Penang now has its first Certifiably Green Sports Complex

Penang now has its first Certifiably Green Sports Complex

A brand-new sports complex in Penang has top-notch facilities, including easier access for the disabled. Better yet, it’s now officially the island’s first sports center that’s fully eco-friendly. The City Sports Complex in Relau, which boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool, 10 badminton courts and two gyms, has been built so as to incorporate…

Property Development Association Agrees to Go Greener

Property Development Association Agrees to Go Greener

When it comes to sustainable building practices, Malaysia hasn’t exactly been a world-leader. Less than 2% of buildings in the country has been rated with a sustainability tool, and many local construction businesses have yet to adopt more environmentally friendly practices of the kind that are already common in neighboring…

Green Building Index Encourages Sustainable Development

Green Building Index Encourages Sustainable Development

In response to increased demand for green building in Malaysia and a national desire to protect the environment, Malaysia has created the Green Building Index, a countrywide standard for sustainable construction. Compiled in 2008, the Green Building Index (GBI) helps developers, construction companies and investors focus in on the most…

The Rise of Green Building in Malaysia

The Rise of Green Building in Malaysia

Sustainable development in Malaysia has been a national focal point for decades. Ever since the forward-thinking Vision 2020 was drafted by Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad in 1991, Malaysia’s governments, businesses and citizens have cherished the thought of the clean, green, fully-developed and unified nation it proposed. Through generous green…