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Old March 11th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #21
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there are panels along the highway( for the telephone use). And i hear a minister said the panel is used for cooking water (only?).

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Green conference all set to impart information on sustainable technologies
By Lam Jian Wyn of theedgeproperty.com
Thursday, 11 March 2010 16:36

KUALA LUMPUR: The Green Solution Property Conference 2010, touted as Malaysia's first carbon-neutral real estate conference, will bring together developers and industry professionals, namely architects, project managers, green technology inventors and taxation officers, to share their views on the implications of the green movement.

It also aims to impart information on the sustainable technologies and practices that are currently available and applicable to property developers.

To be held on April 6 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, the conference is organised jointly by the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association of Malaysia (Rehda), non-governmental organisation Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlement Green Technology and Innovation (EAROPH GTi), and Sime Darby Property Bhd.

Speakers at the forum include Malaysian Institute of Archirects council member Dr Tan Loke Mun, Dr Matthias Gelber, Broadway Malyan Singapore director Jason Pomeroy, EAROPH GTi chairman Lincoln Lee, PriceWaterhouseCoopers representative Ng Say Guat, founder and director of C2C Project Managers Sdn Bhd B K Sinha, and head of BREEAM Communities Ed Cotter.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the government’s commitment to reduce green house gas emissions by 40% has prompted it to come up with several initiatives to drive the green technology industry and create awareness on the importance of green technology to mitigate climate change.

“As far as the property sector is concerned, we are talking about green building solutions which cover not only the materials, but also the design and the environment,” said Kong.at a media briefing on the conference on March 11.

Also present at the briefing was Dr Tan, who is an accreditation panel member of GreenBuildingIndex Sdn Bhd. Tan said developers and professionals will have to rethink the way they design their products as consumers are becoming more conscious about energy efficiency while local subsidies may be reduced to raise competitiveness globally.

Rehda Institute director Y K Wong added that carbon neutrality will be significant in the effectiveness of the conference and hoped it will offer a tangible example of what is required from industry professionals.
"It symbolises the plausible future trend in housing, namely going green and reducing carbon emissions in the process," he said.
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Apparently Goldis Tower is very "green"... why?
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Going green with buildings
By THEAN LEE CHENG and TEE LIN SAY
STARBIZWEEK March 13, 2010

Goldis and Ken Holdings believe this is where property development is heading.

THERE was a time some 20 years ago when being green was fashionable. Many felt it was just hype; like most passing fads, it would go away. It did not.

Instead, being green took on different hues. While issues like forest degradation and saving turtles continue to matter, being green has taken on a new persona. It has gone corporate.



GTower’s green rooftop. The grass is irrigated by harvested rain water. Inset: Colin Ng


In the property sector, the green movement is making its mark on buildings. Two current examples are Goldis Bhd’s GTower, a Grade A++ office building in Jalan Tun Razak, and Ken Holdings Bhd’s Ken Bangsar, a serviced apartment on commercial land. Both are commercial developments. And there are others.

GTower comprises an office and executive suites, a 180-room business hotel and a club that caters to its guests and tenants, while Ken Bangsar has over 80 units.

Going green has been an exciting challenge and adventure for Goldis head of corporate investments Colin Ng and Ken Holdings managing director Kenny Tan as it involves not only the hardware but the software as well, such as sourcing for carpets and planter boxes made with recyclable materials.

“We initially wanted to build an energy-efficient building and were advised to just ‘go green’ instead. The effect of this was the cost of glass used tripled, cost of air-conditioning system and lighting went up by a third each,” says Ng.

Says Tan: “A green building always has higher value. This is the trend moving forward for property developers. Caring for the earth is a social responsibility of all parties.”

There are five pillars to satisfy in order to get the coveted Green Mark award. Audits are done every two years. The pillars are:

Energy efficiency

This includes air-conditioning, heating and lighting. Air-conditioning takes up as much as 45% of commercial energy consumption. That part of the building which bears the greater heat from the sun will have more concrete and less glass.

Incidentally, GTower is among the first to use double glaze which traps layers of air in between. This helps reduce noise pollution and heat.

Generally, buildings relying more on natural lighting will use more glass. This means there will be greater usage of air-conditioning. To solve this, GTower advocated the use of an energy-efficient air-conditioning system which includes a chiller plant system.

GTower will also have motion sensors in toilets and staircases. Lights will automatically switch on when sensors are activated by movements in these areas.

Lobby and car parks will have photo sensors. Escalators and lifts will have dual mode systems in which escalators will operate on a slower speed when not in use. For parts of the building that gets direct heat from the sun, less glass is used.

Ng says some of the lighting used is about RM200 a piece compared to non-energy saving ones priced at RM30 a piece.

The company discovered that being green does not stop with the hardware. In order to get recognition from Singapore’s Green Mark scheme, carpets, timber, furniture and its fit-out had to be made from recyclable materials.

For example, its timber deck is made up of timber and 60% rice husk. Some of its planter boxes are made from timber doors recycled by a Chinese company.

The wooden strips on part of its club floor and walls come from the timber deck in Menara Tan & Tan. The buzzword, says Ng, is recycle and reuse.

To reduce heat, the top of roofs will also be landscaped and some walls – or vertical greening – like the one in the lobby, will be embellished with real plants using an irrigation grid-like system from Canada.

Over at Ken Bangsar, its key features includes the orientation and sunshade of the building, the type of paint used, the noise level and water consumption among others.

Putting his engineering knowledge to use, Ken Holdings executive director Sam Tan created an air tunnel in the building’s lobby area to ensure a continuous cool environment.

To save energy, motion sensors are used. As air conditioning makes up the bulk of energy usage in a household, Ken Bangsar used only multi-split inverters for its air conditioners to ensure 60% energy savings.

Water efficiency

Because of the country’s large amount of rainfall, GTower will harvest rain water to irrigate the landscaping and vertical greening. The idea is to reduce the use of potable water for its rooftop gardens. The company will also collect condensate water from its air-conditioning units.

Ng also claims that GTower has water-efficient fittings in toilets, shower and pantries.

Ken Bangsar is the first residential development to provide water closets (WCs) with eco-friendly and water-efficient built-in bidet seat covers. The penthouse units enjoy the luxury of the world’s most technologically advanced WC, the Toto Neorest, chalking up yet another first in the country.

Site and project management

GTower will also be linked to the light rail transit (LRT) line for the convenience of guests, and waste will be recycled. Says Ng: “Our proximity to the LRT is a green factor because we want to encourage our guests to reduce emission of carbon monoxide (CO). Our car parks will have special spaces for hybrid cars.”

Like GTower, Ken Bangsar also boasts extensive landscaping. Right from the start, a sunk cost of RM500,000 was spent building a reinforced concrete wall to cover up two unsightly reservoirs as well as landscape the entire 200 metres along Ken Bangsar.

Indoor environmental quality

Goldis has also installed a system to monitor the level of CO in basement car parks. Once it exceeds a certain level, the system will pump fresh air into the basement car parks. It will also have a system to monitor the carbon dioxide inside the building.

Innovative installations

The Green Mark scheme also looks at other environment-friendly measures such as the use of salt chlorinators in swimming pools, the presence of a recycling corner and various other cooling systems.

Ng says the cost of constructing GTower is marginally higher (15% more) than that of a non-green building. He says if the company had embarked on this project five years ago, the cost would have been lower.

Kenny says developers are initially apprehensive about constructing green buildings as the cost of construction is easily 18% to 20% higher.

Those that spearhead the movement may face challenges, like Ng, who had to source for fittings made from recycled materials from around the world, simply because Malaysia did not have them.

Nevertheless, both companies went into it despite the challenges because they believe this is where the green movement is heading.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #26
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Our country has 2 major source of energy, solar and hydro.
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Bayan Baru folk get EMAS kits

For the environment: PSDC staff giving out the EMAS starter kits to Bayan Baru folk.

ABOUT 1,000 households in Bayan Baru were given free EM (Effective Micro-organism) Activated Solution (EMAS) starter kits in an effort to encourage the community to use the eco-friendly product.

The households received the starter kits from the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) on Saturday during the launching of its Greening Penang initiative.

PSDC chief executive officer Datuk Boonler Somchit said the households were encouraged to make and use EMAS for their household cleaning, and the waste water flowing into the Sungai Nibong Kechil at the Free Trade Zone Phase 2 could ultimately improve its water quality.

He said PSDC was starting with Bayan Baru, and would begin monitoring the situation with the Penang Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) in three months.

DID director Hanapi Mohamad Noor said the department had tried to use mudballs with EM solution at the Sungai Nibong Kechil in December 2007, but it was not sustainable as the department was working on its own at that time and was not tackling the problem at the source.

“Pollutants were still flowing into the river from the surrounding houses, shops and factories. This Greening Penang initiative is more focused on tackling the problem at the source with the support of the community,” he said, adding that the department would begin throwing mudballs into the river by year-end to bring about a faster result.

CIMB Penang regional director Liew Chee Cheang said the company was sponsoring a year’s supply of EMAS worth more than RM100,000 under the initiative. Suiwah Corporation Bhd was also a sponsor.

The Greening Penang initiative is part of a series of events to commemorate PSDC’s 20th anniversary celebration in November, and organised as part of its corporate
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Bayan Baru folk get EMAS kits

For the environment: PSDC staff giving out the EMAS starter kits to Bayan Baru folk.

ABOUT 1,000 households in Bayan Baru were given free EM (Effective Micro-organism) Activated Solution (EMAS) starter kits in an effort to encourage the community to use the eco-friendly product.

The households received the starter kits from the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) on Saturday during the launching of its Greening Penang initiative.

PSDC chief executive officer Datuk Boonler Somchit said the households were encouraged to make and use EMAS for their household cleaning, and the waste water flowing into the Sungai Nibong Kechil at the Free Trade Zone Phase 2 could ultimately improve its water quality.

He said PSDC was starting with Bayan Baru, and would begin monitoring the situation with the Penang Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) in three months.

DID director Hanapi Mohamad Noor said the department had tried to use mudballs with EM solution at the Sungai Nibong Kechil in December 2007, but it was not sustainable as the department was working on its own at that time and was not tackling the problem at the source.

“Pollutants were still flowing into the river from the surrounding houses, shops and factories. This Greening Penang initiative is more focused on tackling the problem at the source with the support of the community,” he said, adding that the department would begin throwing mudballs into the river by year-end to bring about a faster result.

CIMB Penang regional director Liew Chee Cheang said the company was sponsoring a year’s supply of EMAS worth more than RM100,000 under the initiative. Suiwah Corporation Bhd was also a sponsor.

The Greening Penang initiative is part of a series of events to commemorate PSDC’s 20th anniversary celebration in November, and organised as part of its corporate
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UKM Medical Centre going green
Tuesday March 16, 2010
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BANGI: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUKM) in Cheras will become Malaysia’s first ‘green’ hospital in June.


The hospital will install the country’s first large-scale hot water system using solar energy, said UKM vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hsan Shahabudin.

The system – consisting of 1,750 evacuated tube solar collectors that are able to supply hot water to 1,000 beds at PPUKM – will be installed in by UKM Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI).

The evacuated tube solar collectors act to absorb the sunlight. Water supply passing through these collectors will be heated up and the hot water later routed to the necessary areas for use.



Signed and sealed: Dr Sharifah exchanging documents with Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Monday. Looking on are UKM Registrar Ab. Aziz Othman and Sime Darby Foundation Council of Governors member Datuk Dr M Jegathesan.


Dr Sharifah was speaking at the signing ceremony yesterday for a memorandum of agreement between Sime Darby Foundation and UKM to launch the Chair for Climate Change.

The hot water will be used for domestic purposes such as washing and bathing at the hospital. Unused hot water during the day will be kept using a storage system for continuous use at night.

On days where there is no sun, LPG will be used as a back-up to heat up the water.

The solar heating system is the brainchild of SERI director Prof Dr Kamaruzzaman Sopian; UKM Medical Centre dean and director Prof Datuk Dr Lokman Saim as well as deputy dean of development Prof Dr Syed Zulkifli Syed Zakaria.

“The hospital is spending close to RM200,000 every month to pay for the LPG bills. After June, we are expecting to save up to RM50,000 a month, thanks to the solar-aided heating system,” said Dr Kamaruzzaman.

He added that the hospital management would be taking a more holistic approach to enhance the ‘green’ hospital concept by improving water conservation, indoor air quality and the use of sustainable materials to enhance the well-being of patients and employees.

Meanwhile, the Chair of Climate Change will be managed by UKM’s Research Centre for Tropical Climate Change Systems (Iklim) under the Science and Technology faculty.

The Chair will work in consultation with the Sime Darby Foundation (YSD) to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to its effects.

The foundation pledged RM5mil as an endowment fund for the Chair for an initial period of three years.

“This is very much in line with the three of the five YSD pillars, namely education, community development as well as conservation of the environment and protection of the ecosystem,” said YSD Council of Governors member Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin.
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But it also can mean by another meaning of 'hot'
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i had just give the undisputed evidence that global warming is happening, still got some skeptical

maybe you guys just finished watching BBC the global warming sydicate..
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So it seems that Berjaya Central Park (The Ritz) is now a green building.
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