In 2017, UTAR formed Green Campus Committee to raise the environmental awareness among students and staff through understanding environmental issues, sharing information and continuous education, engage in environmental stewardship and to promote sustainable use of the earth’s resources by adopting socially and ecologically responsible practices, and instil environmental responsibility as a corporate goal, recognising that ownership of this responsibility is essential to our environmental future and future generations.
The University launched the Energy Management Policy Statement to set out our aims and goals pertaining energy use and management at the campuses.
This Policy defines the commitment of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman towards the management of resources that seeks to generate sustainable returns while better managing risks and generating sustainable long term value.
The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework for sustainable purchase of goods and services for the University in a timely and cost-effective manner, while minimizing the impact on health and the environment, and deliver community benefits through better selection of products and services in line with the University’s Vision and Mission
The University has implemented the Guidelines for Energy Conservation Infringement to reduce carbon footprints by reducing the energy consumption and improving efficient usage of energy without compromising the comfort and health of the learning environment.
Through the Climate Action Plan, the University is committed and responsible to implement various strategies in teaching, research, student’s activities and university operation to reduce Scope 1-3 GHG emissions and therefor combat the climate change with the collective efforts from our faculty members and students. The following strategies will help the University, the nation and the world move away from negative consequences of fossil fuel burning.
Strategy 1: Improvement in Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Strategy 2: Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System
Strategy 3: Enhancement in Transportation Options
Strategy 4: Recycling and Reduced Waste Streams
Strategy 5: Development of Cutting-Edge Climate Change Related Research and Teaching