What We Do: Energy


What is Sustainable Energy 

Sustainable energy refers to the various ways of using and conserving energy that will not compromise our future’s energy resources. This includes all existing renewable energy as well as the production of safe energy that is universally available.

What is Sunway Doing?


Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), Sunway University

The Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology supports the university’s sustainability efforts by developing nanomaterials-based new technology for sustainable energy. We are involved in the design, development, synthesis and testing of different nanomaterials that will be used to enhance various energy production and storage systems.  

We are led by Distinguished Research Professor Saidur Rahman, who is ranked in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science and was conferred the Highly Cited Researcher Award for the last 8 years in a row. Our goal is to be a leading research centre in nanomaterials, energy efficiency and sustainable energy through innovative research, publications, product development and service to the community both locally and internationally.


Switch Off Turn Off Cool Off Campaign

The purpose of this campaign was to create awareness amongst the staff and students that a concerted effort was needed to reduce energy consumption . The launch was officiated by the Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) – Energy Commission of Malaysia. This initiative is part of the institution’s continuous implementation of energy management programmes to conserve energy and preserve the environment for our future generation.

In 2020, the education sector saved a total of 3,848MWh of energy through initiatives such as replacing T5 fluorescent or CFO bulbs with LEDs, installing motion sensors and installing solar panels.


Energy-star compliant assets

All desktop computers, devices and server devices purchase continue meet appropriate Energy-Star compliance standards for power consumption and support energy-conservation features (Version 6.1 effective September 10 2, 2014). 
Desktop models deployed will have energy-smart saving mode setting enabled, a simple but effective way of energy-conservation. You will notice your PC going into sleep or hibernation mode after a period of inactivity (such as meetings or short discussion).

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