THANKS to the various energy saving measures taken by PDC Setia Urus, Komtar was crowned as the winner of the Energy Management in Building (Large) Award at the National Energy Awards (NEA) ceremony early this month.
The event was held at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Aug 1.
PDC Setia Urus chief executive officer Datuk Ang Choo Hong said Komtar was chosen as the winner out of 145 entries.
“Using the energy bill of RM10,998,680 in 2016 as a baseline, we recorded a reduction of about 7.38% or RM811,936 for the energy bill in 2017.
“The energy bill was further reduced in 2018, to a total saving of RM2,044,185.61 or 18.59% as compared with 2016,” Ang told a press conference in Komtar today.
The team took home a trophy, certificate and RM40,000 for winning the Energy Management in Building (Large) Award.
Ang said Komtar had stopped the ingress of external air and heat into the building by fixing automatic glass doors and walls in 2016 and 2017.
“Several electrical equipment were upgraded to provide efficient power supply and to reduce power loss.
“The escalators in Komtar were also replaced with the motion sensor escalators between 2016 and 2017 in stages,” he said.
Ang added that several projects to convert power tariffs from B to C1 were completed in the early 2018.
“The conversion had a great positive impact to Komtar’s electricity bills,” he said.
Ang also recalled Komtar winning a one Diamond rating for the Low Carbon Building category, awarded by Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) early this year.
SEDA Malaysia did an assessment on Komtar’s energy bill savings for the year 2017, with reference to 2016 as the baseline data.
Ang said that Komtar would also be competing in the South East Asia Energy Award later this year in Bangkok, Thailand.
Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng congratulated the PDC Setia Urus for their success.
Story by Christopher Tan
Pix by Alvie Cheng