Visit Diamond Building, PutraJaya

Visit Diamond Building, PutraJaya

A diverse group of representatives from Greencity International College were welcomed to the Energy Commissions headquarters in PutraJaya on Tuesday morning.

Title : 12th July 2016 (Tuesday)

Date: Visit to Diamond Building

Time: 9.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m

Venue: Putrajaya

The Diamond Building, located in Precint 2, has been a remarkable effort in sustainable building as its philosophical and practical values are use in order to conceptualise an iconic eco office building. Students from Green Building and Green Technology Management in KAGC were accompanied by their lecturers to bring their classrooms to the real world and experience green technology and building in their own eyes.

Lecturers and students from Greencity International College were greeted by representatives the Energy Commissions in the lobby of the Diamond Building, where the morning sunlight was peeking into through the ‘diamond dome’ skylight. The KAGC representatives were taken on an observational tour of their eco building where we were shown how Green Technology is practical, beautiful and most importantly sustainable for our Planet Earth. The details in the green architecture of the Diamond Building can be seen by how much natural sunlight brightens up the building. In fact, The Diamond Building is designed to obtain 50% of its daylight needs from natural lightning. The dome skylight is amongst many natural lighting venues in the building that showcase a laminated tempered glass that can filter and diffuse the daylight to provide glare-free daylight for the office during the day. Energy efficient lighting are also used throughout the building instead of the standard fluorescent tubes.

No detail goes unnoticed in the Energy Commissions HQ in order to help Mother Nature in being an eco-friendly building. The Diamond Building uses natural resources such as rainwater which is harvested for toilet flushing. This along with the manner of plumbing used reduces the water usage by 65%. Consideration is also taken to other factors that have benefits to the environment. Everything to the interior paint, to the carpeting is used with sustainable materials with a low VOC (volatile organic compound) emission.

The precise and thoughtful building designed by NR Architect of Kuala Lumpur has won the top prize in the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) for its energy-efficient structure that consumes one third of the amount of energy of a standard building its size. Also earning platinum ratings in Malaysia Green Building Index and Singapore’s Green Mark program this building does not go unnoticed by the public.

The excursion to HQ has given both students and lecturers alike at Greencity International College a refreshing glimpse at how what they are learning and pursuing can result in an eco-friendly and masterful work of architecture.


Diploma In Green Technology Management


This programme is to train and educate individuals about green technology and environmental industries, in order to develop their versatality. Through an activity oriented course structure, they provide the necessary experience and skills required for individual to enter the job market with confidence.

Graduates with this diploma have various job opportunities ranging from business organisation to the environtmental and green energy industries.


After completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Formulate strategic solutions for decision-making in addressing sustainability issues
  • Understand the importance of management information system in achieving sustainability
  • Apprehend Information System to environmental and economic problems
  • Analyze empirical data to understand energy choices made by policy makers
  • Define management of organizational so that the objectives achieved

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Sijil Pelajaran malaysia (SPM) / O Levels / UEC (5 credits) or equivalent (3 credits)

DURATION: 2 1/2 years

INTAKES: Jan, April,  August & October


  • Waste Management: Theory and Policy
  • Business English
  • Introduction to Green Technology
  • Management
  • Calculus
  • Principals of Management
  • Introduction to Quality Management
  • Principle of Physics
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Quantitative Method
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Basic Accounting
  • Pollution Control
  • Research and Case Methodology
  • Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy
  • Energy
  • Environment and Society
  • Introduction to Environmental History
  • Geotechnology and Earth catastrophes
  • Introduction to Urban Design and Development
  • Engineering and Society
  • Professional Skills
  • Corporate Environmental
  • Management Information System
  • Fundamental of Public Policy
  • Introduction to Building Technology
  • Introduction to Energy Economics
  • Industrial Attachment




  • Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Pengajian Moral/Islam
  • Pengajian Malaysia



This emerging sector offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Graduates are expected to enter careers as:

  • Green technology planner
  • Administrators or managers in green-related companies
  • Coordinators or managers in green-related firms andmanufacturers
  • management personnel in green products or service vendors
  • Environmental engineers
  • Green products facilitators
  • Public relations specialists
  • Industrial engineers
  • Marketing managers
  • Occupational health and safety specialists
  • Management personnel in green companies involving; whole, manufacturing, technical and scientific products
  • Personnel and facilitators in green town planning, energy management and recycling industries.

Diploma In Green Building


The course aims to create professionals that are competent in transforming and managing building designs and construction with green considerations.

Graduates will be equipped with professionalism, knowledge and skills to cater for the lucrative market demands from the perspective of architecture and engineering. The course emphasizes on green building delivery and life cycle which includes strategic planning needs analysis, design review and post-occupancy evaluation.


By completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Introduce the new energy management standard ISO 50001
  • Provide technical knowledge and skills in sustainable Building Services
  • Explain principles of building design, implementation, operation and commissioning
  • Understand the principles and the use of renewable energy sources
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices

ENTRY RWQUIREMENTS:  Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / O Levels / UEC (5 credits) or equivalent (3 credits)

DURATION:  2 1/2 years

INTAKES:  Jan, April,  August & October


  • Business English
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Fundamental of Engineering Economy
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Economy
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • Introduction to Green Buillding
  • Waste Management: Theory and Policy
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Introduction to Building Performance
  • Fundamental of Drafting & CAD
  • Fundamental of Indoor Air Quality
  • Ethics for Built Environment
  • Building Services and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Energy Management
  • Basic Construction Materials &Sustainability
  • 3D Modelling & Construction
  • Fundamental of Geotechnics andGeotechnology
  • Introduction to Value Management iConstruction
  • Fundamentals of Structural System and Design
  • Sustainable Facility Management
  • Basic Occupational Safety and Health
  • Project Management
  • Building Control System
  • HVAC Fundamentals
  • Final Year Project
  • Sanitation Services for Buildings
  • Introduction to Urban Design and Development
  • Industrial Attachment





  • Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Pengajian Moral/Islam
  • Pengajian Malaysia




  • Green building rating tools developers or accreditation members
  • Green building consultants or facilitators
  • Urban or town planners
  • Sustainability system developers
  • Environmental and renewable energy consultants
  • Campaign and event managers
  • Green products managers
  • Landsaping specialists or consultants
  • Holistic passive solar building designers
  • Solar energy engineers or consultants
  • Green buildings architects and engineers
  • Eco-technology specialist and consultants
  • Green construction & building specialists or inspectors
  • Civil engineers