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PLASTIC HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS FACING BY THE WORLD

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The largest annual celebration of our environment – World Environment Day & World Ocean Day. This year theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for an environment and healthy ocean. People were encouraged to take a critical look at their own relation to single-use plastic, and make real efforts to break their dependency on disposable plastic. “Every year, more than eight million tons end up in the oceans”, said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. He urged all people to reject single-use plastic items, and warned that growing levels of plastic waste were becoming unmanageable. This year global host for World Environment Day is India. As global hosts, India did more than raise awareness. With an announcement to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, India has effectively set the pace in the global race to beat plastic pollution. This unprecedented and ambitious move against disposable plastic will drastically s…

SMALL STEPS BIG ENERGY SAVING!

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Awareness is a major factor in achieving effective energy saving. Everyone should understand the objective, what the organization needs to achieve to save energy in the building. For example, to achieve a 10% reduction in electricity bills every month. Each staff should be sensitive with any plug or waste that is happening around them. An organisation also should come out with initiatives like campaigns or programs to enhance the knowledge and awareness of the staff. How to practice energy saving? 1 - Adjust the room temperature at 24°C as directed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) and Government. The set point temperature to save energy is between 24°C - 26°C. Lower than this set point will cause air conditioner to work harder and increase energy consumption and electricity bills. How to avoid air conditioner to overwork? 1 - Keep the door and window closed to reduce the indoor air to exit
2 - Use of curtain blind / tinted film window for inclusion of sunlight
3 - Conduct regular ma…

Why it is important to conserve energy - in Malaysia context.

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Here are the biggest reasons why it is important to be energy-conscious and make every effort to conserve our electricity. Conservation can save money where fossil fuels are not a clean source of energy either. Conservation of electrical energy can help to lessen pollution and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. In Malaysia, there are legal requirement for Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulations 2008 – MEPS GreenTech Malaysia and the Sustainable Development Policy.
Government of Malaysia also drives for energy management - Malaysia commitment to reduce intensity of Greenhouse Gas (GHG). According to Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, “It is my dream that one day we can live in a clean, healthy and high-quality environment, where cities, townships and communities are built on the fundamentals of Green Technology” said Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) held at Copenhagen in 2009. It is a commitment …

The BrandLaureate Bumiputera BestBrands Award 2018!

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We are very proud to have received recognition for The BrandLaureate Bumiputera BestBrands Award 2018 Corporate Branding Services in Facilities Management
The award recognise leading Bumiputera brands that have strong brand performance and brand champion in the industry. "I also take this opportunity to express my heartfelt congratulations and a big 👏 to our HARTAWAN. May we continuously flourish and scale up the success leader for many more years to come and always be thankful and humble to the gift of Allah SWT to us."  - Datuk Hj Radzali Hassan, HARTA Group Managing Director.








WHAT IS ENERGY MANAGEMENT?

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We want to save our energy consumption especially electricity at home from higher bill. This is also applying at office where big organization have higher energy consumption. It is so important to save energy in the organisation. Although it often to be neglected, it is most effective way to save energy and reduce cost.
We want to save our energy consumption especially electricity at home from higher bill. This is also applying at office where big organization have higher energy consumption. It is so important to save energy in the organisation. Although it often to be neglected, it is most effective way to save energy and reduce cost.

Energy management involve process of monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy in a building or organisation. Energy management is the use of technology to improve the energy performance of an organisation, this is also to control and reduce energy consumption at your organisation.
The more energy you consume, the greater the energy price increases…

25th International Franchise Exhibition & Conference (FIM 2018)

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FIM2018 will assemble main players in the franchise sector from all around the world to discuss current franchise issues and focusing franchise as a key strategy in developing entrepreneurship in Malaysia especially in retail and service sectors.

HARTA will exhibiting our franchise HARTA Rangers & Harta EMS HQproducts and services. Come and visit us at booth A23 & A34 FIM 2018 this 20th, 21st & 22nd of April 2018 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. See you there!

WHAT IS SICK BUILDING SYNDROME? CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION

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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a sickness caused by being in a building or enclosed space. This syndrome appears to be linked to time spent in a building, where this condition usually affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation.
The causes of SBS is;

Inadequate ventilationHigh levels of dustRooms with poor lightingOutdated computer displays that cause eye strainThe presence of mold or fungusCigarettes smoke - one of the major sources of several VOCsFormaldehyde (mostly found in wood furniture and floors)Asbestos – usually used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a resistant to fireChemicals in the air - cleaning products, paint, adhesive, carpet, upholstery, manufactured wood product and pesticide bring a whole unhealthy host of chemicals into our spaces? We breathe these in every day.Carbon monoxideOzone from the use o…