Intel Malaysia recognised for energy efficiency, conservation
By Digital News Asia December 9, 2013
- More than 50 energy conservation projects implemented in past two years
- All factory buildings in Penang and Kulim are LEED-certified
MALAYSIA’S Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water recently recognised Intel Malaysia at the inaugural KeTTHA Industry Awards (KIA) 2013 for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency, conservation and cost saving.
KeTTHA is the ministry’s Malay-language acronym. The KeTTHA Energy Sector Awards categories are nominated to recognise efforts made by companies and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the energy industry and demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication to the growth and development of the energy industry, Intel Malaysia said in a statement.
The company was presented with the Energy Efficiency Management Excellence Award (Industry category) by Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water.
“Intel incorporates environmental performance goals throughout its operations, seeking continuous improvements in energy efficiency, emissions reductions, resource conservation and other areas,” said Intel Malaysia managing director Robin Martin.
“In the past two years, we have implemented more than 50 energy conservation projects which reduced energy usage by as much as 28 million kWh,” he said in a statement issued by the company.
“We have also generated very encouraging results in other areas of environmental conservation including water conservation and solid waste recycling. For instance, we saved over 500,000 m3 of fresh water over the past two years thanks to the installation of high efficiency faucets, rain water harvesting and the recycling of water in our cooling tower system,” he added.
Intel Malaysia said all its factory buildings in Penang and Kulim are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, under the Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Category (EBOM).
This internationally-recognised approval from the US Green Building Council verifies the sustainable systems in place and the ‘green’ improvements made to the factory building and operations.
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