A Green Pioneer in Malaysia

To mitigate climate change, we identify and monitor the environmental impact of our business activities and facilities and devise measures to improve our energy performance.

One shining example of this approach is Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok, the first green hospital in Malaysia.

Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok broke new ground as the first Green Building Index-certified green hospital in Malaysia. It is the first purpose-built hospital in Malaysia to incorporate green technology and design in its construction and operations to boost patient comfort.

The hospital was runner-up at the ASEAN Energy Awards and National Energy Awards in 2018 and was awarded silver in Malaysia’s Green Building Index.

The hospital boasts green features such as:

Window automation:
Windows are designed to turn off air-conditioning automatically should a patient decide to open the windows for some fresh air

Improved air quality:
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control has been implemented to prevent or minimise exposure of patients to environmental tobacco smoke

Renewable energy:
With solar a source of Malaysia’s renewable energy, a portion of the solar energy we generate is sent to the national electrical grid and sold to Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and a leading utility company in Asia

Water recycling system:
Rejected reverse osmosis water from the haemodialysis system is used to water vegetables and fill up fish tanks at the aquaponics greenhouse. Rainwater and condensate water from the air conditioning system is channelled into storage tanks and subsequently used to irrigate the landscape

Solar water heating:
A solar hot water system is linked to water heaters in the wards

A central garden courtyard provides fresh air, natural light and relaxing scenery for our patients

Electric vehicle (EV) charging system:
Charging stations are available at the car park for electric and hybrid vehicles

Improved insulation:
The use of Eco-Glass for windows and rockwool insulation for the roof helps improve the energy efficiency of the hospital

Variable refrigerant flow air-conditioning system:
The air-conditioning in each room can be controlled independently to accommodate the hospital’s varying occupancy needs