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Facilities management: paths of Malaysia to achieve energy sustainability

Sheau, Ting Low and Mohammed, Abdul Hakim and Weng, Wai Choong and Alias, Buang (2010) Facilities management: paths of Malaysia to achieve energy sustainability. International Journal of Facility Management, 1 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2150-3303

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The world is haunted by sky high energy price and uncertain energy supply. With the ever increasing domestic energy demand but limited reserves, Malaysia that has long claim herself as a petroleum producer would become a net importer in less than 20 years. As buildings are among the major contributors to nation’s total energy usage, the professional of facilities management should take proactive role to manage building’s energy usage effectively and efficiently. The discussion in this paper focuses on four new dimensions of facilities management in managing energy: exploring alternative energy resources, embracing energy policies, implementing energy management and improving energy awareness and energy-use behavior. This paper endeavors to be a catalyst to alert the nation as well as the world on how the professional of facilities management can contribute a sustainable energy future.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:energy sustainability, energy management, facilities management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering
ID Code:37552
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:14 Apr 2014 04:42
Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 01:50

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