Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre takes next step towards net zero

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John Burke, general manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (sixth from right) with team members highlighting the Centre’s newest milestone.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the first venue in Malaysia to be powered by green energy following a subscription to the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) which will supply the Centre with renewable electricity.

This subscription to GET marks a significant stride towards the Centre’s commitment to become a net-zero carbon venue by 2030 and marks the first venue in Malaysia to be powered by green energy.

The GET Programme is a government initiative to empower electricity users across Malaysia to reduce their carbon footprint in electricity consumption using a mixture of solar, hydropower and renewable energy plants.

“In line with Malaysia’s sustainability agenda and the guiding principles of our industry and owners, our objective was to shift at least 25 per cent of our energy to renewable sources by 2030, but the subscription to GET has enabled us to do this much more quickly,” said John Burke, general manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

“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.”