Green Building Index (GBI) was launched in 2009 as an initiative to certify sustainable buildings in Malaysia. With tropical climate and local conditions in mind, the certification criteria and process has been adopted widely. The rating covers energy efficiency, sustainable planning and material use, water savings and so forth.

According to GBI (reported in The Edge 1 April 2013), a total of 389 applications have been registered as of 15 March 2013, where 126 of these are fully certified. The gross floor area certified has surpassed 5 million sq ft in March 2013! This has resulted to at least 200,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent reduction. Well done.

Eco-ideal is venturing into corporate carbon foot printing (reporting) and energy saving services this year. Do call us if you are keen!

 

23 Apr 2013

 

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