Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Launching of Eco Club At Sk Cheras Jaya

Launching of Eco Club At Sk Cheras JayaProgram Jalinan Antarabangsa Teknologi Hijau Dalam Sekolah

Title: Launching of Eco Club
Date: 12th April 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Venue: SK Cheras Jaya, Balakong Selangor

In pursuant to a forum and dialogue between the Minister of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water and Kolej Antarabangsa Greencity on 18th October 2015, concerning the response from our Malaysian community towards the Green Technology, held at Langkawi International Smart Green City (LINTAS) Forum 2015. It is understood that generally, the efforts and steps taken by our Malaysian Government to promote awareness on the importance of green technology in our daily life has never succeeded.

In this regard, the Malaysian Eco Club in cooperation with the Kolej Antarabangsa Greencity and the IRIS Corporation Berhad, on the approval of the Hulu Langat District Education Office, took a proactive measure in nurturing the Green Technology in daily life commencing from Primary School level. Sekolah Kebangsaan Cheras Jaya, Kuala Lumpur was chosen as a pilot school in this programme where a Green Technology based project was created, comprising of 7 work stations:

Recycle Bank Station
This recycling station is meant to be transit center for recycling activities. Recycling materials gathered by student are categorized based in the material type. Student will be given gift as token of appreciation and as motivation for them to be pro-active in recycling. This materials will be sent and sold to recycling center. The income from the materials will be made as funds for school activities.

Renewable Energy Station
Theoretically, bicycles in motion could produce electricity. The faster the bicycles moves, the more electricity is produced. When the bicycles is on the move, the kinetic energy from the pedals is transformed into electricity and will be stored in the battery. Apart from producing energy, cycling can also encourage sports among students.

Green House Station
Unpredictable weather conditions have been the main factor for the development of the green house which acts as shield for vulnerable plants. By applying this technique it can act as a nursery.

Rabbit Farm Station
The rabbit has been chosen as the animal used for the production of fertilizer due to its fast multiplication and waste produced by rabbits is odorless. Besides contributing to the production of fertilizer, rabbits are widely known as tame animal and they can create a good Eco-system for the school environment.

Food Composting Station
‘Takakura’ method is the solution to the problem of kitchen waste because this waste can be recycled into making compost fertilizer. Compost fertilizer is formed from the growth of maggots in soil. The waste is gathered and planted layer by layer in the soil. This waste functions as food for the maggots and the waste produced by the maggots can yield high quality fertilizer.

Aquaphonic Station
Aquaphonic is an evolution from hydroponic. Aquaphonic is widely used in cities in order to solve the issue of land mass. Aquaphonic is a continuous operation mechanism with the method where water is pumped from a fish pond which subsequently reaches the plant. The waste produced by fish in the water pond acts a nutritional fertilizer to boost the growth of the plants. The water travels back to the fish pond after the fertilizer has been absorbed by the plants.

Vertical Garden Station
The concept of vertical garden utilized the idea of planting in used bottles. The bottles are suspended vertically to optimize space. The vertical garden is an initiative to the problem of space for agriculture. However, the types of plants compatible with this method are limited to the plant sizes. The concept of vertical garden is suitable for decoration and as a cooling effect for building.
The students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Cheras Jaya be educate on the basic process in accumulating recyclable materials up to its usages and developing recyclable materials based projects.

The objective of projects as such the above is as a stepping stone for Malaysian community, with a goal that Malaysian community have a better insight on the Green Technology in the next five (5) years, as the current primary school students will eventually step into secondary schools.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ecobuild 2016 By Greencity International College

This exhibition is important for students to gain more information regarding the green building because ECOBUID SEA is the leading exhibition for Southeast Asia construction.
Title: Ecobuild Sea
Date: 13th May 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre

ICW & Ecobuild SEA is the leading exhibition and conference for construction, design and energy in the built environment, attracting 12, 073 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects, contractors, engineers and developers, to local government and major infrastructure clients.

This year Ecobuild SEA has a comprehensive showcase of Sustainable construction products and solutions. Themed “ Driving Productivity in Construction” Hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia and held in conjunction with International Construction Week (ICW) 2016. Ecobuild SEA featured unrivalled conferences and technical seminars involving industry experts, innovators and practitioners. It connects the entire built environment supply chain, helping them to play their part on realising the vision of cleaner, greener and more efficient buildings. It continues to be the meeting place for everyone interested in delivering a sustainable built environment and a better world for us all.

Ecobuild SEA not only does exhibitions, but talks as well. Mr. Hong Kah Wai from Bubble Deck Constructions presented on how Bubble Deck is the Future of Green Construction Technology. BubbleDeck System is a revolutionary construction method by eliminating concrete from the neutral axis of a floor slab that is structurally not performing, as a result dramatically reducing dead weight.
Incorporation of recycled plastic bubbles as void formers allows wider space between columns. Combination of this with a flat slab construction approach spanning in two directions – the slab is connected directly to insitu concrete columns without any beams – produces a wide range of cost and construction benefits. This is just one of the hundreds of examples of green technology and innovation that was presented! There is a whole world of green technology for all of us to explore.
Ecobuild SEA 2016 was a gracious opportunity for our KAGC students to be able to interact with those in the industry and learn more about green technology. Students from the Diploma in Green Building and Diploma in Green Technology Management were involved in the trip and were chaperoned by lecturers Mrs Nurul Izzati Binti Mat Akhir, Ms Asyikin Bt Suratman and Ms Jivitra Balu.

Students studying for the Diploma in Green Building are often have to face the strong critical thinking and know the disciplines of green building. This includes knowing how to cater to the lucrative market demands from the perspective of architecture and engineering. Those in Diploma in Green Technology Management also have to incorporate environmental consideration into business management. An important factor is to be able to formulate strategic solutions in addressing sustainability issues when it comes to urban planning. It is important in DGTM students to be able to understand the functions of science and technology in an organizational role.

Tasked with finding the green technology in all the companies exhibited in the conference, the students displayed excellent communication skills as they interacted with the industry professionals.  Besides exploring for different innovations and ideas, students also scoped out which industry they want to get involved in for their internship in the final year. The EcoBuild SEA experience helps our students understand the elements that goes into green planning and being an energy efficient builder.

With over 700 exhibitors showcasing their newest products and innovations, this as an extremely informative and interesting trip for the students and lecturers alike.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Genting Career Open Day Kolej Antarabangsa Greencity.

Genting Career Open Day
Genting Career Open Day Activity Report 2016

On the 6th of April 2016, Resort World Genting organizes Career Open Day in JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur to promote their resort which currently expanding and transforming itself into a new era of entertainment through the Genting Integrated Resort transformation Plan. In conjunction with this, many colleges participated including Kolej Antarabangsa Greencity.

It as a full day program where a number of participants from different come for this event. The participants from Kolej Antarabangsa Greencity included 4 staffs and 60 students (Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management and SKM) who met in the morning of that day in lobby of the college for registration.

The purpose of this event is in line the opening of SKY Avenue, they are looking for the talent to be part of their organization. They organize this event mainly to target graduated students or final year students from Diploma in Hospitality, Diploma in Culinary or Diploma in Business Administrative to meet with their Award Winning Chef, Sommelier and Mixologist.

During the event, our students get a chance to witness their Award Winning Chef preparing dishes and our students also participate to help their chef to prepare the dishes. Their Sommelier and Mixologist show their skill to our students. Our students are very excited and enjoy learning new things. Their also share their valuable experience and SKY Avenue future development with students. There also had interview section where students who are interested to join them, can fill up the application form and attended the interview which conduct at the event by their Human Resource specialist.

At the end of the activity which was around 4.00pm. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students and lectures who participated in this event. Hopefully this event gives lot of benefits and new experience for the students and the lectures.
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(DHTM Lecturer)