The Recent Hype in Malaysia: Green Buildings

Citigroup Data Center in Frankfurt

Citigroups’s Data Centre in Frankfurt, Germany. It has been awarded the LEED Platinum rating, the highest possible rating in the LEED program. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

In recent years, Malaysia has been inching towards a greener mindset. There is now a much greater sense of environmental awareness than ever before in the country, though I must admit that it is still at a very humble level if compared to countries like Denmark, Germany, or Japan. In any case, there has been progress over the years and recently the hype is about green buildings. Inspired by green building rating tools such as UK’s BREEAM, USA’s LEED, Japan’s CASBEE, Australia’s GREENSTAR, and Singapore’s GREEN MARK, to name a few, Malaysia introduced its very own Green Building Index (GBI) in early 2009. GBI was jointly developed by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM).

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