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Hands Over New Cool Roof to School




25th May, 2010, Kuala LumpurYang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr Zulkurnain Bin Haji Awang, Secretary General to the Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister officially handed over MONIER’s completed first-of-its-kind flagship “Cool School” project with a new MONIER CoolRoof® to SMK Sultan Abdul Samad’s gymnasium hall in Petaling Jaya – the pioneer effort in its Corporate Social Responsibility programme in Malaysia. 

”Malaysia has also felt the influence from this worldwide climate change especially our schools with the on-going heat wave that makes being in school rather hot and uncomfortable,” said
Tan Sri Dr Zulkurnain Bin Haji Awang.


With the recent impact of effects from the global warming phenomena, the influence from this worldwide climate change is impacting the environment we live in today.  The MONIER CoolRoof® system is an affordable solution for every school with no energy and electricity required to keep cool, and above all, no maintenance or running cost.  This solution is tailor-made for the Malaysian tropical weather to cool down the temperatures inside buildings.


“We are very happy that an international company such as MONIER with their globally leading Energy Efficient Roofing Solutions (E3) in Malaysia has not only been created through combined research efforts by Malaysian and European expert innovations to design the CoolRoof ®, but also reached out to embark on their first-ever Cool School CSR initiatives, with their FIRST flagship project with SMK Abdul Samad,” added Tan Sri.


This significant milestone flagship project is an experience to feel the Cool School with its new CoolRoof® system has brought a better environment where students enjoy cooler comfort and greater focus for their activities in the hall.  Witnessed by representatives from the Ministery of Energy, Green Technology and Water, MONIER’s move into energy efficiency roofing solutions is in tandem with Malaysia’s call for the Green technology agenda.


MONIER CoolRoof® is a solution which stops the heat flux coming from the roof and as such cools down the temperature inside the building. This cool solution is the result of years of Research & Development by MONIER from state-of-the-art facilities in Europe and Malaysia.  Supported by World Class roof technology and leading edge roof simulation software, Roof Physics, it was validated that MONIER CoolRoof® reduces the temperature of the home up to 10 degree Celcius* compared to normal roof design under the Malaysian weather conditions.


All these facts translated to a reduction of up to 60%* of air conditioning usage with up to 30%* savings of electricity bills.


In addition to MONIER CoolRoof® that keeps you home cool, MONIER SolarRoof realised even more potential by converting solar energy to household benefits without the need for electricity, keeping the roof water tight performance at it best.


MONIER SolarRoof comprises of two key components: MONIER Solar Water Heating System and MONIER Toplight™. MONIER Solar Water Heating System maximizes the heat from the sun to generate hot water, while MONIER Toplight™, a translucent roof tile illuminates homes with natural sunlight, minimizing the need for artificial light and energy.


MONIER Corporate Social Responisbility (CSR) Initiatives In Malaysia

MONIER has several Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, among them are MONIER’s Cool School Programme and the 1 Roof = 1 Tree Campaign. MONIER’s Cool School Programme is the efforts of MONIER to improve the comfort and the studying environment of Malaysian students via MONIER Energy Efficient Roofing Solutions. MONIER has shortlisted a few schools in Malaysia where the old and deteriorated roofs can be replaced with MONIER CoolRoof®. 

The “1 Roof = 1 Tree” Corporate Social Responsibility programme in Malaysia is a campaign where MONIER invites property developers in Malaysia who are going “green” to plant a tree with every MONIER E3 roof purchased.



With our strong commitment to provide Quality and Innovative Roof Systems, MONIER has received industry recognition in Malaysia – having won numerous awards including:

§         “Best Brands in Roof Systems” from The Brandlaureate Awards 2008, 2009 & 2010

§         2nd Global Award 2010

§         Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2009 organized by Enterprise Asia 2009

§         8th Asia Pacific International Honesty Enterprise – Keris Award 2009

§         Innovation Excellence for Mediterrano® Roof System from The Malaysian Innovation Excellence Award 2008 from the Malaysian Trade & Industry Organization (MTI)


About The MONIER Group:

The Monier Group is the world’s leading provider of building materials for pitched roofs as well as of innovative roof, chimney and ventilation systems with operations in 46 countries on four continents. Decades of experience, a comprehensive product range and trend-setting innovations enable the company to utilize the full potential of roofs in the interests of sustainability – for the benefit of customers as well as present and future generations. In 2009, Monier’s 9,667 employees generated sales of €1.245bn. For more information see: www.monier.com