Dr. CHOONG WENG WAI is an Associate Professor in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his Bachelor’s honour degree (Property Management) and PhD (Facilities Management) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is awarded PhD without Master’s degree for his excellent performance in research and academic. He is the recipient of Excellence Award for Contribution towards Sustainability from Royal Institution of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM), the recipient of the Chancellor Award from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, also, a MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Visiting Scholar. He specialises in pro-environmental behaviour, consumer behaviour and marketing research. His research activities are focused on measuring environmental awareness and environmental behaviour and fostering pro environmental behaivour among communities.

Choong has been appointed as the advisor and trainer for the industry and government agencies, such as the advisor for AEMAS Energy Manager Training Course, Accreditation and Certification Committee for the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEP) Malaysia. Since year 2009, he has been involved and appointed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) as the technical committee to establish Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Malaysia and has been appointed as team leader by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the development of Environmental Performance Index for Vietnam, in the year 2015 and 2016.

Choong is a Registered Valuer, a Registered Estate Agent and a Registered Property Manager from BOVAEP. Also, he is a certified Electrical Energy Manager (PTE-0078-2013), a Certified Energy Manager (MGTC/CEM/2/003) by ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme, a certified Green Building Index (GBI) Facilitator (GBIF/670), a member of Royal Institute of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM), Malaysian Association of Facilities Management (MAFM), member of Malaysian Association of Professional Property Managers (MAPPM), and a member of Malaysia Energy Professional Association (MEPA).

His involvement in promoting and creating sustainable lifestyle among Malaysian communities is well recognized and his work has been published in academic journals and interviewed in newspaper, magazine and radio station.



Associate Professor
Head of Facilities Management Research Group (FMRG)
Real Estate Department
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying
Univesiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai Campus, Johor. Malaysia.
Tel: (6)07-5530874, Mobile (6)016-7176819, Email:

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