Energy Efficient Retrofit of Buildings

Updated: Apr 26

IEN was invited to give a talk at the Seminar on Awareness Towards Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) on the topic of "ZEB Renovation for Existing Buildings". Apart from presenting tropical case studies of energy efficient building retrofits (both commercial and residential buildings), the presentation also shows the impressive achievement in Denmark of achieving 50% energy savings for the entire building stock. This was achieved through a combination of economic retrofit incentives, environmental taxation and mandatory building energy labelling. It should be possible to achieve something similar in Malaysia - a development that will be accelerated insofar energy pricing follows the 'polluter pays' principle to create a level playing field between energy efficiency and energy supply. The seminar was organised by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and the Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide (JASE-W).