As a key actor in transforming UiTM into a sustainable green campus, UiTM Green Centre (UGC) focuses on six (6) key clusters: Setting and Infrastructure, Waste, Water, Energy and Climate Change, Education and Research and Transportation. Each cluster has its own specific aim in support of the environmental sustainability agenda of the university.

    The university was awarded the 9th place among the 20 institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia in UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2020 (UIGM).

    Setting & Infrastructure

    Setting & Infrastructure


    To increase planted vegetation area in campus 20% - 30% currently to > 40% by 2025.

    Initiatives :
     - Forest Gazette and Green Space Preservation
     - Conservation and Preservation (Replanting Trees)
     - Greening and Shading Approach (Horizontal and Vertical)
     - Smart Tree Planting
     - River Trail Program
     - Program Penanaman Sejuta Pokok@UiTM




    To materialize zero waste campus through sustainable waste management.

    Initiatives :
     - Strengthening 5R Practices
     - Project Tumbler to Reduce Plastic Waste
     - Recycle Waste Collector - Waste to Money
     - Centralized Campus Recycling
     - Organic Waste Compost
     - Policy on No Single Use Plastic in Campus




    To apply sustainable water utilization and management in campus


     - Rain Harvesting System

     - Water Conservation and Recycling Policy

     - Retention Pond (Recreational)

     - Metering for Faucet and Pipe Leaking

    Energy & Climate Change

    Energy & Climate Change


    To improve energy efficiency in campus and optimize campus renewable energy for carbon emission reduction.

    Initiatives :

     - Roof-Top Solar Installation

     - Building Energy Index (BEI) for Premier Building

     - Smart Meters Installation for Energy Efficiency

     - LED Lights Accross Campus and Energy-Efficiency Devices




    To provide centralized knowledge enhancement in materializing green campus.

    Initiatives :

      - Awareness on Greenation@UiTM

     - Roadmap to UiTM Sustainable Green Campus

     - Comprehensive E-handout of SDG in Education

     - Empowering Sustainable Research and Innovation

     - Nurture Campus Green Leaders




    To promote active transportation as a part of campus lifestyle in reducing energy consumption, single occupant vehicle (SOV), commute trip and improving air quality

    Initiatives :

     - Sheltered Pedestrian Pathway

     - Campus Bicycle Lane

     - Efficient Energy Vehicle - E-Scooters@UiTM

     - Central Parking (E-parking)

     - Real-Time Traffic Monitoring System

    Setting & Infrastructure
    Campus setting and infrastructure information provide the basic information of the university commitment towards green environment through sustainability efforts. The aim of this category is to trigger the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campus Shah Alam to provide more space for greenery and in safeguarding environment, as well as developing sustainable energy. This category consists of six (6) indicators such as the ratio of open space area towards total area, area on campus covered in forest, area on campus covered in planted vegetation, area on campus for water absorbance, the total open space area divided by total campus population and the university budget for sustainable effort.
    Energy &Climate Change

    Energy & Climate Change: explores the application of renewable and efficient
    energy in university buildings as well as the level of knowledge about nature and
    energy resources. This is considered the most relevant indicator in the index. It is
    assigned a global weighting of 21% and defined by:

    • Use of energy-efficient appliances (2%)
    • Implementation of intelligent buildings (3%)
    • On-campus renewable energy production (3%)
    • Total Energy Consumption/Campus Population (3%)
    • Renewable energy production/energy consumption (2%)
    • Green Building Implementation Element (3%)
    • Program for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (2%)
    • Total Carbon Footprint/Campus Population (3%)

    Universities should thus take measures to improve their performance in all issues
    related energy and climate change.

    In future, our limited water supply will create a crisis towards the environment. Hence as a responsible citizen, it is important to use the water wisely. To promote awareness, water conservation programs are crucial to alleviate water issues in terms of supply, quality and sustainability. In IU Greenmetrics, water is one of the clusters included to access on the performance indicator on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The measurements include implementation of water conservation program, water recycling program, usage of water efficiency appliances and the consumption of treated water system.

    An insight into University roles in fostering sustainable development through education, research and practices. This is considered the most relevant indicator in the index. It is assigned a global weighting of 18% and defined by:

    The activity of the processing and recycling of waste is a main factor in creating a green campus and sustainable environment. The activities of the University’s staff and students on campus will generate a lot of waste. Therefore, some of the programs and the handling of waste should be one of the University's attention. Related programs on waste management that need to be conducted within the campus ground include recycle activities, reduction of plastic and paper, handling of toxic wastes, treatment of organic and inorganic waste, sewage treatment and formulation of waste disposal policy.
    Transportation provides assistance to economic growth by making accessibility to resources and markets. It also improves quality of life linking persons to employment, health, education, recreation and other amenities. Thus, transportation plays a key role in economic and social development. Nevertheless, it has many spill-over effects such as congestion, safety, pollution and non-renewable resource depletion. Thus, efficacious and sustainable transportation is a key component to well-functioning and civilised societies. Indeed, both developed and developing countries are confronting critical issues in selecting and planning for their future transportation systems when there is a need towards sustainable development that balances accessibility, mobility, protection of human safety and environment, as well as economic growth and social equity.

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    UiTM Green Centre (UGC)

    Pejabat Pembangunan Infrastruktur &
    Infostruktur, Universiti Teknologi MARA,
    40450 Shah Alam, Selangor.

    Tel: (+603) 55211941 / 1922