Sustainable Building Materials - SuBuMa

Environmental Declaration Scheme for Construction and Building Materials

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Over the last two decades, Malaysia has undergone a rapid pace of infrastructure development that has continued to the present time. This growth is still evident in the region as demonstrated by the 4.1% expansion in the construction industry. However, another new trend is likely to impact this sector as buyers start considering information on greenhouse gas emission as part of their procurement decisions. The majority of multinationals state they would be prepared to source products from a different country if this reduced carbon emissions.This represents a real opportunity, and but more significant risk for Malaysian SMEs.

The Objectives: The project aims at developing guidelines, tools and the supporting mechanism for product footprinting and labelling that meet the needs of the local and international market, and creating the recognition and preference for sustainable products from SMEs in the Malaysian construction and building materials sector.

The way forward:The project aims to transfer existing best practice in sustainable construction materials, which is currently missing in Malaysia. It seeks to produce guidelines, tools and the supporting mechanism for product footprinting and labelling that meet the needs of the local and international market and create the recognition and preference for sustainable products from SMEs in the Malaysian construction and building materials sector. Additionally the project aims to catalyse continued improvements in the sustainability and economic performance of Malaysian SMEs that supply materials within the construction and building sector.

Duration: 12/2012 - 12/2015

Total budget: EUR 2,034,229.41 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

SIRIM Berhad
Environmental Technology Research Centre
(Building 15)
Chen Sau Soon (Dr.)
1, Persiaran Dato’ Menteri
P.O.Box 7035, Section 2
40700 Shah Alam, Selangor
MALAYSIA

sschen@sirim.my

SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia
SIRIM Berhad is the lead partner and responsible for the overall project management and implementation. It is the government machinery for quality, research and technology development and transfer.
Malaysia Green Building Confederation, Malaysia Malaysia Green Building Confederation, Malaysia
Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) is one of project partners serving as a direct linkage to users and evaluators of sustainable building construction. It plays a role in project management of relevant sections and is the target group benefiting
The Carbon Trust, UK The Carbon Trust, UK
The Carbon Trust (TCT) is a project partner. It plays a role in project management of toolkit development, technical and methodological advice, knowledge transfer and using its extensive business networks within the construction industry in the UK and E
Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Malaysia Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Malaysia
FMM is one of project partners serving as a direct linkage to the building materials manufacturers. It plays a role in project management of relevant sections and is the target group benefiting from project results.
Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia, Malaysia
Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia (BMDAM) is one of project partners serving as a direct linkage to the building materials distributors. It plays a role in project management of relevant sections and is the target group benefiting fr
Sustainable Building Materials Impact Sheet Sustainable Building Materials Impact Sheet
This final project publication provides information about the Sustainable Buildung Materials project's economic, environmental and social impacts, it's target groups and policy development. The project finished in December 2015.

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fact sheet

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