A total of 13 participants from diverse professional backgrounds (governmental, private, and public sectors) gathered for discussion in addressing the problems and issues in the field of sustainability (in particular energy), recently. The discussion was part of a series of roundtable discussions hosted by the Malaysia Sustainable University Campus Network (MYSUN) MMU Team. Ir. Dr. Azlan Abdul Aziz from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) facilitated the discussion and was assisted by Dr. Chan Kar Hoong from the Faculty of Business (FOB).
This event serves as a locus for exchange and debate between the attendees and the MMU project team in providing input and feedback from which the MYSUN MMU team benefits. The main, albeit not exclusive, is focused on organisational (corporate & public) energy needs, energy auditing, and governmental support (program, initiatives, etc) for sustainability. Importantly, from this session, the team could gather recommendations and identify the areas where the MYSUN MMU team could start to identify, design, and propose strategic and long-term measures to align with the need for green and resilient sustainable energy management. Prof. Ir. Dr. Tan Kim Geok, team leader of MYSUN MMU kicked off this session by enlightening on the ongoing activities and projects as well as future activities under MYSUN.
All of the participants shared their experiences, best practices, and common priorities in their respective institutions. They also discussed the tools and instruments to implement policies and considered challenges as well as steps forward to energy net zero. In brief, all participants agreed that the attitude of the personnel is important to ensure the success of sustainability. Success should come first from within. To ensure the effectiveness of the Energy Management System, full commitment from the management is vital. It was a great and insightful session for everyone.
Well done, MYSUN MMU team!