ENERGY PLUS Building Launch

Updated: Sep 12

The 1st Net Zero Energy Building in Malaysia was launched yesterday at UniKL by YB Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. IEN is honoured to be the energy design consultant for this landmark project that points to the building sector's future, namely demonstrating the synergy between energy efficient building design, dynamic energy storage systems and renewable energy systems.



In a World that is transitioning to fluctuating 100% renewable energy production, buildings must increasingly be designed with a flexible demand, the so-called "buildings as batteries" concept.


Some of the key design features of the UniKL Sustainable Energy Living Lab are:

  • Living Lab concept (5 identical rooms for comparative testing of building technologies during ordinary use, which creates an excellent environment for University – Industry collaboration & applied research)

  • Highly energy efficient building design (51% energy savings)

  • Building integrated solar photovoltaics in the roof and on select walls

  • Printed solar panel feature wall (1st in Malaysia) showing the UniKL logo and building name.

  • Dynamic energy storage systems (thermal and electrical)

  • ENERGY PLUS building that produces twice as much energy as it consumes

We wrote the article "Energy Plus Buildings" in the @Green magazine (July - August 2022 issue). The article page 18-19 can be read / downloaded below:



The full @Green magazine is available online at this link: https://einkmedia.com/mag/0254781001661494688


Photos and slides from the building launch below:


The building launch received considerable media coverage, including on Astro Awani television: https://www.astroawani.com/video-terkini/unikl-bmi-berstatus-bangunan-tenaga-sifar-bersih-pertama-1979880


And on the NR Channel TV: https://nrchanneltv.com.my/2022/07/27/unikl-bmi-catat-sejarah-bina-bangunan-tenaga-sifar-bersih-pertama-di-malaysia/


The building will complete by 2023.


For more information, refer to the project page: https://www.ien.com.my/projects/unikl-sustainable-energy-living-lab