Energy and Environmental Sustainability of Malaysian Universities Through Energy Conservation Measures

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  • Tan Woan Wen Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
  • C Palanichamy Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Abstract

Curtin University Malaysia, a significant education service provider in Sarawak state has been identified as one of the foremost electrical energy consumers in the state. Though past studies made on the Curtin campus brought out attainable suggestions, and they were subsequently implemented, still the per capita energy consumption needs to be reduced further. Hence, this situation necessitated an in-depth energy audit to determine how and where the energy is being consumed economically and efficiently or wasted instead. This paper aims at energy conservation measures based on a comprehensive load profile study conducted on the university campus. Based on the findings of the study, cost-effective and time-bound energy conservation tactics are suggested for scheming and controlling Curtin's colossal energy expenses.

Keywords: Energy audit, Measures of conservation, Energy cost and environmental benefits.

JEL Classifications: Q28, Q48, Q58

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.7006

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Author Biographies

Tan Woan Wen, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Research Scholar, Faculty of Engineering

C Palanichamy, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Published

2018-10-28

How to Cite

Woan Wen, T., & Palanichamy, C. (2018). Energy and Environmental Sustainability of Malaysian Universities Through Energy Conservation Measures. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 8(6), 186–195. Retrieved from https://econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/7006

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