MGBC launches green building product directory and services

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) on Wednesday, Oct 13, launched GreenPagesMalaysia, a green building products and services directory that serves to promote sustainable products and services to industry professionals and the general public.

In a statement dated Oct 13, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) said the directory would provided information on green resources within Malaysia and in the immediate region for the building and construction industry.

GreenPagesMalaysia will also include articles, editorials, opinions and a complete list of building materials, products, services and technologies for construction, completion and fit-out.

The directory will exist both in an online portal and in hard copy – the latter will be printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified paper.

“MGBC aspires to promote the benefits of sustainable green building practices and encourage the building and construction sectors to apply green concepts to protect the environment.

"We want to ensure that adequate knowledge is shared and support is provided to accelerate the pace of change,” said MGBC president Von Kok Leong.

“This initiative is not just about green buildings, their technologies or materials. With the information provided, we are able to guide developers, designers and the general public to make the right decisions that will lead to a sustainable built environment,” he added.

Nippon Paint (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd general manager Gladys Goh said the company was happy to lend its support to the directory.

“This directory is very timely. As the green initiative gains momentum, and consumers become increasingly eco-conscious, it provides us with a host of green options for building and construction,” she added.

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