KEMENTERIAN KERJA RAYA MALAYSIA (KKR) BLOCK A AND BLOCK B
Kementerian Kerja Raya Malaysia (KKR)
Kementeriaan Kerja Raya (KKR) is located at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur opposite the new JKR building office. Also called the Ministry of Works, the buildings designated as Block A and Block B houses the Minister and Deputy Ministers of works and their staff. In 2017, as part of the government initiative to reduce energy consumption and to upgrade older government assets, a tender was issued by to upgrade all lighting in Block A and Block B to LED lighting.
The initiative was funded by the government through KeTTHa, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, audited by the Energy Commission (ST). The project was facilitated by the Department of Works (JKR) with the specifications and requirements provided by the Electrical Department in JKR.
10,000 lighting points was upgraded to LED. The challenge was to create a multiple lumen output product not controlled by a centralised dimming system. Each light must have individual controls and are able to manual operated by the tenants. The other concern was that the lighting products must be easily removable without tools but yet made to be used only for the fittings in KKR. Finally JKR understood that this custom made products will require certifications to be run concurrently while delivery and installation was proceeding. The initial mock up and testing created the baseline for the brightness of the product at multiple areas ie: factory setting. Post-installation the maintenance team assisted the tenants in either increasing the brightness or reducing it.
We are heartened to see the efforts and government initiatives in going green and conserving energy. We wish to congratulate KKR and JKR for the successful implementation of LED lighting in this project.