Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Energy-saving bulbs to be installed in some KK areas

Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs (example)
City Hall has identified some areas in the city to be lit by energy saving bulbs as an alternative to help save on utility bills this year.

Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir said City Hall would gradually start the installation of such bulbs like Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs in a pilot project, to determine its viability. From January-October 2012, initial results of a pilot project in the peninsula with LED bulbs used in 12 government buildings in Putrajaya showed average savings of 10.3 per cent or RM3.5million. Through this measure, it could help the Government save up to RM800 million from the RM2.7 billion it spends annually. However, according to Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, Datuk Seri Peter Chin, the cost of implementing the plan is costly. Madingkir also added that City Hall plans to have multi storey car parks in order to overcome the city's parking space problems. He urged the private sector to come forward and collaborate with City Hall. Currently, the City Hall is in discussion with some parties to construct the multi storey car parks however its execution will not begin this year.


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