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Sustainable Construction Management

Prepared by mohd safri, nazri & nor farah azura

The practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.

Worldwide, buildings account for nearly 45% of all energy use, 35% of all CO2 production, 80% of all potable water withdrawal, and 50% of materials and resources consumption. (source : Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people. (source : Therefore, The Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) promotes green building techniques. Driven by environmental needs, Green Building Index (GBI) was jointly founded and developed by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) in 2009.






Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems Improve air and water quality

Reduce waste streams

Conserve and restore natural resources


Reduce operating costs

Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services Improve occupant productivity

Optimize life-cycle economic performance


Enhance occupant comfort and health Heighten aesthetic qualities

Minimise strain on local infrastructure Improve overall quality of life

Water Efficiency

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Environmentally Building Material

Green Building Practices

Waste Reduction Indoor Air Quality

Toxic Reduction

Green Building Practices

Behavior of practitioner to adoption Green Building in Malaysia

Replacing the old inefficient thermal power plants with a high efficiency generation technology Industries adopt energy efficiency practices and improving their energy utilization for a commonly used equipment such as fans, motors, pumps, chillers, transformers and aircompressors ZEO integrates the energy efficiency and renewable energy in one working demonstrator building.

Installation and commission of the four solar building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems in ZEO

Construction of LEED (Low energy electron diffraction) building Construction of LEO (Low energy office) Tax exemption for building owners who obtain GBI certificate

Efforts & step taken by government in

Construction of ZEO (Zero energy office)

promoting green buildings in Malaysia

Tax exemption for buyers of buildings with GBI certificate

RM1.5 billion set Construction of Diamond building in Putrajaya up to provide assistance to company dealing with green technology

LEO Building
Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication building in Putrajaya Energy efficiency daylighting Energy efficiency office equipment

Energy efficiency ventilation. Control and sensor

The air in the atrium was cool, despite the bright sunlight from the skylight which was partially covered by automatic blinds. The sensors placed under the glazing detect how much light is to be allowed and activate the blinds appropriately. The offices and worktables are all placed near the glass windows either looking towards the outside of the building or into the atrium. This is to make best use of available daylight.

seventh floor is the lounge area, located in an area where there are no windows. Yet, the colourful area with its sofas and paintings on the wall are brightly illuminated.. The light comes Suruhanjaya Tenaga in Putrajaya (Diamond building) from the roof through a light trough.

ZEO Building
Located at Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor (first completely selfsustainable building in SouthEast Asia) Consuming very little energy from fossil fuels index 250 to 300 kWh/m2/year

Mesiniaga Tower, Subang Jaya

Securities commission, Kuala Lumpur

LEED Building

The letters LEED are an acronym for Low Energy Electron Diffraction. It is used to look at the surface structure of crystals. When a crystal is cut, the atoms near the surface are disturbed. The changes between the near surface atoms and the relative position of the surface can be examined with LEED. The surface is bombarded with low energy electrons and when they are diffracted off the surface, that motion can be observed on a phosphorescent screen.

CIDB together with industrys stakeholders has met up to strategise the green technology and sustainable agenda Established technical committee known as Technical Committee 9 On Good Environmental Practices In The Construction Industries (TC9)

Malaysian green building rating system (Malaysia Green Building Index GBI) has been developed and widely used since 2009
Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), subsidiary of CIDB has set-up product testing facilities to ensure construction materials to be certified as eco-label

Publish Strategic Recommendations for Improving Environmental Practices in Construction Industry

Effort taken by CIDB (Construction

Construction Industry Master Plan 20062015 (CIMP) has been published to chart the way forward for Malaysian construction

Development Board)

Owner / Energy consultant user Architect

Vendors sub-cons

Civil engineer


together to
achieve goal
Contractor Mechanical engineer

Quantity surveyor Landscape architect

Electrical engineer

In order to ensure it is implemented GREEN BUILDING is the practice that must be implemented. Applying it in will give a positive impact on the environment efficiently as possible, courses and exposure to the procedures and informations need to be prepared. Cooperation between the


parties responsible
must exist to ensure it can be implemented smoothly and effectively.