11:30pm - 2pm
4th July 2019
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04-07-2019 11:30 AM
GBI 10th Anniversary + Launch of Greening Malaysia
GBI is developed by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM). It is a profession driven initiative to lead the Malaysian property towards becoming more environment-friendly.
Green Building Index (GBI) was launched on 21 st May 2009, is Malaysia’s green rating tool for buildings and townships, created to promote sustainability in the built-environment and raise awareness of environmental issues amongst Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors as well as the Public, so that we can look forward to a brighter and greener future for generations to come.
The GBI rating tool provides the opportunity for developers and building owners to design and construct green, sustainable buildings that can provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery for their projects and reduce our impact on the environment. In this 10 years’ period, GBI has successfully introduced 18 tools, developed and enhanced to address the sustainability requirements and to ensuring that these standards are also internationally recognised.
GBI is developed specifically for the Malaysian-tropical climate, environmental and developmental context, cultural and social needs and is created to define green buildings by establishing a common language and standard of measurement; promote integrated, whole-building designs that provides a better environment for all; recognize and reward environmental leadership; transform the built-environment to reduce its negative environmental impact; and ensure new buildings remain relevant in the future and existing buildings are refurbished and upgraded to improve the overall quality of our building stock
GBI is certified by independent practising professionals who are knowledgeable about sustainability, green buildings and the GBI tools.
Buildings are awarded GBI rating –Platinum, Gold, Silver or Certified –depending on the scores achieved based on six (6) key criteria:
• ENERGY EFFICIENCY (EE)
• INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (EQ)
• SUSTAINABLE SITE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT (SM)
• MATERIALS & RESOURCES (MR)
• WATER EFFICIENCY (WE)
• INNOVATION (IN)
As of February 2019, GBI is proud to announce having received over eight hundred sixty nine (869) applications for registrations and has certified four hundred seventy nine (479) projects, representing approximately 55% of the total submissions. GBI’s 10 th year anniversary also celebrates the achievement of certified buildings totalled over 224 million square feet of Gross Floor Area. This translates to a total CO2 Emission Reduction of approximately 1,049,000 tons per year.
Since its launch in May 2009, GBI has served as the best guide and reference on the development of green buildings in Malaysia. GBI has also gained the reputation of being Malaysia’s International Green Benchmark.
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