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CIMB launches renewable energy financing for SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has partnered with the Sustainable Energy Development Authority to provide sustainable energy financing for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

During his speech at the banking group's The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit today, CIMB Group chief executive officer Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz announced that the financing called "CIMB SME Renewable Energy Financing" covers 100% of the cost of acquiring and installing renewable energy technology for SMEs.

EdgeProp Online

Read more October 01

Penang rewarded for being pioneer in going green

Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin (pix) said RM500,000 will be allocated to the state’s Tech Dome in Komtar to cultivate interest among the young in science and technology.

About RM2 million worth of solar panels will be given to one car park operator here and three schools here as well as the Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP).

The Sun Daily

Read more September 28

Focus on smart sustainable cities

MALAYSIA is home to about 30 million people and Kuala Lumpur is one of the densest cities in East Asia.

It is estimated that 75 per cent of Malaysians are living in cities and 90 per cent will be living within cities in 2050.

New Straits Times Online

Read more August 14

Sarawak Museum Complex to open by end of next year

KUCHING: The new Sarawak Museum Complex, the largest in Malaysia and second largest in Southeast Asia, was handed over today to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Sarawak Museums Department.

PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, which undertook the design-and-build project, handed over the complex in a ceremony witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

New Straits Times Online

Read more August 9

Honda opens Malaysia’s first ‘green’ 3S centre

HONDA Malaysia recently opened its new 3S Centre by Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd in Ipoh (pix), which is certified by Green Building Index (GBI), making it the first car showroom in Malaysia to be awarded with such certification.

The GBI is a “green rating tool” for buildings that is recognised by the industry in Malaysia, aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues and promoting sustainability in the built environment.

The Sun Daily Online

Read more August 6

Penang in solar power push, to start with Chowrasta Market

GEORGE TOWN, July 24 — Penang is turning to solar energy as part of its green agenda and will install solar panels at public facilities across the state, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.

The local government, housing development and town and country planning committee chairman said the initiative would both improve the state’s energy efficiency and reduce its power costs.

Malaymail Online

Read more July 29

Proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act approved by cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The draft of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA) has been presented and approved by the Cabinet about a month ago, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

“The EECA still has to be presented to parliament and the ministry hopes that it will be tabled by the end of this year or next year,” Yeo told the media after the launch of the Greening Malaysia book here today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The Star Online

Read more July 4

Building a greener cityscape

SKYWORLD Development Group bagged the prestigious Top 10 Developer Award at the 2019 BCI Asia Awards.

The award was for SkyWorld’s achievements as a developer with a big impact on the built environment in the property construction industry.

The Star Online

Read more July 03

Dear developers, you can build 'healthy' buildings

More people are clamouring for good air outside but what about indoors? The air in your home or office could be slowly killing you without you knowing it simply because they could be odourless and invisible.

There are many ways one could ensure good indoor air quality and as prevention is better than cure, managing director and editor-in-chief Au Foong Yee urged property developers to take heed of what indoor air quality entails in the planning and design stage of their next projects.

Read more June 29

The next property trend: Building for wellness

KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): The next building and property development trend will be to build for wellness of its inhabitants, said immediate past president of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Ezumi Harzani and chairman of the Green Building Index Sdn Bhd.

In his presentation entitled "Designing for 'Wellness': Fact versus Fallacies" at the Talk on Building for Wellness 2019" organised by in collaboration with Panasonic Malaysia, he said that the green building trend is now slowly giving way by the "wellness" trend.

The Edge Markets

Read more June 26

Sunway Property bags two awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Property, the property arm of Sunway Group, has bagged two awards for its excellence in the real estate industry.

Its township Sunway City KL was the only township honoured at the Malaysia Green Building Council’s (MGBC) “Top 10 Green Buildings of the Decade Awards” during a ceremony held on Saturday, in conjunction with MGBC’s 10th anniversary.

The Edge Markets

Read more June 26

Symbol of progress and dynamism

THE Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) Headquarters in Shah Alam is without a doubt one of the world’s most sustainable commercial office buildings.

And winning the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2019 in the Office Category is a further testament of its commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.

The Star Online

Read more May 31

PNB Project 1194 to be completed after 13-year delay

WHEN completed in 2021, the redeveloped former Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, will comprise a 35-storey office block and 50-storey hotel, and be linked by an elevated walkway to the Kenanga building across the road.

To unlock the full value of the RM1 billion redevelopment, which is about 45% completed, project owner Permodalan Nasional Bhd also plans to extend the walkway to the KLCC-Pavilion link bridge.

The Edge Market

Read more May 28

Looking to the future of building

THE International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (Archidex) is back for its 20th edition, promising to be the largest so far with a 20% increase in exhibition space.

Archidex 2019 will be held from July 3 to 6 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The Star Online

Read more May 27

PUJA holds talk on regional collaboration, green incentives

THE Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei organised a continuous professional development talk on regional collaborative opportunities and green incentives at Betabur Hall, Ministry of Development building yesterday.

Over 60 PUJA Brunei and other stakeholders in the construction industry attend the event conducted by two speakers from the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS).

Borneo Bulletin Online

Read more May 4

Penang sets up climate change plan

GEORGE TOWN: Despite managing its water resources effectively, Penang is facing serious challenges where water security is concerned

The state is said to be vulnerable to climate change with the average temperature in urban areas predicted to rise by 1.5% by 2030.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said as such, Penang has taken the lead by developing Malaysia’s first climate adaptation plan with initiatives on cooling urban areas.

The Star Online

Read more April 28

Chowrasta: Penang oldest market a crowd puller

GEORGE TOWN: If Perak is proud of its iconic Taiping market, Penang can look to its Chowrasta market that boasts as rich a tradition.

The oldest market in Penang, its history can be dated back to the Indian street vendors of the mid-19th century.

New Straits Times

Read more April 19

HSL secures RM300 million bridge contract in Mukah

KUCHING: Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has won a contract via open tendering from the Sarawak Government for the proposed construction of the Batang Paloh Bridge in Mukah, Sarawak.

Borneo Post Online

Read more April 18

Shell Malaysia first to have green retail fuels stations in Asia Pacific

KUCHING: Shell Malaysia yesterday achieved another milestone in its ambition for a greener future by being the first in Asia Pacific's retail fuel industry to be awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification.

Two of its stations, Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught are now recognised as 'green buildings'.

Borneo Post Online

Read more April 4

Dua stesen minyak Shell diiktiraf sebagai 'Bangunan Hijau'

Shell Malaysia telah mencatatkan satu lagi sejarah dengan menjadi industri peruncitan bahan api Asia Pasifik pertama yang menerima anugerah Persijilan Indeks Bangunan Hijau (GBI) semalam. Dua stesen miliknya, Shell Damansara Jaya dan Shell Taman Connaught kini diiktiraf sebagai 'bangunan hijau'.

Dengan pengenalan kategori baharu Peruncitan Bahan Api dalam Indeks Bangunan Hijau, penarafan hijau Malaysia bakal menggalakkan pembinaan dan bangunan mampan, ia sekaligus membuka jalan bagi dunia bahan api untuk memperkenalkan lebih banyak penyelesaian mesra alam di stesennya.


Read more April 3

Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis' pontificate

A dinner reception to mark the sixth anniversary of His Holiness Pope Francis was held at the Vatican Nunciature (Vatican Embassy), March 13.

Representing the Malaysian government was the Honourable Sim Tze Tzin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry of Malaysia who proposed a toast to His Holiness Pope Francis, followed by the playing of the Pontifical Anthem.

Herald Malaysia Online

Read more March 22

Green Building Index course to bring green knowledge to Sarawak

KUCHING: The first Sarawak Green Building Index course will be held at the CIDB Convention Centre Sarawak from tomorrow until Saturday (March 7-9).

Organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) and the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), the course is in support of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg's green initiatives.

Borneo Post Online

Read more March 6

25 amazing homes in Malaysia that embrace nature

The words "open to sky" may need a bit of explanation but once you flip through the pages of The Tropical Malaysian House, the concept becomes much clearer. More importantly, it is one of the key characteristics that define the 25 Malaysian tropical houses featured in the book.

Written by Prof Robert Powell, the book which was launched last month, highlights some of the most innovative residential projects by architects and designers in Malaysia that were completed between 2009 and 2018.

The Star Online

Read more February 25
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