Countries such as America, Australia, Europe and Japan have long developed green building ratings, about 20 years ago and well exposed to it. However, Malaysia had only launched the Green Building Index (GBI) in 2008. It is known as a green rating tool for buildings and towns in Malaysia, with aims of promoting sustainability in the built-environment and raise awareness of environmental issues among everyone for a brighter and greener future.
According to New Bob Group Director, Dr. Lee Ville,“Green homes provide occupants the opportunity to live in a healthier and cost saving environment. Its appeal to promote sustainable and friendly built mother earth has never been greater. Not many malaysians are aware that sustainable buildings are rapidly becoming a necessity to counter today’s worsening climate change and high-living cost”.