In a bid to drive sustainable cooling in Malaysia amid the climate crisis, Grundfos has launched an energy-efficient solution for air-conditioning systems that consumes 50 per cent less energy than current conventional cooling systems.
Urbanisation and hot climatic conditions have intensified demand for air conditioning in Malaysia, reaching 1 million units in 2018, an almost 10 per cent increase since 2013.1 This demand is expected to further increase over the coming decades as climate change further drives temperatures up. By 2050, Kuala Lumpur’s average temperature is expected to rise by 2.3 degrees Celsius, while other cities such as Johor Bahru, Putrajaya and Klang may also see a 1.5-1.8 degrees Celsius increase in temperature.2
Recognising the need for sustainable methods of cooling in Malaysian cities, Grundfos has launched its Distributed Pumping System, a first in Malaysia. It is a novel system capable of operating in optimised conditions at any time. This enables significant energy savings over conventional cooling systems that consume high level of energy, consequently contributing to greater carbon emissions, due to issues such as over-pumping to compensate for discrepancies between the chilled water supply and return temperatures, as well as their tendency to run at constant speed and pressure throughout their operations, regardless of fluctuating cooling demands.
With Malaysia’s Paris Agreement pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity of GDP by 45 per cent by 2030 and cut 32 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2020, Grundfos Pumps Sdn. Bhd. forecasts that the demand for distributed pumping systems will increase in the coming years as a result of greater demand for energy efficient solutions.
Leong Chee Khuan, Area Managing Director for South Asia and General Manager for Grundfos Pumps Sdn Bhd said, “Climate change is one of the most pressing and urgent issues today and it is paramount that we, as countries, businesses, and individuals, make a swift transition to carbon friendly solutions in all aspects of life. For tropical countries like Malaysia, where air conditioning is increasingly becoming a daily essential to cope with the hot weather conditions, sustainable cooling is one of the key components in the fight against climate change.
“Sustainability has always been at the core of our business at Grundfos and with the Distributed Pumping System, we aim to help bring Malaysia a step closer to its Paris Agreement goals by helping reduce its energy consumption through cleaner and more energy efficient technologies.”