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Urban Lecture Series on Creating Placemaking to Transform Cities
EAROPH (Eastern Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements) in collaboration with Think City Sdn Bhd (wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad) is organising an Urban Lecture Series on Creating Placemaking to Transform Cities.
The Urban lecture will be conducted by PPS - Project for Public Spaces Inc, a US based NGO with an international reputation for its success in creating livable communities. PPS has been engaged by Think City for its programme in George town Penang and will be conducting a training programme in Penang from 18th to 19th February 2013. The Lecture in Kuala Lumpur will be held on 25th February 2013.
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Phasing Out of Mercury and Low Energy Lamps
Mercury and its compounds are highly toxic to humans, ecosystems and wildlife. Some of the major source of mercury pollution in the environment are from used consumer products discarded in dump sites. Mercury is highly stable and will remain in the environment for a long term. The fourth session of the UNEP Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC4) met in June this year at Punta-Del-Este, Uruguay to prepare a Global legally binding document on mercury (a summary of INC4 can be downloaded from http://www.iisd.ca/mercury/inc4/).
Malaysia being a participating country of the INC is preparing for the forthcoming INC5 which will be held in January 2013, at Geneva, Switzerland. Issues for discussions which will directly have repercussion to MGBC members (and players in the Green Building Movement) relate principally to mercury in lamps, especially low energy lamps. The outcome of INC5 may mandate maximum limit of mercury content in discharge lamps (MITI is currently seeking feedback from industry); of which some index may be as follows:
||Indicative Hg content
||Compact fluorescent below 30W
||Not exceeding 3.5mg
||Linear Fluorescent T2, T5, T8, T10 & T12
||Not exceeding 5mg
||High pressure mercury
||To be indicated
*GBI advocates generally for ALL types of high pressure discharge lamps, Hg< 3mg per 100W.
Practitioners of energy savings in buildings are urged to check with their lighting supplier on the mercury content before recommending to client or using energy saving lamps in their projects.
Invitation to Participate in 'Lighting Japan - 5th LED / OLED Lighting Technology Expo', Tokyo, Japan (16-18 January 2013)
MATRADE would like to invite Malaysian companies to participate in the MATRADE promotion booth at the ‘LIGHTING JAPAN – 5th LED / OLED Lighting Technology Expo’ at Tokyo, Japan from 16 – 18 January 2013.
LIGHTING JAPAN, as one of Asia’s leading exhibition on LED lighting & technologies, provides a good sourcing platform for buyers & sellers, offer vast opportunities for business expansion and collaboration between new suppliers & partners within the supply chain. The event will be showcasing LED and OLED lighting products and technologies covering materials, components, manufacturing equipment and lighting fixtures. The event attracted a total of 338 exhibitors and 24,255 visitors in 2012.
Japanese LED market size recorded sales of JPY 908.2 billion (USD 12.11 billion) in 2009, and is expected to grow to JPY 2.26 trillion (USD 30.13 billion) by 2015. The Japanese Government encourages all lightings in Japan to be changed to LEDs and other energy-saving bulbs by 2030. As such, the LED market in Japan is anticipated to expand further. Malaysian companies are encouraged to participate in this event to explore the export opportunity.
Participation is free of charge. Companies only need to bear the cost of sending their products / services brochures / catalogues to MATRADE office. Interested companies can complete the online registration form through the following link: http://www.matrade.gov.my/en/malaysian-exporters/services-for-exporters/export-promotion/international-trade-events/143-promotion-booth
Attached is the details of the exhibition, which includes terms and conditions of participation. Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Amutha Ranggasamy at tel: 603-6207 7672 or e-mail: email@example.com
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MGBC Forums, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops
Reach out to the Malaysian Green Building Market by sponsoring forums, seminars, conferences and workshops organized by MGBC. Maintain a presence in exhibitions organized or supported by MGBC.
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Special Offer For MGBC Members
The MALAYSIA SOURCE BOOK FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS 2012/2013 is scheduled for publication in March 2013. Members of MGBC who are interested in listing in this DIRECTORY will be eligible for discounted rates of RM3,400 (original rate RM4,000).
Members should contact the publisher directly at Jessica@my.marshallcavendish.com and at the same time copy the email or official request to MGBC for verification of membership status with the publisher.
Further details of this publication can be obtained from www.timesdirectories.com
Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC)
The MGBC is supported by the professional, industrial and government sectors. It is well poised to lead our building industry in embracing responsible measures that would help realized energy savings, water conservation, a healthier indoor environment, better public connectivity, recycling of valuable resources and provision of greenery in developments.
Key Roles of MGBC
- Collaborate and support the government and industry to develop a sustainable built environment
- To facilitate exchange of knowledge in the field of sustainable built environment
- To be the reference centre for sustainable building resources
- To be the platform for networking on sustainability matters nationally and internationally
- To promote and stimulate demand for sustainable buildings
- Support, promote and provide input to the Malaysia Green Building Index (GBI)
Evolution of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation
On the 5th of May 2007, a group of like-minded companies got together and had the very first meeting to discuss the formation of a Green Building Council for Malaysia. The name 'Malaysia Green Building Council' was soon coined by the core founding members and for the first time in the history of the country a concerted effort to spur and guide the local building industry in the direction of sustainable built solutions was mooted through a voluntary, non-profit and non government organization. However, in order to comply with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies requirements, the name was subsequently changed to "Malaysia Green Building Confederation", thus maintaining the acronym of MGBC.