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Need To Tackle Building Sector

Almost no country in the workd can hope to achieve carbon dioxide-reduction targets without including the building sector into their plan of action, declared a United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) expert, Dr Arab Hoballah.

The Star

Read more December 15

KL A Bit Greener Now

Malaysia has been ranked 50th by a non-governmental organisation which monitors countries on their initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and implement good climate policies - an improvement from last year's 52nd position.

The Star

Read more December 15

Extremities In Store

Get ready for a warmer Malaysia.

The Star

Read more December 15

Ekonomi Karbon-Rendah Jalan Terakhir Kawal Iklim

Keputusan sidang di Copenhagen penentu cuaca masa depan.

Berita Harian

Read more December 15

Heating Up

IF emissions of greenhouse gases are not curtailed(the "business as usual" scenario), temperatures are projected to hike between 1.1 Celsius and 3.6 Celsius in Peninsular Malaysia and between 1 Celsius and 3.5 Celsius in Sabah and Sarawak by the end of the century.

The Star

Read more December 01

Copenhagen Challenge

The coming climate talks aim to forge a planet-wide deal on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Star

Read more December 01

The Green of Sustainability

THESE days, many companies are making efforts to go green, whether it be planting more trees or finding ways to save electricity and water.

The Star

Read more October 28

More Eyebrows Raised When Companies Don't Engage in CSR

KUALA LUMPUR: With more companies practising corporate social responsibility(CSR) despite the global economic downturn, today "more eyebrows are raised" when businesses buck the trend, says CSR Asia chairman Richard Welford.

The Star

Read more October 28

Govt to Decide on GST Before Year End

It wants to complete detailed study on social impact first.

The Star

Read more October 28

Green Initiatives

In the battle against climate change, Philips calls for energy-efficient lightning solutions.

The Star

Read more October 24

Consumers Pushing Firms To Go Green

THE increasingly affluent Asian consumers who demand for sustainable products and services will push companies to go green, an official at business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said.

The Star

Read more October 24

Construction Sector to Pick Up With New Projects

The improvement in the economy has lifted the construction industry gradually and this growth is expected to pick up, going forward, especially with the expected flow of new contracts.

The Star

Read more October 24

Bracing for Climate Threat

In the next few months, most of the world's environmentalists will be converging in Copenhagen to push for a global pact on how to deal with carbon emission and the possible impact on climate change.

The Star

Read more October 24

Environs Group Laud Green Perks

ENVIRONMENTAL groups lauded the Government's effort to promote green technology but hoped more initiatives could be taken to reduce the degree of pollution.

greenbuildingindex.org

Read more October 24

GBI Incentives Announced in Budget 2010

To expand the use of green technology, the Government launched the Green Building Index (GBI) on 21 May 2009.

greenbuildingindex.org

Read more October 23

Budget 2010 Speech

INTRODUCING THE SUPPLY BILL(2010) IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT.

greenbuildingindex.org

Read more October 23

Budget 2010 Appendices

TAX INCENTIVES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES TO REGISTER PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS.

greenbuildingindex.org

Read more October 23

The Many Faces of Development

There was a time the builders of our communities only needed to be the one dimensional.

NST

Read more October 16

HR Guru Turns 'Greenheart'

Prof Dr Karl Wagner says our developers can benefit from German technologies in sustainable building.

NST

Read more October 16

PTM GEO Press Release

Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (Malaysia Energy Centre), previously known as ZEO (Zero Energy Office) Building is officially Malaysia's first Green Building Index (GBI) Certified Building.

greenbuildingindex.org

Read more October 12

UNGA Adopts Climate Change-Related Resolutions

Among 34 development-related actions put forward by its Second Committee (Economic and Financial), the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a number of resolutions reflecting the breadth of the Committee's agenda, including consideration of the economic ramifications of climate change, and addressing the need for a more equitable international financial system and to bolster developing countries resilience to financial risk.

itu.intl

Read more September 22

Opportunity to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change is in Your Hands

Climate change, the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the twenty-first century, threatened to rewrite the global equation for development, peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he pressed world leaders to cooperate on a just and scientifically sound solution that strengthened sustainable development and powered green growth for every country.

Climate Summit

Read more September 22

Push for Building Green

A look at how other countries encourage sustainable buildings.

NST

Read more September 18

High Expectations for Economic Boosts

Industry players reveal their green wish list for Budget 2010.

NST

Read more September 18

Wish List for Green Tax Perks in Budget 2010

IN Part 1 of this two-part series yesterday, I made the point that green taxes are both fashionable and essential.

Star

Read more September 08

Green Buildings on New Stamps

KUALA LUMPUR: Three energy-efficient buildings will appear in a special collection of first-day covers by Pos Malaysia to highlight the concern over global warming.

Star

Read more September 08

Mercury Rising

The new millenium has certainly made us aware that we have been witnessing the melting of the glaciers with the average global temperature rising by one degree Celsius.

NST

Read more August 21

Govt Committed to Energy Security

Minister points to renewable energy and energy efficiency as the way forward.

NST

Read more August 21

348 Sentral Pursues GBI, LEED Certifications

MRCB and Gapurna team up to build energy efficient skyscraper.

NST

Read more August 21

GBI Congratulatory Ad

Setting the standards.

The Star

Read more July 24

GBI Setting The Standards Special Focus

Setting the standards.

NST

Read more May 22

GBI Malaysia Green World Ad

The Star

Read more May 21

Forum and Launch of GBI Ad

NST

Read more May 19

Lee's All For Education

"The green movement is a convergence if two different schools" says Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia(PAM) president Lee Chor Wah, inferring sustainability is not only championed by lefty tree huggers but is also a prominent agenda of governments and corporations.

NST

Read more May 08

Carbon Challenge Special Focus

The world's hunger for energy is causing changes to global weather patterns.

The Star

Read more May 05

Serina Hijjas On 'Hijau'

Rome wasn't built in one day, and neither was the Green Building Index(GBI).

NST

Read more April 24

Think Green Special Focus

Revisiting the Basics

NST

Read more April 17

FIABCI on Green Buildings

Oriental Daily

Read more April 09

What Is The Green Building Index Ad

Green Building Index(GBI) is developed by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia(PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia(ACEM).

The Star

Read more April 07

Promoting Green Buildings

An index is now in place in Malaysia to rate such properties.

The Star

Read more April 01

Keep Up With Technological Advances

KUCHING: Players in Sarawak's building industry are urged to create networking among themselves, and with agencies and institutions involved in research and development(RD) to gain new ideas and technologies for the benefit of industry.

Borneo Post

Read more March 27

Green Building Will Be Norm

KUCHING: 'Green building' as environment friendly measure will from now on become a norm in housing estates in Sarawak.

Borneo Post

Read more March 27

Architects Call For Open Traders

KUCHING: The Malaysian Institute of Architects(PAM) wants the government to hold open tenders for all projects in order to stimulate the nation's building industry.

Borneo Post

Read more March 27

Obama Favours Green

United States president-elect Barack Obama's stimulus package - whose size has been talked about as "must be big enough to provide a defibrillator-like jolt" to the economy to achieve his goal of creating or saving 2.5 million jobs in his first two years in office - is reported to emphasise green investments.

The Star

Read more March 01

The Green Team

Although industry players in Malaysia's architecture and engineering sectors have been seeing green for quite sometime, the national architecture association Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia(PAM) only recently made its love for sustainable official by combining forces with Association of Consulting Engineers of Malaysia(ACEM) to introduce the Green Building Index Initiative(GBI), a rating system which ambitiously aims to guide building owners and developers on the right path in terms of designing and constructing sustainable structures which will reduce the nation's carbon footprint.

Blueprint Asia

Read more March 01

Caring For The Environs Is Not A Choice

Australia's Minister for Climate Change and Water applauds the Green Building Index Malaysia.

NST

Read more Jan 10

Health Check for Malaysian Architecture

GREEN is symbolic of spring and new beginnings.

The Star

Read more Jan 04

Going Green In 2009

Malaysia's kicking off the new year in green style: yesterday, we introduced the Green Building Index, similar to the ones that have helped create the environmentally friendly features pictured here.

The Star

Read more Jan 04

Exemplary Green Examples

The management of Singapore's famous riverside entertainment hotspot, Clark Quay, opted to install simple canopies, which are more cost effective than covering walkways with glass and air-conditioning them, says manager Dawn Tan.

The Star

Read more Jan 04
 
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