To support the Malaysia’s National Agenda on climate change and overall emission reduction target, INSTEP has collaborated with TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd (TNBES) to reduce energy consumption and costs via the CAPEXLESS High Efficiency Equipment implementation. The MAGELLAN project is piloted at INSTEP and involves retrofitting light emitting diode (LED) and high mast lighting in its non-process areas. By doing so, INSTEP is expected to save approximately 407,880 kWh per year of energy consumption, thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 283 tonnes.
The PETRONAS New Leadership Campus Project team is responding to the pledge towards a sustainable future, starting with its main construction site office, also known as The Cubic. The project’s aspiration to achieve double-platinum certification by Green Building Index (GBI) and LEED USA resonate strongly with the PETRONAS Sustainability Agenda. The journey towards Platinum certification is further solidified by unlocking another milestone through achieving the Platinum at Design Stage by GBI Accreditation Panel.
Sustainable building features are embedded in the thought design of The Cubic. It is built with refurbished intersected container cabins to facilitate air movements and equipped with Photovoltaic Solar Panels, which can cater to the energy demand of 73 KWp. In partnership with VERITAS, a multi-disciplinary architectural design firm, structures such as the workstations are outfitted with salvaged and reused items and materials. The Cubic is also equipped with a rainwater harvesting system for lavatory and irrigation usage.
Sustainability efforts are also incorporated into the scope of works, such as the emphasis on “3R – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” on materials used, communications of grievance procedures in various languages to workers, engaging with the local community on the operation of canteens, and also engaging in sporting activities with consultants and contractors.
The purpose of the Campus is to “Inspire Leaders to Grow.” With featured spaces that encourage social collaborations and innovative learning experience in support of PETRONAS work culture. It also embodies the sustainability essence in support of PETRONAS Sustainability Agenda.
Apart from bolstering fish stocks and sustaining the livelihoods for local fishermen, the BEACON project also aims to educate the general public on the importance of preserving biodiversity. This is done through programmes such as reef cleaning and regular beach clean–ups with stakeholders and local communities.
Set up in 2013, EEC is the first environmental centre on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It features displays, exhibits and information relating to the Kerteh River ecosystem. A collaboration with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), EEC has become a popular venue for researchers as well as university students undergoing internship. In 2019, over 4,000 visitors have participated in our initiative to plant over 6,000 trees covering an area spanning 2,500 sqm along Sungai Kerteh, Terengganu.