Harvesting rainwater: KLCC saves on rainy day...
Harvesting rainwater

KLCC saves on rainy days

Photo: KLCC

Leveraging Malaysia's heavy rainfall as part of its sustainability strategies, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has revealed its newly installed zero-energy rainwater harvesting system, designed by its own team member.

Designed to effectively utilise KLCC's architecture, the gravity-reliant system is composed of four 300-gallon tanks constructed on the venue's rooftop with the potential of harvesting up to 60,000 gallons of rainwater a year. The collected water will primarily be used for day-to-day and post-event housekeeping work, such as cleaning of loading bays and to provide non-chlorinated water to plants.
„This system is one of the many initiatives in achieving our sustainability goals.“
Alan Pryor, general manager KLCC
KLCC's director of facilities, Yugatheeswaran Arjunan, said, "The successful installation of this rainwater harvesting system is the realisation of our long-time dream. When first conceived about ten years ago, our biggest challenges were around cost and energy-efficiency. Our energy manager, Vikneswaran Murgaiah, designed a system that leverages gravitational energy making it not only 100% energy efficient but also cost-friendly, reducing almost 80% of the initial quotation. Since its installation, we have saved 5% of tap-water consumption used for our operational and maintenance activities."

KLCC's general manager, Alan Pryor, said, "This rainwater harvesting system is one of the many initiatives we have rolled out in achieving our sustainability goals that are aligned to the city's developmental strategies, aimed at making Kuala Lumpur a world-class sustainable city."