platform for solutions providers and green energy businesses to tap into the fast-expanding region by showcasing the latest innovations to policy makers, government organisations, investors and the mass markets.
Progress & Achievements
Between 2010 and 2018, IGEM attracted more than 400,000 visitors and exhibitors from more than 50 countries. It also recorded more than RM23 billion in actual and potential business transactions.
Progress & Achievements
Investor & Buyer Engagement Over 500 Business Matching Meetings
Investor & Buyer Engagement were forged between various organisations.
Seven products launched.
Product Launches at IGEM 2019
Other Product Launches at IGEM 2019
Participation at Global Platforms
A key event to date has been the international specialised expo, EXPO 2017, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Currently, MGTC is coordinating Malaysia’s participation at the upcoming World Expo, EXPO 2020 Dubai.
Astana EXPO 2017 – Future Energy
MGTC was appointed by the Government as the implementing agency tasked to develop and coordinate Malaysia’s programmes and activities at EXPO 2017 Astana. EXPO 2017, themed “Future Energy”, provided an unprecedented opportunity for Malaysia to develop stronger trade and business ties in the field of green energy, products and services with the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as the other 114 participating countries.
Summary of Deliverables and Achivements | Outcomes of Malaysia Pavilion
EXPO 2020 Dubai
In 2019, MGTC was given the role as implementing agency for Malaysia’s participation at the upcoming EXPO 2020 to be held in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022.
EXPO 2020 Dubai is themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” with three sub-themes of “Opportunity”, “Mobility” and “Sustainability”. Malaysia has chosen “Energising Sustainability” as the theme for its Net Zero Carbon Pavilion. This aptly displays our commitment to sustainability as we aim to ensure our participation at EXPO 2020 Dubai does not leave any carbon footprint. The Pavilion features a Rainforest Canopy inspired by the majestic rainforest in Malaysia, which also symbolises the nation’s forest conservation efforts. The Pavilion is segmented into four dedicated zones themed “Energising Today”, “Energising Tomorrow”, “Energising Harmony” and “Energising Business”.
The Six Clusters
in potential trade and investments
visitors to its pavilion
MGTC’s Green Advisory programme has been set up to help organisations pursue effective green strategies. PLUS and Johor Port Authority were among the early beneficiaries of the two-to-three-year programme.
Green Advisory Programme
Green Advisory Programme (GAP) is a hand-holding programme to facilitate organisations to adopt green technology and green culture.
One organisation per industry/ sector/sub-sector is selected to be positioned as a role model for the respective industry/ sector/sub-sector
Programme Duration: 2-3 years with various options preferred by client
Policy came into effect on 1 January 2018
A total of 17.9% savings in energy consumption (January 2019 compared to 2017 figures)
MGTC also fulfils an advisory role in assisting local authorities transform their cities into low carbon cities through technical clinics and workshops.
Based on the technical advisory provided to the Local Authorities since 2001, up till 2018:
MGTC organised 12 LCCF workshops, clinics and focus group discussions throughout 2019 to advise and guide the local authorities in developing their respective LCC action plans.
In October 2019, MGTC also organised a Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge: City-Biz Alliance Session #1 – Energy event. At this session, solutions providers related to energy efficiency and sustainable energy were invited to share their products and services.
When organisations introduce green technologies, it is essential that they prepare their workforce for the new systems and equip them with the knowledge as well as skills to be able to realise the full potential of the innovations. One of the most basic fundamentals to be mastered is energy management. Over the past 10 years, MGTC has been running various programmes to upskill technical human capital in the different aspects of managing and reducing energy consumption.
Energy Auditor Training Course (EATC)
The Energy Auditor Training Course (EATC) provides structure to the practice of energy auditing and raises the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing. This training programme covers the knowledge and skills required to inspect, survey and analyse energy flows for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output. The training also covers the use of energy audit tools and report writing skills.
Energy Water Management Training (EWMT)
This programme helps organisations to better manage their energy and water usage by establishing a Management Committee Utility (JPU).
This programme is designed to:
Have We Done Enough (HWDE)
This programme explores the essential elements of energy efficiency and conservation in a typical business entity.
Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM)
A Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM) is an electrical energy manager who holds a valid certificate of registration from the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga).
Professional Energy Manager (PEM)
The half-day Professional Energy Manager (PEM) training provides participants with the nowledge and skills to fulfil EMGS 3-Star requirements.
Certified Professional in Measurement and Verification (CPMV)
CPMV is a certification training module that facilitates the end user or energy service company to develop strategies for their Sustainable Energy Management Systems (SEMS), and conduct measurement and verification activities for the energy saving programmes.
In 2019, MGTC Conducted 5 CPMV Sessions and Trained
AEMAS Energy Manager - Energy Manager Training Course (EMTC)
A key programme in preparing organisations to transform their energy management is the Energy Manager Training Course (EMTC).
No. of Participants of the Different Training Programmes
Through capacity development, we hope to enable officers from local authorities to measure CO2 emissions, develop emissions baselines, as well as draft and implement action plans.
Under the ongoing Low Carbon Cities (LCC) programme, MGTC conducted training with three local authorities in 2019. The two- day sessions offered a two-way approach for authorities to adopt the Low Carbon Cities Framework in their areas of jurisdiction. A total of 140 participants from Majlis Daerah Kuala Langat, Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor and Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan participated in the training.
MGTC also conducted two Townhall sessions to explain the Low Carbon Cities Framework to 170 participants from Majlis Perbandaran Batu Pahat and Majlis Perbandaran Kajang.
To promote green procurement within the government and its agencies, MGTC has been organising training, workshops and seminars for officials to introduce them to the green procurement framework and equip them with knowledge on green product and service specifications.
International Capacity Building on GGP
The annual IGEM is one of the main platforms used to engage government and industry leaders on the potential of green technology. At the event, participants are presented with technology updates, new business models and government initiatives.
For the 10th IGEM, MGTC collaborated with 10 partners to organise 11 conferences relating to energy, green buildings, and the circular economy. A range of topics – from planning, solutions and best practices in green technology – were delivered by local and global thought leaders while experts from the different disciplines shared the stage to discuss efforts to nurture a green technology-ready workforce.
The 10th IGEM also saw the launch of two MGTC-initiated programmes, namely the Climate Change ConversationsTM Forum and Energy Management Convention.
The Climate Change ConversationsTM Forum
Attracted 191 participants, 65 corporate leaders, 115 organisations
The Energy Manager Convention
Energy Manager Convention joint collaboration with ACE, Suruhanjaya Tenaga and MAREEM.
Objectives to inspire and generate ideas related to energy management
MGTC nurtures youth and aspiring entrepreneurs through innovative and experiential mindset-changing programmes. These include the Green Tech Youth Innovation Challenge, Journey to Astana and Eco Biz Challenge aimed at tertiary- level students; and the Green Minds Challenge Programme for secondary students. The overall objective is to inculcate a green mindset and stimulate creativity amongst youth to be innovation-driven in solving real-life environmental problems.
Green Tech Youth Innovation Challenge (GTYIC)
are organised for tertiary-level students to develop solutions to environmental issues using
provided Malaysian youth and university researchers a platform to showcase their technological products and educational programmes
Organised in collaboration with third parties over the last decade to promote entrepreneurship in green technology.
In 2019, several programmes were organised at the three-day IGEM held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to promote aspiring green technology entrepreneurs.
Sustainable Innovation Awards (SIA)
SIA served as a platform to recognise excellence in research and product innovation in Green Technologies, Sustainable Innovations and Eco Innovations.
54 inquiries and 28 online submissions were received, of which 12 inventions.
MDBC Innovation and Sustainability Awards (MISA)
Through MISA, companies were given a platform to showcase their best practices and trailblazing spirit in the areas of sustainability and innovation. Shortlisted finalists presented their projects to a panel of judges and a general audience earlier the same day. Ensuring transparency, judges and the audience had the opportunity to ask questions of the finalists regarding their projects, something that also provided a learning experience for the attendees. Winners were then recognised at a ceremonial awards dinner held at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.
Winners pf MISA 2019
MGTC seeks to make green innovations more accessible to the public, enabling Malaysians to experience developments that in the process, we demonstrate Malaysia’s ability to become a powerhouse for green technology alongside developed nations.
Solar Photovoltaic Innovation
Solar photovoltaic systems form a key feature of the GEO building and have been aesthetically incorporated into its design.
Green Building Innovation
GEO building incorporates many innovative features. The floor slab cooling system was the first in Malaysia. It is an innovative cooling system, where 50% of the at cooling comes from the ceiling and the floor by means of chilled radiation and the rest by air volume for each building zone.
GEO building features various passive green building ideas. Among them are:
MGTC is also promoting the electric vehicle (EV) as part of emission reduction solution in transportation sector. It owns an EV fleet including Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi IMIEV models, which is introduced to the public to drive home their value. Through outreach programmes, MGTC also hopes to allay any misconceptions the public may have on the effectiveness of EV and their usability.
MGTC initiated the Tesla programme in 2016 in order to provide access to Malaysian on the latest EV technology in the world.
Tesla EV attracted attention and interest among Malaysian ranging from YAB Prime Minister, Ministers, Senior Government officials, CEOs, professional, inventors and public.
Recognition of efforts to promote and build a green economy not only motivate greater participation in the sector, it also creates greater awareness among the public of the value placed on green technology.
National Energy Awards (NEA)
The National Energy Awards, or NEA is a ministry initiative initiated in 2018 to acknowledge and recognise the energy efficiency practices and renewable energy efforts among private and public sectors in Malaysia. NEA is the cornerstone of a joint venture between government & private sectors for innovations in products, solutions & commercialisation towards a green economy. It is funded by the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industries Trust Account or AAIBE and is fully supported by Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) and Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA). It also serves as a platform to identify Malaysia’s best practises in the field EE & RE to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) on a yearly basis.
Low Carbon Cities Award
Low Carbon Annual Sharing Session started in 2017 as a programme that recognises the efforts and achievements of local authorities, universities, organisations and companies to lower their carbon footprint. In 2019, the programme was rebranded as the Low Carbon City Awards for better visibility and prestige as well as to promote the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge (LCC2030Challenge).
LCC2030Challenge aims to establish 200 Low Carbon Zones and 1,000 Low Carbon Partners across Malaysia by 2030.
These Low Carbon Zones and Low Carbon Partners will minimise their emissions from:
The Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS) Award is held to recognise organisations that have successfully implemented Sustainable Energy Management Systems in compliance with standards set under the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS). Launched in 2015, the annual award showcases best practices to managed energy better an be more energy efficient.
To date NEA has identified and recognised 34 organisations with 27 of them went on to win at the prestigious ASEAN Energy Awards showcasing their best practises and positioned Malaysia as the regional player in the area of sustainable energy.
It demonstrates the growing commitment and confidence businesses and institutions in Malaysia in adopting sustainable practices in their operations as this would enable Malaysia to achieve its 20% RE generation capacity mix by 2025 from just 2% in 2016 and contribute towards the country’s climate commitment under the Paris Agreement, in which Malaysia has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions per GDP by 45% in 2030.
NEA2019 Awards dinner was graced by YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change and presented 11 awards for Category 1 (Energy Efficiency) and 4 awards for Category 2 (Renewable Energy).
Merit Awards was presented to 5 companies due the competitiveness of the category and good quality report submissions on having scored more than 75%.
The 2019 Low Carbon Cities Awards ceremony held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in conjunction with the 10th IGEM. Ten Low Carbon Zones and nine Low Carbon Partners received the Diamond Recognition for reducing their carbon emissions across four elements – energy, water, mobility and waste – while increasing their carbon sequestration by planting more trees. 135 guests including seven mayors and representatives from 33 local authorities as well as 20 Presidents (Yang di-Pertua) of various municipalities.
The EMGS Award Ceremony was held on 10 October 2019. 84 organisations attended 76 organisations received the EMGS Certificate: one for the 3-Star Rating, 43 for the 2-Star Rating and 32 for the 1-Star Rating. (IJN) became the first from the healthcare sector and the second organisation in the country to receive the 3-Star rating, after Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
MGTC has been providing experiential learning since the Green Energy Office, more commonly known as the GEO building, was commissioned in 2007.
Industry and Public Experiencing Green Building
The GEO building is MGTC’s headquarters in Bangi, about 40km south of Kuala Lumpur. Located on a five-acre site, the building is designed to be exceptionally energy efficient, with a building energy index (BEI) of 65Wh/m2/year as compared to the norm of 250-300kWh/m2/year for conventional office buildings in Kuala Lumpur.
MGTC has hosted visitors from ministries, foreign delegations and green technology organisations to showcase Malaysia’s green building technology. The tour programme is also open to members of the public. MGTC’s headquarters in Bangi is designed to be exceptionally energy efficient, with a building energy index (BEI) of 65Wh/ m2/year as compared to the norm of 250-300kWh/m2/year
Public Experiencing Electric Mobility
the Government granted MGTC RM5 million for the first phase of rolling out EV charging points across Malaysia, which entailed the installation of 200 charging points in the Peninsular. On 17 August 2016, MGTC introduced ChargEV, its public EV charging station network brand. With the collaboration of Sarawak Energy Berhad, ChargEV has now reached East Malaysia, four stations have been set up in Kuching. 2019, the network of ChargEV stations in the country comprised 300 units.
MGTC and Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s wholly-owned unit TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd (TNBES) to install 100 ChargEV stations at shopping malls and selected 5-star hotels. Installation work is being carried out by TNBES and MGTC’s joint venture company, Tenaga E Mobility Solutions Sdn Bhd, which will also explore potential businesses related to smart mobility.
TNBES Managing Director Dr Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid Ahmad Jaafar and Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change.
Another public engagement strategy is through the promotion of active lifestyle programmes, which is strongly correlated to the adoption of green lifestyles. Activities such as walking and cycling are some of the lifestyle solutions that support the green agenda.
In 2019, MGTC organised the first GreenTech Run to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle by engaging the public on the Government’s green initiatives and promoting products and services by MGTC. The run, taglined “Don’t be mean, just go green!”, attracted around 700 participants.
Winners of the 10km men’s and women’s categories were rewarded with RM500 and a medal, RM300 and a medal and RM200 and medal for first, second and third placing respectively. Those who came in fourth to sixth received RM150 and a medal, while seventh to 10th finishers received RM100 and a medal. All those who completed the run received a medal.