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Towards a green nation and economy

In the pursuit of sustainable development, policymakers must find a way to strike a balance between economic efficiency and environmental protection.

The Star

Read more November 27

Sabah should lead in Green Buildings: Masidi

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah should take the lead in the Green Building Index (GBI) initiative, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Daily Express

Read more November 13

Individuals can sell electricity to utility companies under RE Act

KUALA LUMPUR: The soon-to-be implemented feed-in-tariff (FiT) mechanism under the Renewable Energy (RE) Act will enable individuals to earn income by selling electricity generated from renewable resources at home.

The Star

Read more November 11

At the forefront of the green revolution

Brazil, a country that is mostly known for its tropical weather and love of football and carnivals, hardly comes to mind when one talks about "green and sustainable living".

The Edge

Read more November 08

Environmentalists -The more you give, the more you get

SHAH ALAM: Environmentalists T. Srinivasa Rao and R. Gnanasekaran from New Delhi, India, who are on their seventh globe-trot-ting expedition to raise awareness on global warming, believe in the importance of giving back.

Star

Read more Sept 06

Go Green at work

IF YOU ARE already taking environmentally friendly steps at home, it is a natural extention to take similar measures at work, both to save energy and to create a healthier workspace environment.

NST

Read more Sept 06

MGBC no to forced use of energy software

The Malaysia Green Building Council(MGBC) is not keen on compulsory use of any software on energy efficiency (EE), which architects and builders in Australia must use if they want to get building permits as part of its climate change programme.

NST

Read more Sept 03

Emphasis on biomass, biogas

PETALING JAYA: Biomass and biogas will be given more opportunity to develop as renewable energy(RE) resources during the first 10 years of the implementation of feedin tariff in Malaysia. This is based on the quotas set for the various....

The Star

Read more Sept 01

A metropolis with best of all worlds

The traditional fear of brain drain may or may not have evaporated.

NST

Read more Sept 01

Banking Goes Green

PETALING JAYA: More banks in Malaysia are going into green technology financing in view of the potential market for environmental business amid surging levels of greenshouse gases.

The Star

Read more Aug 30

iGREET, Cyberjaya's Green Technology Initiative

Cyberview Sdn Bhd, the landowner spearheading the development of Cyberjava, Malaysia's premier cybercity, has organised four monthly iGREET (Information on Green Technology) seminars since the first on May 3,2010. The series is one of its green..

The Edge

Read more Aug 30

Sime Darby, Sunrise to showcase excellence in artful conception

Art has been defined as the process or product of arranging elements in a way to affect the senses and emotions. For instance, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and The Last Supper or Michelangelo's Scenes of Genesis and The Last Judgment are without doubt great pieces of art of the 15th century.....

NST

Read more Aug 20

Green Leases Gaining Ground

As I was brushing up my knowledge on the law and practice of landlord and tenant prior to conducting a workshop on the subject, I came across "green lease", which is a lease of a comercial bulding where both lessors and lessees (or landlords and tenants) covenant to each other to minimise environmental impact in areas such as energy, water and waste.

The Star

Read more July 23

Debate On Green Building Index Fees

Malaysia's own Green Building Index(GBI) was launched in May last year. Initiated by building professionals with initial funding from Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia(ACEM)...

The Edge

Read more Jun 21

Response To Green Technology Financing Scheme Overwhelming

Response to the RM1.5 billion Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTS) has been overwhelming, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said Tuesday.

Bernama

Read more Jun 15

Building Green: Challenges Faced by Engineers

ACCORDING to the United Staes Environmental Protection Agency, green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lifecycle from design...

Jurutera

Read more Jun 01

Working Towards A Greener PJ

In a fast developing city like Petaling Jaya, steps have to be taken to ensure that the city remains green and liveable.

The Star

Read more May 19

Uniform Building By-laws Review to Promote Green Technology

KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry is reviewing the Uniform Building By-Laws in promoting the use of green technologies in buildings to create a more sustainable living environment for homeowners.

The Star

Read more May 17

IGBC Penang- Rules of a Sustainable Built Environment

The elements of the built environment impact the planet's climate and ecology by consuming resources, emitting wastes and displacing natural habitats.

NST

Read more Apr 23

GBI to Launch Rating Tool for Existing Buildings

Albert Einstein once said, "Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted." In our efforts to combat climate change, this seems like an apt reference.

NST

Read more Apr 23

Going Green a Slow Process

Going green is a concept that is going to take a long time to be fully embraced by everyone but it is a future possibility if it is more about financial efficiency or being business savvy rather than purely about saving the environment.

The Star

Read more Apr 14

Govt to replace all bulbs with energy efficient ones by 2014

PUTRAJAYA: The Government will be replacing all existing bulbs with energy efficient ones as part of efforts to reduce carbon intensity by 40% by 2020, said Power, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin.

The Star

Read more March 18

Hot And Bothered

WAHI IT's really hot this Chinese New Year!" This has to be most commonly use- and heard - sentence among Malaysians as they visited their Chinese friends and relatives over the Lunar new year.

The Star

Read more Feb 28

Value of Going Green

Smooth sailing is something we haven't experienced a whole lot of these days, what with the stomach-churning economic storms and lulls we have often found ourselves in. Even if the cause is noble and the intentions honourable, things still have a way of floundering.

NST

Read more Feb 26

How Form Can Equal Function in Building Green

This 82-storey residential and hotel tower in Chicago,illinois, mesmesrises with its sexy curves. But these aren't merely dressing to spice up an otherwise atypical skyscraper.

NST

Read more Feb 26

Chic and Green

What would you do if you had a 50ft by 100ft plot of land that slopes up towards the rear? Most might opt to build a narrow detached single-family house on it. But architect-turned-developer Ben Waechter.

NST

Read more Feb 26

Pioneer Green Cities

PUTRAJAYA: Putrajaya and Cyberjaya will beveloped as pioneering green technology townnships in the "shortest time possible" to reflect the Government's commitment to environmentally-sound and sustainable practices.

The Star

Read more Jan 27

Financial Boost For Green Technology Era

PUTRAJAYA: In keeping with the government's commitment to develop green Technology, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak officially launched the Green Technology Financing Scheme here yesterday.

NST

Read more Jan 27

Rainwater Harvesting Could Be Made Compulsory

PUTRAJAYA: All building, including houses, may be required to install a system to catch rainwater.

NST

Read more Jan 26

Green Roadmap for Cyberjaya

At the Copenhagen Climate Change conference in December, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia was committed to reducing its carbon emissions by up to 40% by 2020.

Star

Read more Jan 25

Malaysia Leads Green Agenda

Our readiness to reduce carbon emission by 40% shows our seriousness in combating climate change.

Star Online

Read more Jan 24

We Must Change Our Habits To Make A Difference

OLD habits die hard but for a greener environment, Malaysia have to learn to reduce their carbon footprint.

NST

Read more Jan 22

Putrajaya, Cyberjaya Aim Low

MALAYSIA is said to be considering the building of its first carbon-neutral city as one of the projects to be undertaken by a joint venture between Abu Dhabi's Masdar and 1Malaysia Development Bhd(1MDB)

NST

Read more Jan 22

City Will Use Wind Energy And Futuristic Travel Pods

MASDAR City is poised to become the world's most sustainable, zero-waste, car-free, carbon-neutral city.

NST

Read more Jan 22

Maintain Goodwill in Middle East, Firms Told

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's visit to the United Arab Emirates have paved the way for materialisation of several planned initiatives between both status, following their increasingly stronger ties with Abu Dhabi...

NST

Read more Jan 20
 
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