Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Event: TALK ON “Sustainability in the Built Environment & the Green Building Index”

Date : 17th April 2012 (Tuesday)
Time : 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue : Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, PJ
Speaker : Ir. Chen Thiam Leong


This lecture aims to create awareness and promote a GREEN culture amongst young engineers by leading off with the question – “What does GREEN mean to the Built Environment?” The discourse will proceed to broadly examine the need to go green globally and for us to act likewise locally. Some of the major global trends on GREEN buildings and their Green Rating Systems will be deliberated in conjunction with what we are now doing in Malaysia.


Ir. TL Chen P.Eng, FASHRAE, FIFireE, MACEM Chen has over 30 years experience in the Building Services Industry (local and overseas), and is currently a practicing Consulting Engineer. He is very active in the local engineering fraternity, and serves in various Malaysian Standard writing committees as well as National Steering Committees. Chen regularly presents technical papers in various engineering fields including Energy, Sustainability & Green Issues. In 2006 he was appointed Malaysia’s 1st ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and has since lectured on the topics of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency globally. Currently, he is actively involved in all aspects of the Green Building Index programme and leads the drafting of various GBI rating tools. Chen has served and remains active in the following organizations:- Board Member & Past President of ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter Past President of the Institution of Fire Engineers Malaysia (IFEM); Past President of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM); Advisor to the Malaysian Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Association (MACRA); Council Member & Past President of the Kiwanis down Syndrome Foundation

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