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Malaysian ministry honours Intel for 'green' efforts

AvantiKumar | Dec. 9, 2013
Intel Malaysia's energy conservation track record is recognised at the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water's inaugural KeTTHA 2013 awards event.

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Photo -  (From left) YBhg. Datuk Loo Took Gee, KeTTHA Secretary-General; and YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water present the Energy Efficiency Management Excellence Award  (Industry category) to Robin Martin, Managing Director Intel Malaysia.

 

Semiconductor firm Intel Malaysia's energy conservation track record has won an Energy Efficiency Management Excellence award during the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water's inaugural KeTTHA awards [KIA] 2013 event.

Intel Malaysia's managing director, Robin Martin, said, "In the past two years, we have implemented more than 50 energy conservation projects, which reduced energy usage by as much as 28 million kWh."

"We have also generated very encouraging results in other areas of environmental conservation including water conservation and solid waste recycling," said Martin. "For instance, we saved over 500,000 m3 of fresh water over the past two years thanks to the installation of high efficiency faucets, rain water harvesting and the recycling of water in our cooling tower system."

He said all of Intel's factory buildings in Penang and Kulim bear the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, under the Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Category (EBOM). This is an internationally-recognised approval from the U.S. Green Building Council verifies the sustainable systems in place and the 'green' improvements made to the factory building and operations. The buildings are:

- KM1 facility (Assembly Test Factory and Office) - the first existing Intel factory to have been awarded the (LEED) certification in 2010
- KM2 building (Assembly Test Factory, Laboratory and Office), certified Silver level in 2011.
- This was followed by the certification of Intel Malaysia's KM5 building in April 2013, with a LEED Gold Certification.

Martin said this is a breakthrough achievement as KM5 is the first Assembly, Test and Manufacturing (ATM) factory and the first existing semiconductor factory in Malaysia to be Gold-certified under the EBOM category.

In addition, the PG8 building in Penang, which was built in 1997 with minimal environmental design, became the first legacy ATM factory to be Gold-certified in June 2013. .

Both Intel Penang and Kulim Offices have also received Green Office Certification from the Penang Green Council, he said. "Intel incorporates environmental performance goals throughout its operations, seeking continuous improvements in energy efficiency, emissions reductions, resource conservation and other areas."

Photo (below) - Team Intel (from left ) Tan Joo Shiuh (CS Manager); Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa (Intel SEA Corporate Affairs Director); Amran Md (CAG & Govt Affairs Manager); Robin Martin, Managing Director Intel Malaysia; and Azrena Mahmud (CAG - PR & Marketing Manager).

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