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Malaysia is developing in a fast pace and the construction sector contributes around 6% of the country’s GDP per annum.

The major raw material required in the construction industries include cement, concrete, steel and so forth are all carbon emission intensive and contributes to the greenhouse gases emissions in Malaysia.

Globally, government and the construction sector are reviewing the impacts and policies and strategies to minimize the impacts through optimized building design, the use of sustainable energy sources, introducing circular flow of material to reduce raw material extractions and the list goes on.

Eco-Ideal, in association with TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. are currently working with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia to develop the baseline of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from the construction sector in Malaysia, particularly focusing on the raw material supply chains and the emissions during the construction stage. The study will also recommend strategies, including potential incentives and disincentives schemes to reduce GHG emissions in Malaysia.

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