Seminar By Public Works Department Malaysia                                                                     

         Topic: Energy Benchmarking for Government Buildings in Malaysia towards Green Buildings Certifications

Speaker: Dr.  Norhayati Mat Wajid  

Date: 12 April 2017

Time: 3.10pm - 4.10pm

Venue: Room 2  

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Norhayati was awarded a MARA Scholarship to further study in the United Kingdom. In 1997 she graduated in Bachelor Hons Mechanical Engineering from University of Portsmouth, UK. In 1999, she joined Public Works Department (JKR) as Mechanical Engineer.  
Dr Norhayati now in her 17th year with JKR and during this period, she has served JKR in various capacities. Her experience involving maintenance, design and project monitoring on building services equipment such as HVAC, Fire Fighting, Lift, Hot water Systems and medical equipment in Government Building. 

Dr Norhayati has an extensive range of skills and experience related to low-carbon technologies and sustainable building design. To date her work has focused on advanced air conditioning technologies; most significantly energy audit and energy benchmarking, implementation of energy management system, Energy Performance Contract for Government Buildings. Dr Norhayati also has experience with heat pump technology using a miniature compressor built as regeneration circuit for Thermochemical Heat Storage reactor, modelling solar adsorption storage systems, thermochemical heating and cooling storage system via adsorption and desorption process of composite material. Other areas of expertise include building services design, renewable energy applications (solar PV and solar thermal) and the economic evaluation of sustainable energy technologies. She has extensive experience with building simulation tools such as DesignBuilder and programming platforms such as Engineering Equation Solver.

Her doctoral, working experience and teaching work means she has developed excellent communication, management leadership, presentation, organisation and reporting skills. Dr Norhayati is a Certified Energy Manager under ASEAN Energy Manager Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS).


Residential and commercial building energy consumption accounts 40% of world primary energy consumption. Buildings in Malaysia consume 14.3% of the overall energy, and residential and commercial sectors are consuming 53% of electrical power. Thus, greener initiatives needed to emphasise to reduce the energy consumption hence lower greenhouse gas emission. By far energy benchmarking is becoming standard tools towards analysing energy consumption in the buildings. Government’s building in Malaysia has numerous type of design, applications and areas. Hence, the benchmarking of these building will be uniquely depending on the factors above. This paper is emphasising on developing benchmarking systems for the government building to analyse the energy consumption in the building and promoting the energy saving measures towards green certification of existing Government’s building in Malaysia.

Keywords: Energy Benchmarking, Energy Audits, Energy Saving, Government Buildings, GBI, Ph, MyCREST

    Topic: Energy Management Systems in Government Building in Malaysia 

Speaker: Abdul Murad bin Zainal Abidin, P.E., PhD.

Date: 12 April 2017

Time: 3.10pm - 4.10pm

Venue: Room 2   

Speaker Profile:

Completed Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering at Salford University, UK in 1995. Completed Master’s Degree in Building Services Facilities management in 2003 at Heriot-Watt University, UK. Completed PhD in Building Engineering in 2013 at Loughborough University, UK. Started working as Mechanical Engineer in Mechanical Engineering Branch, Public Works Department Malaysia in 1995. Seconded to the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development in Putrajaya for a year in 2005 till 2006, and involved in monitoring the installation and operation of stand-alone and hybrid solar systems in the rural areas across Malaysia, and auditing the design and installation of tube-wells by contractors.

Came back to PWD and worked in a special team under Director General of PWD in developing the PWD Malaysia Strategic Framework 2007 – 2010 before pursuing the PhD studies. Currently in Mechanical Engineering Branch, Public Works Department Malaysia, involved in conducting energy audits in government buildings, and giving technical advice on energy-efficiency to mechanical design units and other disciplines in the PWD.

Certified Mechanical Engineer with Practicing Certificate, is a Certified Energy Manager under ASEAN Energy Manager Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS) and also a Certified Professional for Measurement and Verification under Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia).


Government of Malaysia has stated sustainability of the quality of life in its National Mission 2016-2020. PWD commitment to the mission is to assist the government agencies in establishing energy management system (EnMS) for their buildings. This paper showcases the efforts taken and the success stories of establishing EnMS in PWD Malaysia; obtaining ISO 50001 certification for PWD Kuala Lumpur Head Office and also establishing EnMS for its other state branches.  Government agencies can accrue the benefits from EnMS from a more sustainable energy performance of assets, to helping to contribute to the national 45% carbon reduction pledge by 2030.

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