NILAI, Jan 19, 2017 – “Mizan Home” the sole Malaysian entry to the final of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East has been receiving several sponsorships from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) industrial partners.

USIM Vice Chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad stated that the sponsorship is a good kick-start for the project.

He added that the sponsorships were in the form of monetary funding, expertise, and materials used to develop the smart home.

“The Rumah Mizan smart home will be fully operated on solar power and has to be customized to meet the challenges of heat in summer, dust, and high humidity in Dubai”, said Dato’ Musa.

He was met after attending an high-tea industry networking at Dewan Tuanku Canselor.

USIM’s Mizan Home project has been chosen as one of the 20 finalists to the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) after an official announcement was made by the main organizer, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) December last year.

The Coordinator of the project from Faculty of Architecture Ar Fadli Arabi said, the Mizan Home team has two years to develop the house.

“Rumah Mizan team was given two years to design and build the preserved and sustainable home. Upon completion, each team would be involved in 10 different contests, including evaluation of architectural, engineering for sustainability, and innovation. It is a new experience and a challenge for us to create a home compliance to the concept of clean energy,” he added.

A book entitled “Constructing Home Residential through Islamic Perspectives” was also launched during the event.

The book is a collaboration between USIM lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Shariah and Law, and Faculty of Quran and Sunnah.

It provides guidance on residential constructions according to Islamic perspectives and engineering technology, in accordance to the application of Naqli and Aqli knowledge.

The book, among others, discusses the principles of Islamic home and the elements of safety, privacy, and lighting.

It explains the synergy between Islamic views based on Quran and Hadith and engineering technological approach as a guide and reference to readers, especially to those involved in home construction and development in Malaysia and abroad.

Prepared by:

Noorumaina Mohamed Yunus
Strategic Communication Centre (StraComm)
Level 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
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