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BUILDING GRADING

By:

Nusaibah Roslan

MSC MSC STATUS STATUS

MSC MSC STATUS STATUS

MSC Malaysia Status

Definition:

MSC Malaysia status is recognition by the Government of Malaysia through the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance their products and services.

It is also a mark of world-class service and achievement and your passport and gateway to a host of privileges granted by the Government of Malaysia to the business entities

MSC Malaysia status is awarded to 3 types of business entities, each with a set of different application criteria and guidelines. The qualifying business entities are:-

  • 1. Private limited companies (i.e. Sendirian Berhad)

  • 2. Institutions of Higher Learning

MSC Malaysia Status Eligibility Criteria

Provider/Developer and/or heavy user of multimedia products and services

Employ a substantial number of knowledge workers

Strong value proposition specifying how operations will contribute to the development of MSC Malaysia

Establish separate legal entity for MSC-qualifying activities

Comply with environmental guidelines

The Key Benefits of MSC Status For Companies

Pioneer status - With your MSC qualification your company will obtain pioneer status, meaning there will be no taxing on statutory income for an initial period of five years.

Investment tax allowance - MSC status companies enjoy 100% investment tax allowance.

R&D grant eligibility - Once status is obtained, your company will be eligible for R&D grants.

No internet censorship - MSC status companies will not be censored in any way on the internet by the government.

The Key Benefits of MSC Status For Companies cont.

Duty Free Importation - Once your status has been obtained, any importation of multimedia equipment will be fully duty free.

Funds and Loans - MSC status companies enjoy the freedom to source capital and borrow funds globally.

IT and infrastructure - Companies with MSC status receive physical and IT infrastructure support from the Malaysian government.

GBI GBI STATUS STATUS

GBI GBI STATUS STATUS

WHAT IS A GREEN

BUILDING?

A Green building focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impact on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Green Buildings should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on its surroundings

6 MAIN CRITERIAS

Energy Efficiency Indoor Environment Quality

Sustainable Site Planning & Management

Materials & Resources Water Efficiency Innovation.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY (EE)

Verification & Maintenance

Design Commissioning

MATERIALS & RESOURCES (MR)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY (EE) • Verification & Maintenance • Design • Commissioning MATERIALS & RESOURCES (MR) •

Reused and Recycled Materials Sustainable Resources Waste Management Green Products

Indoor Environmental QualitY (EQ)

Air Quality Thermal Comfort Lighting, Visual & Acoustic

Comfort Verification

WATER EFFICIENCY (WE)

Water Harvesting & Recycling

Increased Efficiency

SUSTAINABLE SITE PLANNING & Management (SM)

Site Planning Construction Management Transportation Design

INNOVATION (IN)

Innovation in Design & Environmental Design Initiatives

Green Building Index Fa cilitator

BENEFITS OF GOING GBI

GREEN

Investment Tax Allowance (ITA)-tax exemption equivalent to 100% of the additional capital expenditure incurred to obtain the GBI certificate

Import Duty Waiver-stamp duty exemption on instruments on transfer of ownership of such buildings

Sales Tax Waiver

(Subject to ST and PTM validation)

GRADE GRADE

GRADE GRADE AA

GRADE A STATUS

Grade A bracket are brand new or have been recently redeveloped, or experienced a thorough refurbishment. The properties are prestigious and usually occupy prime locations within major cities

Along with the standard of the building itself, Grade A offices will also possess high-quality furnishings, state-of-the-art facilities, and excellent accessibility. The property will be finished in order to compete for premier office users, typically appealing to an international market, and will usually demand rents that are above average for the area.

GRADE A CRITERIA

Building Systems Building Structure Location Parking Ownership Property Management & Services

CRITERIAS

BUILDING SYSTEMS

Power supply Security system

Max waiting time of lifts around 30 seconds

HVAC capacities Modern fire security system

BMS (Building Management System)

HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air- Conditioning)

BUILDING

STRUCTURE

Clear ceiling height 2.7-2.8 m and over

Layout Floor depth Loss factor

Load bearing capacity not less than 400 kg/ m2 and more

Fit-out of common areas and facade finishing

Raised floors Lightning & window grid

LOCATION

Location Transport access

CRITERIAS Cont.

PARKING

Parking type Parking ratio

OWNERSHIP

Single ownership

Transparent ownership structure

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SERVICES

Property management Telecom providers Lobby

Amenities