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CRITERIA OF GREEN BUILDING

1. Energy Commision

This covers how the building’s design deals with the distribution of energy and its
consumption. It states that in order for a building to be considered green in this regard,
it must optimise building orientation, harvesting as much natural light as possible,
minimise solar heat gain, use renewable energy in building services, and ensure
proper testing, commissioning and regular maintenance of its energy use. By
increasing energy efficiency we reduce the wastage of energy and thus use fewer
resources for creating energy, which in turn reduces its carbon footprint.

2. Indoor Environment Quality

The outside environment is not the only thing that influences our health; the
quality of our indoor environment also plays a major role, more so now than
ever before since many people spend a majority of their time indoors. To achieve
a high quality indoor environment, architects must take into account the air
quality, the acoustics, the visual and the thermal comforts. This involves the use
of quality air filtration methods as well as proper ventilation, as well as
sustainable temperature and humidity control. By creating a better indoor
environment with better air quality and temperature control, you can reduce
energy expenditure, decrease your carbon footprint, and also save mon

3. Sustainable Site Planning & Management

Buildings that take into account appropriate sites that have easy access to public
transport, open spaces such as parks, community services and good landscaping, and
proper storm water management show a good amount of sustainable planning and
management. Staying close to public transport encourages residents to use this form
of transportation rather than buying their own vehicle; and having proper parks and
landscaping with greenery and plants promotes a healthy environment and goes a long
way into reducing the carbon footprint.

initiative or method which promotes sustainable living. Builders must also practice proper waste management systems with storage. helps the environment.To obtain the Malaysian GBI certification. Examples are innovations in design. Silver. Recycling water requires less energy compared to pumping new water. . reduces carbon emissions and meets with the objectives set by the green building index (GBI). Depending on the score (out of 100). and creating business and employment. and afterwards for maintenance and running of the facilities. Green buildings and green architecture is the way of the future. It also includes methods such as rain water harvesting and filtration of used water. a building is awarded a rating of: Certified. Materials & Resources A green building is only truly green if it uses environmentally friendly and sustainable materials and resources when being built. collection and re-use of recyclables.4. More green buildings means a more sustainable lifestyle with reduced carbon emissions and a green and healthy environment for everyone. Innovation This criteria is bit more ambiguous as it involves any innovative design. the building has to be reassessed every three years. Gold or Platinum. Water Efficiency This includes using methods through which the building may recycle water and use water saving fittings in their pipes to prevent unnecessary wastage of water. 5. tailoring the building to to respond to local needs. By reusing old materials and recycling you can eliminate the need to create new ones which in turn reduces carbon emissions. everyone wants to play their part and help contribute to the environment in any and every way they can. Reduced energy consumption equals reduced carbon emissions which mean a reduced carbon footprint. We do not have to go far to do our part we can start at home and having a green home is a very good start. 6.

3.4.3.3.4.3. Reduce.3 Sustainable Site Planning & Management 1.4.2 Characteristic of Green Building 1.3 Criteria of Green Building 1.4.3 Recycle 1.0 Introduction 1.3.4 Concept of Reuse. CONTENT Abstract Content 1.4. Recycle and Recovery in Green Building 1.5 Water Efficiency 1.1 Energy Commission 1.1 Reuse 1.1 Definition and concept of Green Building 1.4 Material And Resources 1.3.6 Innovation 1.2 Indoor Environment Quality 1.2 Reduce 1.Recovery .

2. Reduce.4.3 Conclusion .0 Conclusion 3.1 Importance of green building in construction 3.4. Selangor 3.1 Concept of Reuse New LCC Terminal & KLIA 2Sepang.4 Concept of Recovery New LCC Terminal & KLIA 2 Sepang.4. Selangor 2. Selangor 2.2 Difference between green building and conventional building 3.3 Concept of Recycle New LCC Terminal & KLIA 2 Sepang.1 Background of 2. Selangor 2.4 Concept of Reuse.3 Criteria of 2.2 Concept of Reduce New LCC Terminal & KLIA 2 Sepang. Recycle and Recovery 2.4.2 Characteristic of 2.0 Green Building In Malaysia 2.