Green building practices advised in Malaysia


The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) asks its 2,000 members to implement green building practices in the daily operations and educate them on the need to create a more sustainable and energy efficient ecosystem.

Datuk Mizanur Rahman Ghani, FMM Environmental Management Committee Chairman, emphasizes the importance the green credential and how it affects brand image. Green building term used here revolves around energy efficiency, resource management including water and materials, as well as building impact reduction during its lifecycle.

The Green Building Index (GBI) has been catalysing the green movement in Malaysia through education on sustainable building practices, according to their Chairman, Ar Von Kok Long. 32 projects were registered with the GBI certification between 2012 and 2015 — 10 out of which have received it. The organization aims to certify 100 green projects over the next five years.


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