The book "Greening Malaysia: Building towards sustainability", which celebrated the first 10 years of the Malaysian green building industry (2009-2019) was launched by the Minster of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, YB Yeo Bee Yin. She said that while she was impressed by the green building achievements incl. 500 GBI certified building projects over the last ten years, she is looking forward to ramping up the green building efforts in the coming 10 years. The "Greening Malaysia" book, which is published by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), features 15 case studies of completed green building projects, 8 articles relating to green buildings and green development and 2 round-table discussions on the future of green buildings. Moreover, the book contains a collection of infographics showing the positive environmental impact of the 500 building project already certified under GBI. For example, energy efficient buildings have caused a reduction in CO2 emissions corresponding to removing a quarter million cars from the road. As the pioneering green building consultants in Malaysia, IEN had a significant footprint in the book including these contributions: Writing one of the case studies (IKEA Cheras), writing one of the articles ("SHADE: Building Envelope Performance in the Tropics) and being interviewed for the Roundtable Discussion on the future of green buildings and sustainability. Moreover, IEN was involved in 5 of the 15 case studies featured in the book, namely the projects Menara Kerja Raya (KKR2), Energy Commission Building (ST Diamond building), IKEA Cheras, Suasana PjH, and the Green Energy Office (GEO building, now GreenTech Malaysia).
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Book launch (article in The Edge).