Dr. CHOONG WENG WAI is an Associate Professor at Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is a Registered Valuer, Registered Estate Agent and Registered Property Manager endorsed by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEP) Malaysia and an Accreditation and Certification Committee for the BOVAEP, overseeing the quality assurance of property professional courses in Malaysia and oversea. On top of the real estate professional qualifications, he is a Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM) by Energy Commission, and a certified Green Building Index (GBI) Facilitator, that making him holds Five (5) professional qualifications in UTM.


Choong received his Bachelor’s honour degree (Property Management) and PhD (Facilities Management) from UTM. His contribution in both academic and industrial practices are well recognized.


His research niche focus on behavioral studies and environment, at industrial level, he has been appointed as the team leader by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the development of Environmental Performance Index for Vietnam; Project leader for development of nationwide guidance document and nudge guidelines to conduct effective environmental program for the Department of Malaysia (DOE); Technical committee to establish Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Malaysia by the former Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE); Sub-team leader for the development of Kuala Lumpur Low Carbon Blueprint (community and environmental behaviour part) and recently he is appointed as the co-investigator for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub project at Malaysia.


At university level, he is the Head of the Facilities Management Research Group (FMRG) and the founder of a social-enterprise spin-off company in UTM, focusing on behavior change and cultural insight. His involvement in promoting and creating sustainable lifestyle among Malaysian communities is well recognized and his work has been published in numerous academic journals and interviewed in newspaper, magazine and radio station.


The industry and academic recognize his contribution, which he is the recipient of Excellence Award for Contribution towards Sustainability from Royal Institution of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM) and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Visiting Scholar. At university level, he is a Chancellor Award Recipient, and the finalist of best consultant award.


Associate Professor
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying
Univesiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai Campus, Johor. Malaysia.
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