What We Do: Green Building


 What is Green Building?

A Green Building has features in its construction that can facilitate the improvement or maintenance of the environment it is in as well as aid the productivity and health of the people in it. It aids in mitigating or minimising consumption of the building’s resources which will allow us to achieve better emissions efficiency. While sustainable construction considers the resources used in the building process, Green Building focuses more on assessing the environmental impact of the design and operations of the finished building that will save cost in the long run.


What is Sunway Doing?


Solar Panel Project

In 2018, the University worked on the installation of solar panels on the roof tops of two main university buildings to harvest solar power that currently powers up an older building. The oldest building on the campus was chosen to be the solar powered building because the electricity tariff per kilowatt was the highest @RM0.509 per kilowatt hour; compared to the newer buildings, where the tarrif was only RM0.365 per kilowatt hour. Having installed the solar panels in 2018, the savings made were reflected in the 2019 utility bill. There was a 2% reduction on the total electricity consumption. Find out more about this ongoing project here.


Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture

This program integrates the SDG’s by including a Sustainable Design elective for students to specialize and focus on the area during their undergraduate journey. As it is a Year 1 elective, students are able to and encouraged to take this at any point.


Sustainable Green Building Infrastructure

Throughout the Sunway University building, the use of aluminium and glass is used to Engage the Senses. The building uses low-E glass and aluminium shades to provide natural lighting and visual relief for students and staff, as well as reduce energy costs by paying back the extra cost of glass over seven years.  

In the University’s auditoriums, only thin curved sheets were used for the cladding which is enough to provide rigidity and surface uniformity despite its thinness. The metal is made to look translucent by a play of perforation, detachment and hidden lights, turning the facility into a dynamic space for the connection of minds and people.

Graduate Centre

Energy-efficient building choices can be seen through passive cooling, natural ventilation, natural lighting and built-in UV shielding features.


Rooftop Terrace


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Sunway University’s Futuristic Expansion Plan

Sunway’s implementation of green building designs is reflected in many of our major projects and commitments. In 2019, the University began plans for physical infrastructure expansion to accommodate the next phase of University development with an expected population growth to double by the year…

Sunway University’s State of the Art New Campus for the Future

The year 2015 was a landmark year for Sunway University. In March we opened our brand-new campus building providing approximately 800,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities.