The building is owned by an Energy, Water and Communications Ministry of Malaysia. The Ministry’s low-energy office received the “new and existing category prize” in the 2006 Asean Energy Efficient Buildings and Best Practices competition.
Deputy Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor of Malaysia received the prize during the Asean Energy Awards Ceremony held in Vientiane, Laos on July 27.
A ministry statement said the building, which was commissioned in 2004, was the first government structure to incorporate energy efficient features through an integrated building design process and computer simulation.
Energy savings at the building is 50% compared to buildings without energy efficient features.
The design, construction and monitoring of the building was a joint effort by the Ministry, the Economic Planning Unit and the Danish International Development Assistance.
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