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Buildings going ‘green’ to mitigate global warming

April 26, 2020 HSL Tower is aiming for GBI certification. WHILE the world today is battling environmental issues such as global warming and climate change, some are thinking about playing a role to mitigate the greenhouse effect that is heating up the planet. Some studies show climate change is precipitated by the energy-choices people make, [...]

Sustainability still far from people’s minds

March 20, 2020 When buying a new property, people often consider the price, the condition of the property, the views it offers and so on, but seldom do they ask whether the property is ‘green’ or even energy-efficient. According to the Malaysia Institute of Architects or Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia’s (PAM) Green Building Index (GBI), green [...]

Ignore innovation at builders own peril

February 8, 2020 @ 12:01am LETTERS: Industry 4.0 is a much-talked-about buzzword, referring to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It comprises growing trends in technology such as robots, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, system integration, cybersecurity, augmented reality, automation, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI). The construction industry is starting to see the impact of [...]

Malaysia's International Green Benchmark

WHAT IS THE GREEN BUILDING INDEX?

The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s industry recognised green rating tool for buildings to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness among Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors and the Public about environmental issues and our responsibility to the future generations.

The GBI rating tool provides an opportunity for developers and building owners to design and construct green, sustainable buildings that can provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery for their projects and reduce our impact on the environment.


WHAT WE DO?

What & Why

A Green building focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use energy, water, and materials…

How GBI Works

STAGE 1 Application & Registration Complete and submit the GBI Application Form with…

Organisation

PAM’s architects have over the years been developing and working more and more towards a more sustainable…

FAQ

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Notices

WE Calculator *UPDATED*
Posted on 17 June 2020

We are pleased to inform that our integrated water use and water efficiency WE Calculator has been updated where it covers the revision or simplification of the following:

  1. WE Fittings – Water efficient fittings and fixtures inputs
  2. Landscape – Entries for OUTDOOR (rain event dependent watering) and INDOOR (non-rain event dependent) landscape

You may download the updated WE Calculator from our website.

Please be notified again that all new projects registered from 1st January 2019 onwards will be required to use the WE Calculator to compute all relevant WE criteria credit claims.


BEI ENERGY STAR
Posted on 22 April 2020

The number of stars awarded is based on points scored for EE5 (BEI values) and may, therefore, be applicable to GBI Non-Residential and Industrial projects only.  Kindly refer to the BEI table below.

Bei Energy Star table.


WE Calculator *UPDATED*
Posted on 25 July 2019

We are pleased to inform that our integrated water use and water efficiency WE Calculator has been updated where bugs in Rainwater Harvesting Tank incremental size analysis has been fixed. You may download the updated WE Calculator from our website.

Please be notified again that all new projects registered from 1st January 2019 onwards will be required to use the WE Calculator to compute all relevant WE criteria credit claims.


The Plastic And 3 R Innovation Point
Posted on 12 June 2019
To promote UN Sustainable Development Goals No. 14 and 15, “Life Below Water and Life on Land”, GBI will award credit under IN1 criteria for the provision of innovative drainage filtration system that serves to prevent waste as small as cigarette butts from exiting the development site. The filtration system may be implemented as……(see more)

Request for Proposal – Development of GBI Design Guide Books (Submission Deadline: 1st April 2019 at 12pm)
Posted on 22 February 2018

GBI requires development of GBI Design Guide Books to assist GBI Facilitators, GBI Commissioning Specialist and user to understand the intent of GBI criteria and what are the documentations required for submission. GBI is currently requesting for proposal from interested parties, for the development of GBI Design Guide Books.

The Request for Proposal document can be downloaded here. The document provides background information on the objective and scope of the Request for Proposal (RFP). The document also provides detailed requirements of the proposal. Interested parties are encouraged to submit the proposal and the deadline for submission is 1st April 2019 at 12pm. Please contact the GBI secretariat for further information.


Reduction in Registration Fees for Subsequent RVA Application
Posted on 31 December 2018
GBI is introducing lower registration fees for subsequent renewal (RVA) application to encourage building owners to maintain the sustainability performance of their building. The fees will be applicable to all subsequent renewal projects registered from 1st January 2019 onwards, terms and condition applied. Below is the registration fees table for your reference. You may download the Renewal Application Form from our website.
Size of Project Total GFA (m2) RVA Registration Fees Subsequent RVA Registration Fees
Single Residence Below 1,000 500 500
1,001 – 2000 1,000 500
Small Up to 4,000 2,000 800
Intermediate 4,001 – 10,000 2,500 1000
Medium 10,001 to 30,000 5,000 2000
Large 30,001 – 50,000 8,000 3200
Extra Large 50,001 – 100,000 11,000 4500
Mega Project Above 100,000 15,000
(Flat Rate)
5000
(Flat Rate)

WE Calculator
Posted on 14 September 2018

We are pleased to introduce our integrated water use and water efficiency WE Calculator, a comprehensive software developed by GBI that provides simulations for innovative and creative design solutions for green buildings. You may download both the WE Calculator and its User Guide from our website.

Please be notified that all new projects registered from 1st January 2019 onwards will be required to use the WE Calculator to compute all relevant WE criteria credit claims.


NEW TOOL – GBI NREB: Historic Building Tool
Posted on 29 August 2018
We are pleased to introduce our latest bespoke rating tool: the GBI NREB: Historic Building Tool. Please click here to download the Tool.

BEIT 2018 Software
Posted on 27 July 2018
Please be informed that the BEIT Software has been further upgraded. Please click here for the latest software.

Reduction Factor on the R-Value of Radiant Barrier
Posted on 9 March 2018
Following consensus with the relevant industry players, GBI shall as an interim measure, accept a 20% reduction factor on the R-Value of radiant barrier (both reflective insulation and the air gap) with immediate effect. The Testing Method for the Radiant Barrier shall follow the testing method of MS 2095:2014 or an equivalent standard.

Concrete Utilisation Index (CUI)
Posted on 30 December 2017
GBI continues to recognise innovative design of building structures with optimal use of concrete. However, for projects registered after 1st January 2018, one (1) innovative point will be awarded for CUI of 0.45m3/m2 or less, instead of 0.5m3/m2 previously.

GBI Township Tool Version 2.0 and Reference Guide Version 2.0
Posted on 17 August 2017
Please be informed that the GBI Township Tool and Reference Guide has been upgraded to Version 2.0. Please click here for the latest document. All new Township projects registered after 1st January 2018 will be required to use this version.

Energy Efficient Star Rating (EE Star Rating)
Posted on 9 May 2017
Effective 1st January 2016, GBI Final (CVA) Certificates and GBI Renewal (RVA) Certificates will denote the EE Star Rating (including the BEI/EUI/PUE/SEI values) attained.
Note that EE Star Rating is not applicable to Residential buildings. 0 to 5 EE Stars (with half Star increment) will be awarded based on the GBI score attained for criteria EE5 (or EE4 for ID Tool). A minimum of 1 EE Star is awarded but only if criteria EE1 is scored.

Request for Proposal – Integrated Water Use And Water Efficiency Calculator Software (Deadline extended to 30 November 2016)
Posted on 9 September 2016
GBI is pursuing a new integrated water use and water efficiency calculator software to perform calculations under the Water Efficiency Criteria of the GBI NRNC Tool and its variants. GBI is currently requesting for proposal from interested parties, for the development of the software.
The Request for Proposal document can be downloaded here. The document provides background information on the objective and scope of the Request for Proposal (RFP). The document also provides detailed requirements of the proposal. Interested parties are encouraged to submit the proposal and the deadline for submission is 30th November 2016. Please contact the GBI secretariat for further information.

GBI’s Ruling regarding the Appointment of Project Consultants.
Appointment of GBIF and GBI CxS for the same project:

i) GBIF and PSP/SP can be from the same organisation but must be different individuals.

ii) CxS and PSP/SP cannot be from the same organisation.

iii) GBIF and CxS can be from the same organisation but must be different individuals.


Green Cost Tax Allowance for GBI certified buildings extended to 2020.
Tax Incentive for Tax Allowance (Project)
GBI certified projects are eligible for Investment Tax Allowance (ITA), of 100% of qualifying capital expenditure incurred on green cost from the year of assessment 2013 (date on which the first qualifying capital expenditure incurred is not earlier than 25 October 2013) until the year of assessment 2020. The allowance can be offset against 70% of statutory income in the year of assessment. Unutilised allowances can be carried forward until they are fully absorbed.

GBI Service Providers eligible for Income Tax Incentive.
Tax Incentive for Green Technology Services

Green service providers are eligible for Income Tax Exemption (ITE) of 100% of statutory income from the year of assessment 2013 until the year of assessment 2020.

 

For detail information,, please refer to MIDA’s website: http://www.mida.gov.my/home/tax-incentives-for-green-industry/posts/


Renewal Verification Assessment (RVA) Fees Revision
The RVA fee structure has been revised. Please click here for the revised fees.

NRNC Tool Revision
GBI is planning to upgrade the current NRNC to Version 2.0. We are inviting feedback and suggestion for the development of the new version of the tool via online forum. All interested parties are welcome to register with the GBI secretariat to participate in the forum by 17 April 2016.

CxS CPD Points Requirements
With effect from 2016, it will be compulsory for all registered CxS to achieve 10 CPD points for renewal of registration for 2017.

GBIF CPD Points Requirements
With effect from 2016, it will be compulsory for all registered GBIF to achieve 10 CPD points for renewal of registration for 2017.

REVISION TO EXISTING REQUIREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE TIMBER
Submissions for documents under Materials & Resources (MR) Criteria for Sustainable Timber has been revised as follows:
REQUIREMENTS

Where ≥50% of wood-based materials and products used are appropriately certified. These components include wood materials permanently installed OR purchased for the projects. Timber formwork is excluded from the calculation. Materials must comply with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) OR Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) requirements.

This compliance requirement is applicable to all Green Building Index Rating Tools (except Township Tool).

GBI APPOINTED AS VERIFICATION BODY FOR MYHIJAU MARK
GBI has been appointed by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (green Tech Malaysia as a Verification Body under the MyHijau Mark Program
MyHijau Mark registers certified products, equipment, systems and approved service and systems providers that have been verified by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation to meet local and international environment and ecological standards.

SWCorp: Construction Waste Management
1. List of Registered Construction Waste Management Collector

The list are available from SWCorp website.

2. Garis Panduan Sisa Pepejal Pembinaan di Tapak Bina
You may contact En. Abdul Nazib b. Halid at 03-22459465 or En. Hairul Yusri b. Mohd Zawawi at 03-22459469 to purchase a copy of the guideline.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY BUILDING SECTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT (BSEEP)
GBI in collaboration with BSEEP are pleased to announce a limited offer (funds are limited) of technical assistance to eligible developers/owners and consultants whose projects are registered for GBI certification

Open demo

COVID-19 UPDATE: CONTINUITY PLAN FOR GREENBUILDINGINDEX SDN BHD

Following the Prime Minister’s Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) announcement, Green Building Index (GBI) office will open starting from 19th May 2020. In line with precautionary measures taken by the Malaysian government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of our communities, contingency plans will be in place to further enable the continuation of our services whilst also ensuring the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. READ MORE

Should you require further information or have any additional inquiry related to the matters above, please email us at info@greenbuildingindex.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work together to stem the spread of COVID-19.





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