green policy
In a special speech (Wacana Strategik Naib Chancelor) at UMP Pekan Campus on 13 October 2011, in Dewan Auditorium Pekan, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato' Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim announced four Key Result Areas (KRA) as the university's development strategy towards excellence during the five-year period from 2011 to 2015, namely; Enhancement of Academic Quality, Financial Sustainability, Socio-Economic Development, and Rebranding for Strategic Positioning.

Electricity Savings has been identified as Initiative-11 of the second KRA (KRA2 – Financial Sustainability) – it is a vibrant and important area where UMP's operational costs can be made more efficient. Since its establishment, UMP's monthly electricity bills have been growing exorbitantly, mostly due to increased university population as well as increased programmes and activities, but also possibly due to some wasteful consumption. In 2009 (when the Pekan Campus was already in operation) total electricity consumption in both Gambang and Pekan Branches was 15,752,386 kWh, with the electricity bill totaling RM 5.3 million per year. Two years later, in 2011, the electricity consumption escalated to 21,051,341 kWh, with the electricity bill amounting to RM7.376 million. This is an increase of 33.6 percent in consumption, and 39.2 percent in costs over just a two-year period, which if not checked, would escalate even further.

This document forms the UMP's Long-Term Green Campus Blueprint, as requested by the Vice-Chancellor in the 2nd UMP's KRA Monitoring and Coordination Meeting on 17 July 2012 (2.30 – 4.30pm) at the UMP Senate Meeting Room.

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