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On 2nd August, Panasonic Malaysia announced the opening of the new Econation Center in Petaling Jaya, Selangor that showcases various forms of comprehensive solutions from home, building, office, factory to township. As the first eco showroom in the Asia Pacific outside of Japan, the center reinforces Panasonic's commitment to be the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018.
See an exclusive report from Panasonic News Portal's reporter in Malaysia on the event.
What used to be an old house and a barren compound is now a 'beyond sustainable building' equipped with Panasonic's total energy solution - Create, Store, Save and Manage Energy.
The one-of-its-kind 6,000 square-foot center in Malaysia is designed to interact with natural elements such as sunlight (40kWp solar panels fitted on a double roof structure), water (50 cubic metre rain water harvesting system), air (energy efficient air conditioning and quality purification) and earth (green landscaping and reduction of heat reflections). The 24MWh of energy the center can generate per year is akin to a reduction of approximately 12 tons of CO2 emission (or 600 trees being saved per year)!
Dato' Haji Mohamad Roslan Sakiman, the Mayor of Petaling Jaya commented, "This qualifies the building to be classified as Renewable Energy Generative Building and can act as a conceptual Mechanical Green Lung to the township of Petaling Jaya."
Mr. Jeff Lee, Managing Director, Panasonic Malaysia said, "The opening of the Econation Center serves as a platform to showcase, conceptually and physically, the idea of sustainable living and latest green technologies to the Malaysian community and industries. It will also cater to customized tours or events for B2B, B2G, NGOs, community and individuals."
The opening ceremony received extensive coverage from broadcast, print and electronic media. Government leaders and industry experts were also present, including representatives from Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water and the Mayor office.
The Center is open to Trade Industry from Monday till Thursday (10am - 5pm) and to the general public on Friday and Saturday (10am - 5pm). If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur, do drop by the Panasonic Econation Center at No. 70, Jalan 16/1 (Dato' Abu Bakar), 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. It's definitely a sight to behold!
Reported by Azizah Wahid from Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd
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