The need for energy efficiency legislation in Malaysian building sector. A comparative study of south east Asian policies

Zaid, S. and Graham, P. (2012) The need for energy efficiency legislation in Malaysian building sector. A comparative study of south east Asian policies. In: RICS COBRA 2012, 10-13 Sept 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Abstract

The Malaysian building sector approximately consumes 53% of national electricity generated, and emits 5,301 ktons of greenhouse gases (GHG) with an annual growth rate of 6.4%. While voluntary codes of practice for energy efficiency and use or renewable energy exist for non-residential buildings, Malaysia has yet to adopt mandatory energy efficiency legislation for its building sector. Mandatory building energy performance codes have been shown to be the most cost-efficient and effective policy instruments for reducing building energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, without mandatory and comprehensive energy efficiency policy, Malaysia faces locking in substantial inefficiencies, and higher than necessary climate change impacts from its building sector. A comparison of energy efficiency policies from other South East Asian countries with similar climatic characteristics will be a valuable insight for Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building control, developing country, energy efficiency, policy development.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 00:20
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 00:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14127

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