We are making serious effort towards reducing our carbon footprint and emission of Green House Gases (GHG). Taylor’s University has formed an Effective Energy Management Team and adopted a comprehensive energy conservation programme. Energy audits help us to identify areas for improvement, which are then implemented and monitored for effectiveness. A historical data analysis pertaining to energy consumption at Taylor’s University’s revealed the major energy consumers.

In response to this, we have identified the following areas of focus for our Energy Conservation Action Plan:
1. Current Maximum Demand
On-going monitoring and review of the University’s energy capacity demand is being carried out to identify potential avenues for reduction of the level of maximum usage within a specific time period.
2. Efficient Lighting Programme
  • We are replacing conventional lighting with energy-saving alternatives such as T5 fluorescent and Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures in all the University’s main areas such as all common areas (including staircases, the basement parking garage, corridors and outdoor lighted areas within the campus), classrooms and offices.
  • We are also reducing electricity consumption through turning off lights when they are not needed, including reducing the operating hours of certain stairways and other common areas as well as promoting the use of natural lighting for indoor buildings where feasible.
  • Once the Efficient Lighting Programme is completed, it is anticipated that the savings gained will contribute to about 5% of the total electricity usage.
3. Air Conditioning Efficiency Programme
This is a two-pronged focus area:

  • To ensure continuous maximum operational efficiency of the existing Building Automation System, which guarantees effective air-conditioning control for Blocks A, B, LTs and part of the Library. This will be done through active preventive maintenance.
  • Airflow to Blocks C, D and E are supplied through the energy efficient VRV Air Conditioning System. We are focusing on further improving the system’s energy efficiency through maintaining its operating temperature within a fixed range of 23 to 25 Celsius. In tandem with this, we are also exploring new emerging technologies with even greater efficiency, such as those using the Hydrocarbon Refrigerant system.
  Energy Savings Initiatives

Energy Conservation Opportunity (Eco) Campaign – 2015