Kajang City Council acts now in establishing a more eco-conscious community with better access to affordable and energy-efficient alternatives
Kajang, 14 October 2022 – The Selangor government together with the Selangor Housing and Real Estate Board (LPHS), Kajang City Council (MPKJ), and Synergy Group marks another milestone achieved towards the country’s goal in becoming a carbon-neutral country by 2050 and facilitate the adoption of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices through the “Light Source in Darkness” initiative.
The program targets 12 city councils in Selangor, and anticipates installing LED lights over 8,000 strata buildings. Kajang City Council (MPKj) is the second city council in Selangor to participate in the “Light Source in Darkness” program.
Attending the lighting ceremony at Vista Seri Putra condominiums in Kajang last Thursday, YB. Puan Rodziah, Selangor State Executive Councillor for Housing, Urban Wellbeing and Entrepreneurs Development was joined by YBhg. Dato’ TPr Dr. Juhari bin Ahmad, Executive Director of LPHS and Sr. Shahril Bin Omar, Director of the Commissioner of Buildings (COB) for MPKJ.
“With a zero investment business model and Synergy Group’s game changing LED technology, switching to Synergy’s LED lighting for residential buildings will help to reduce long-term lighting electrical costs and lesser electronic waste. There will be more and more city councils together with JMBs and MCs joining us. It’s time to act now and go green, there is no ‘Plan B’ for climate action, said YB. Puan Rodziah.
“There is no longer a need to change lights frequently and it is a permanent solution to that, costs are lower as lesser purchase is needed and there is no longer any complaints from residents. Happy residents, happy chairman,” said Sr. Shahril Bin Omar, referring to the Chairman of Vista Seri Putra.
“The longer you drag, the more money you will need to waste on monthly expenses to change the defective lights. It is only a minimal monthly fee of 2 – 4% of the building’s total monthly maintenance fee, JMBs and MCs, you should join this initiative without waiting for the annual AGM or calling for an EGM.” he added.
Recent climate changes are changing global climate patterns and Malaysia has definitely not been spared. Weather-related natural disasters such as monsoon season now last longer with heavier rainfall that causes unexpected flash floods which have brought catastrophic consequences to us. What we do right now to help the environment will either create a sustainable future for our future generations or break them. We have to act now and act quickly.