UTAR wins Schneider's first prize again

Eden Team from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the University of Nottingham beat five other finalists and was announced on 3 May 2013 the champion of Schneider Electric University Challenge 2012 themed 'Go Green in the City' and received a RM8,000 bursary and a certificate of honour for each of its member.

Eden team, comprised two UTAR students Loh Hong Khai and Yong Yew Rong, and Yap Sin Yin from the University of Nottingham, was supervised by Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Yun Seng and lecturer Chua Kein Huat from UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Science.

UTAR three-student team Synergy was the champion of Schneider Electric University Challenge 2011 and UTAR Eco-University trio was the first runner-up of the challenge in 2010.

The winning proposal of Eden Team titled 'Smart Building Solutions' showcased an integrated system that provides clean energy generation with intelligent monitoring and controlling of multiple innovative renewable energy sources in a building.

'Go Green in the City' is a platform for Schneider Electric to raise greater awareness of the importance of energy efficiency amongst youths and urge Malaysians to be creative and innovative in developing solutions to meet the challenges of rising energy consumption and demand.

"Although challenging, it was also a wonderful experience working with the global specialist in energy management throughout this competition.

"We now have a better understanding of energy efficient solutions and how important sustainability is in this day and age," said Eden team leader Loh.

"At Schneider Electric, we hope that the Go Green in the City University Challenge inspires future generations of energy consumers and managers to be aware of the urgency of being energy efficient to contribute to the revolution of energy management in all economic sectors, in an effort to strengthen the sustainable development in Malaysia," said Schneider Electric's Malaysia country president Peter Cave.

The One Team from Universiti Sains Malaysia bagged the first runner-up title with their innovative proposal, 'The One System for Sustainability' while second runner-up, Green Bits Team from Multimedia University presented a case study on 'Data Centre Energy Solutions'.

Eden Team and One Team will represent Malaysia to compete against other winning teams from Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in the East Asia edition of the competition in Jakarta on 15 May 2013.

All smiles, (from left) Yong, Yap and Loh after receiving the Malaysia champion prize from Cave (right)

Malaysia Schneider champion with supervisor Chua, their project and prizes

UTAR champion students with Chua and Ir Dr Lim (right)


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