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  WHAT IS A GREEN BUILDING?

A Green building focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impact on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Green Buildings should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on its surroundings.
PTM GEO Building
PTM GEO Building (Image courtesy of Pusat Tenaga Malaysia)


WHY
GREEN BUILDINGS?


A Green building focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impact on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Green Buildings should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on its surroundings.

Green buildings are designed to save energy and resources, recycle materials and minimise the emission of toxic substances throughout its life cycle.
Green buildings harmonise with the local climate, traditions, culture and the surrounding environment.
Green buildings are able to sustain and improve the quality of human life whilst maintaining the capacity of the ecosystem at local and global levels.
Green buildings make efficient use of resources, have significant operational savings and increases workplace productivity.
Building green sends the right message about a company or organisation – that it is well run, responsible, and committed to the future.

 

 


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