Thursday 19 May 2022

Malaysia joins World Green Building Council’s net zero initiative

Malaysia joins World Green Building Council’s net zero initiative

Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) is advancing the built environment in the country to achieving 100% net zero carbon by 2050.

It has officially joined World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) global climate action programme, Advancing Net Zero, bringing the total number of participating councils to 30.

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment calls on the building and construction sector to take action to decarbonise the built environment, inspire others to take similar action and to remove barriers to implementation.

It recognises leadership action to reduce the impacts of the sector, which is globally responsible for 36% of energy consumption, 38% of energy related carbon emissions, 50% of resource consumption and expected to double in total footprint by 2060.

MalaysiaGBC has identified activities including corporate and government engagement, providing training and education to increase the capacity for net zero carbon buildings and delivering certification services.

Assoc. Prof. (Ind.) Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, Chairman of the MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score Development Committee said: “The MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score establishes a clear framework for individual building owners, developers and local authorities to strive for carbon neutrality in both their existing buildings and future projects.

“By evaluating the emissions intensity and mitigation efforts of the individual buildings/projects that comprise our built environment, the MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score lays out a definitive path towards our collective Zero Carbon Building future.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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