Humanity is devouring Earth’s resources at an alarming and destructive speed. To put that into perspective, we would need the equivalent of 1.7 Earths to maintain our current appetite for resources, according to the Global Footprint Network.
Our planet is in the state of ‘ecological overshoot’, which owes its condition to high consumption, loss of nature and waste generation, said Nithi Nesadurai, President of the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia. We are plummeting deeper and deeper into ecological debt and reversing climate change is now a topic that is hotter than ever.
Fortunately, there have been many initiatives run by our authorities to play a part in reversing the harmful effects of environmental changes. A mid-term report in late 2018 showed our country’s significant progress in enhancing environmental sustainability through green growth, in line with the 5th pillar of the 11th Malaysia Plan.
That being said, there are still many issues that need to be addressed as we move forward to achieving zero-emission buildings in our nation, especially since our awareness level of sustainability construction is at an embryonic stage compared to our Western and European counterparts. Only about 40% of new buildings in the country are being designed with eco-friendly elements and out of that number, how many are truly green?
While the concept of going green is a sure-fire method to preserve mother nature, some glaring notions still pose as a hindrance for many local contractors and developers to jump onto the eco-friendly bandwagon, namely the conceived costs of new green technologies, building methods and construction materials. As a result, short-term financial gains are prized over long-term advantages.
On a similar note, it does not mean that profits should lag behind environmental concerns. Rather, it accentuates the need to give equal amount of attention to profitability and sustainability.
Comfori’s Green Technology Conference (G-Tech) 2019 will facilitate an exchange of knowledge on the latest global developments, opportunities, challenges, and success stories in the Green building industry.
Parallel to its tagline “Buildability, Technobility & Profitability for Sustainability”, G-Tech 2019 will discuss imperative issues surrounding green building materials, latest technological advances & trends in sustainability efforts, as well as costing challenges & concerns faced by many businesses today.
Our platform aims to serve as a melting-pot of expertise, ideas and opinions with some of the nation’s leading green minds and decision makers as they come together and transfer knowledge and ideologies within the green community.
The building sector consumes about forty percent of world energy, making energy efciency in existing
buildings an important issue
Comfori’s Green Technology 2019 conference hopes to bring together all related professionals in the industry for a solutions-driven and high-impact learning experience. It covers significant aspects on Green construction, latest technological advances in sustainability efforts, as well as costing challenges such as:
• Trends & Developments in Green Cement & Concrete Technology
• Impact of Green Buildings on Reducing Operational Costs
• Harnessing The Power Of The Sun For A Brighter (And Greener) Future
• Panel Discussion: Green Building Implementation – Mandatory or Voluntary?
• Low Carbon Data Storage & Blockchain Towards Reducing Carbon Footprint
• Greening Buildings with Nanotechnology
• A Maintenance-Friendly & Cost-Effective Green Solution for Lighting Using IoT
• Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) and Tax Incentives
• Building Energy Monitoring
• Green Construction: Analysis on Green and Sustainable Building Techniques
• Re-Imagining the Balance Between Ventilation & Carbon Emissions in Green Buildings
• Panel Discussion: What Lays Ahead For Malaysia As It Becomes a High Income Nation?
|Matthias Gelber Dato’ Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari Mitch Gelber|
Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain Ir. Kok Yen-Kwan Y. Bhg. Datuk Badriyah Ab Malek
Quentin Fouesnant Ernest Navaratnam Wong Weng Heng
Ferdinand Ng Siek Khai Faizal Ali Steven Lee
Ir. Lon Wong Ir. Kevin Hor Dr. Stellios Plainiotis
This conference is specifically tailor made for top decision-makers, MDs, C-Suite Executives, VPs, GMs, HODs, and City Government Officials of the following departments:
• Building & Infrastructure Technologies
• Building & Property Management
• Asset & Facility Management
• City, Town & Country Planning
• Energy Management
• Engineering—Civil, Mechanical & Electrical
• Environmental, Energy Conservation & Strategy
• Land & Administration
• Project Management
• State Authorities
• Sustainability Development
• Urban Design &Architecture
• Urban Infrastructure Planning & Development
In related industries such as:
• Architecture & Design
• City Planning Municipalities/Councils
• Construction & Property Development
• Infrastructure Development
• Public Work
• Urban Wellbeing & Housing