Energy efficiency action plan for a public hospital in Malaysia

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Abstract

Sustainable buildings are becoming a focus nowadays because they are cost effective and affect our society and environment. Hospitals, which are categorized as commercial buildings, also aim to become sustainable. Sustainable hospitals hope to provide health facilities to humankind while reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to the environment. In terms of energy consumption, hospitals consume much electricity because of their nonstop operation 24 hours a day. This high electricity consumption leads to high electricity costs and adversely affects the environment. This study examines the electricity usage of a public hospital near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, through a preliminary energy audit. Energy conservation measures (ECMs) are recommended to the hospital to reduce its electricity consumption. The recommended ECMs, namely, unplugging or awareness campaign, replacement of existing personal computers with laptops and regular maintenance and replacement of refrigerators, are expected to achieve a total electricity saving, cost saving and CO2 emission reduction of 429,743.39 kWh/year, RM 152,127.57/year and 296,522.94 kg/year, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalAlam Cipta
Volume12
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Hospital
  • Sustainable Building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Energy efficiency action plan for a public hospital in Malaysia. / Ludin, Norasikin Ahmad; Junedi, Mirratul Mukminah; Affandi, Nurfarhana Alyssa Ahmad; Ibrahim, Mohd Adib; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Teridi, Mohd Asri Mat; Sepeai, Suhaila; Su'ait, Mohd Sukor; Haw, Lim Chin.

In: Alam Cipta, Vol. 12, No. Special Issue 1, 01.01.2019, p. 73-79.

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