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  • Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)
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Date: 17 April 2018 (Wednesday)

Place: MAMPAN, Level 11, Sunway Putra Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Synopsis

Sustainable building design and green building practices have the potential to save energy, save money and improve the quality of human habitat across Malaysia. They can also contribute to water conservation, more efficient use of raw materials, and ecosystem health around the globe. Many experts have singled out the building sector as having the most cost-effective opportunities for reducing carbon emission in fact, many building related opportunities are cost-neutral, or even cost-positive, to the building owner.

These tremendous benefits have made sustainable and green building practices a fast-growing trend and gaining major importance in the Malaysian building industry. Workforce skills and capabilities are essential to realizing the initiatives made by CIDB through many of its programs. Furthermore, it is important to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable and green building, encourage the creation of green projects, and represent the collective interest of each community in a built environment that supports the health and well-being of the public. It is also to foster a deeper adoption of sustainable practices among the building professionals in Malaysia.

SYNOPSIS

Water Efficiency (WE) generally underscores three main areas i.e minimise usage of potable water, reduce wastage and use of alternate source of water. Among these three areas, reduction of portable water has high impact on carbon reduction. Hence WE is set as one of criteria in MyCREST and stipulated in all the three stages of MyCREST certification.

The Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN), a division of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) was pleased to welcome CEEQUAL Ltd verifier to visit their center on Monday 5th June 2017. Mr. Mark Barrett was in Malaysia for the verification of Malaysian pilot studies through CEEQUAL assessment for West Coast Expressway (WCE) and Duta Ulu-Kelang Expressway phase 3 (DUKE 3).

MAMPAN is targeting to develop and promote the use of sustainable infrastructure ratings in Malaysia prior to promoting sustainable construction approaches and practices within construction industries. Mr. Mark spent approximately half an hour for a brief discussion with the CREAM Chief Executive Officer, Ir. Dr. Zuhairi bin Abd Hamid. Then, he was given a tour of the CREAM laboratory and given a briefing on the current work being carried out to promote sustainable infrastructure in Malaysia. 

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