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Malaysia Green Building Council is advancing the built environment to 100% net zero carbon by 2050

Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) has officially joined World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) global climate action programme, Advancing Net Zero, bringing the total number of participating councils to 30.

Based on the Advancing Net Zero framework and best practice principles, MalaysiaGBC has identified activities within their workstreams and local market to promote the benefits of net zero carbon buildings.

These activities include:

  1. Corporate and government engagement
  2. Providing training and education to increase the capacity for net zero carbon buildings
  3. Delivering certification services
  4. Identifying synergies between MalaysiaGBC’s existing partnerships, projects and campaigns that will complement Advancing Net Zero’s mission.

The addition of MalaysiaGBC to Advancing Net Zero emphasises the importance of this programme to push for the built environment to be recognised as a climate solutions provider; as well as the growing engagement from Green Building Councils and their markets to advance sector decarbonisation goals.

Assoc. Prof. (Ind.) Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, chairman of the MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score Development Committee said:

“The MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score establishes a clear framework for individual building owners, developers and local authorities to strive for carbon neutrality in both their existing buildings and future projects.  By evaluating the emissions intensity and mitigation efforts of the individual buildings/projects that comprise our built environment, the MalaysiaGBC Carbon Score lays out a definitive path towards our collective Zero Carbon Building future.”

Victoria Burrows, Director of Advancing Net Zero said:

“We are pleased to welcome Malaysia Green Building Council to the Advancing Net Zero programme. We look forward to future collaborations and supporting their exceptional efforts to establish the building and construction sector as critical to reaching Malaysia’s carbon emission reduction targets”.

Across WorldGBC’s network of more than 70 national Green Building Councils, various global, regional and national initiatives are underway to support the uptake of net zero buildings, develop industry capacity, and accelerate the building and construction sector towards total decarbonisation.

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Advancing Net Zero

Advancing Net Zero is WorldGBC’s global programme working towards total sector decarbonisation by 2050. The programme brings together Green Building Councils across the WorldGBC global network to develop tools, projects and resources that promote the urgency and achievability of net zero carbon buildings, as well as raising industry capacity to deliver them.

MalaysiaGBC’s vision is to make sustainable buildings and communities available to all Malaysians, and to be the leader of green building in Southeast Asia. The council aims to involve policymakers, professionals, and society at large in the quest for transforming the building industry into one that respects our environment by embracing green issues.



Rebecca Moir, Marketing and Communications Manager, World Green Building Council