KUCHING: Players in Sarawak's building industry are urged to create networking among themselves, and with agencies and institutions involved in research and development(RD) to gain new ideas and technologies for the benefit of industry. Read more
Although industry players in Malaysia's architecture and engineering sectors have been seeing green for quite sometime, the national architecture association Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia(PAM) only recently made its love for sustainable official by combining forces with Association of Consulting Engineers of Malaysia(ACEM) to introduce the Green Building Index Initiative(GBI), a rating system which ambitiously aims to guide building owners and...
United States president-elect Barack Obama's stimulus package - whose size has been talked about as "must be big enough to provide a defibrillator-like jolt" to the economy to achieve his goal of creating or saving 2.5 million jobs in his first two years in office - is reported to emphasise green investments. Read more
We've been lagging behind other countries in terms of design and construction of green buildings, but Malaysia is set to get a boost when it gets its own green rating system for commercial and residential properties in the first half of next year. Read more