March 2020

Resorting to green measures

IF there is any sign that the demand for green buildings is on the rise, it the fact that leading green rating agency Green Building Index Malaysia Sdn Bhd(GBI) has expanded its scope of rating tools to now include sustainable tourism management in Malaysia. Read more

October 2019

CIMB launches renewable energy financing for SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has partnered with the Sustainable Energy Development Authority to provide sustainable energy financing for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). During his speech at the banking group's The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit today, CIMB Group chief executive officer Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz announced that the financing called "CIMB SME Renewable Energy Financing"...

September 2019

Penang rewarded for being pioneer in going green

Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin (pix) said RM500,000 will be allocated to the state’s Tech Dome in Komtar to cultivate interest among the young in science and technology. About RM2 million worth of solar panels will be given to one car park operator here and three schools here as well as the Seberang...

August 2019

Sarawak Museum Complex to open by end of next year

KUCHING: The new Sarawak Museum Complex, the largest in Malaysia and second largest in Southeast Asia, was handed over today to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Sarawak Museums Department. PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, which undertook the design-and-build project, handed over the complex in a ceremony witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk...

Honda opens Malaysia’s first ‘green’ 3S centre

HONDA Malaysia recently opened its new 3S Centre by Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd in Ipoh (pix), which is certified by Green Building Index (GBI), making it the first car showroom in Malaysia to be awarded with such certification. The GBI is a “green rating tool” for buildings that is recognised by the industry in Malaysia, aimed at raising...

July 2019

Penang in solar power push, to start with Chowrasta Market

GEORGE TOWN, July 24 — Penang is turning to solar energy as part of its green agenda and will install solar panels at public facilities across the state, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. The local government, housing development and town and country planning committee chairman said the initiative would both improve the state’s energy efficiency and reduce its power costs. Read...

Proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act approved by cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The draft of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA) has been presented and approved by the Cabinet about a month ago, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. “The EECA still has to be presented to parliament and the ministry hopes that it will be tabled by the end...