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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to add hydroponic farm on rooftop

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has achieved a pioneering subscription to the Green Electricity Tariff (GET), an innovative and transformative program launched by the Malaysian Government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the nation’s largest electricity utility company. This subscription will supply the Centre with renewable electricity.

The GET program was created to empower electricity users across Malaysia to reduce their carbon footprint in electricity consumption. Through this initiative, the Centre can now power its world-class facilities and events with renewable energy resources sourced from solar power plants under Malaysia’s Large-Scale Solar (LSS) Programme and TNB’s hydropower and renewable energy plants.

Notably, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre stands as the first business events venue in Malaysia to be approved for participation in this environmentally conscious initiative. This subscription to GET marks a significant stride towards the Centre’s ambitious commitment to become a net-zero carbon venue by 2030.

The Centre’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets are guided by the 12th Malaysia Plan – Advancing Sustainability, the Net Zero Carbon Emission (NZCE) pledge signed as part of our industry commitment, and the ASM Global Acts, the corporate social responsibility program driven by ASM Global (the Centre is part of ASM’s global network of venues).

John Burke, General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, said, “In line with Malaysia’s sustainability agenda and the guiding principles of our industry and owners, our objective was to shift at least 25% of our energy to renewable sources by 2030, but the subscription to GET has enabled us to do this much more quickly. This is a significant milestone for us, reflecting our continuous commitment to ESG practices and our desire to be one of the sustainability leaders in the business events industry. By subscribing to GET, we have ensured that our clients’ events will be powered by green energy, and we are now working to build on this achievement by hitting our next target, which is to reduce overall power consumption by 25% before 2030.”


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