Implementation of Energy Efficiency (EE) system according to the Green Building Index (GBI): a case study on Panasonic Industrial Devices Semiconductor Malaysia (PIDSCMY)
Chew, Boon Cheong
Syaiful Rizal, Abdul Hamid
Mohd Hafizzudin, Muzaimi
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The implementation of Energy Efficiency (EE) is no more an option but a necessity for every particular industry or sector concern especially for developing country like Malaysia. The building sector which consumes as much as 40 % of the world’s energy, 12 % water and contributes 40% of the waste sent to landfill is a major part of this global problem (GBI Malaysia, 2009). The energy expense and the issues of global warming urge government to come out with many initiatives as an alternative. One of the initiatives is the introduction of Green Building Index (GBI) in the year 2009. In Malaysia, only 69 companies had implemented and utilized GBI in their building while PIDSCMY is the only one in Industrial Existing Building (IEB) category. In this case study, PIDSCMY was selected among the GBI building to investigate how this company has been able to implement EE according to Green Building Assess Criteria (GBIAC), to identify the key factors which influence the implementation of EE and to suggest innovative solutions to the company. Research is focusing on GBI as the GBIAC at PIDSCMY. A series of interview were conducted to collect respondents’ answers, while collected data were analyzed by using mixed method. It is found that the PIDSCMY has implemented almost 70% of the criteria in the GBIAC which is extremely well for the IEB category, with the award of the Best Factory at Melaka for four times (1995, 1996, 1998 & 2001) and Green Factory Award from Panasonic Corporation recently (2012).