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Things to consider before buying a home in Malaysia
Harnessing Kajiraku to design efficient homes

Harnessing Kajiraku to design efficient homes

Blog posts   •   Aug 19, 2016 13:57 SGT

Green housing trends in Malaysia

Green housing trends in Malaysia

Blog posts   •   Apr 20, 2016 10:44 SGT

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home When Haze Strikes

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home When Haze Strikes

Blog posts   •   Jun 17, 2015 16:53 SGT

Haze caused by fires knows no boundaries. It’s often carried from distant burn-offs into the hearts of cities across Asia. While it will take a united effort to tackle pollution and deforestation, there are still things you can do to improve the air quality in your home.

Binishell Building and Other Green Construction Methods

Binishell Building and Other Green Construction Methods

Blog posts   •   Jun 03, 2015 18:00 SGT

Even as green building technologies emerge and evolve today, there are still some innovative designs that have been around for a long time, but adopted on a smaller scale. The Binishell is one such example.

Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

Sustainable residential design: Is it worth the money?

Blog posts   •   May 22, 2015 08:00 SGT

One of the main reasons why home builders don't embrace sustainable design is because of the extra costs involved. However, while the initial cost of a sustainable home may be higher, if you look at this as an investment in future savings, the picture changes. In the long run, a sustainable home is a more economical home.

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

Green Building and Sustainability Explained

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2015 13:31 SGT

'Green building' and 'sustainability' are terms we hear frequently. Are the two terms synonymous or are there differences between them? How can an existing building be made more sustainable? What are developers doing to make their projects greener and more sustainable?

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

Flood-proofing lessons for every home

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2015 12:50 SGT

The devastating floods in Malaysia in 2014 highlighted the importance of taking measures to ensure that home are flood-safe. Here, we examine some effective ways to flood-proof existing homes as well as other methods for flood-proofing future developments.

Malaysia's 3 Green Property Hotspots to Watch

Malaysia's 3 Green Property Hotspots to Watch

Blog posts   •   Apr 29, 2015 17:04 SGT

Bustling Kuala Lumpur is often touted as Malaysia's hottest property investment area, but developers are looking further within the country to find other investment opportunities. Here are three of Malaysia's property hotspots outside of KL. [Image Source: Flickr]

Malaysia’s position in the rising solar panel industry

Malaysia’s position in the rising solar panel industry

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2015 08:30 SGT

The solar panel industry has seen significant growth worldwide over the last decade. Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, is becoming a major player in this area of manufacturing.

Mass-market green living: Net-zero homes

Mass-market green living: Net-zero homes

Blog posts   •   Apr 06, 2015 15:13 SGT

Is the choice between a “net-zero” home and high energy bills (and inadvertently contributing to global warming) an easy one to make?

Smart living: Smart lighting for your home and office

Smart living: Smart lighting for your home and office

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2015 10:24 SGT

Advancements in technology have enabled the development of lighting as an automated function within a room or home to adjust to prevailing conditions, hence improving energy efficiency. Here's a look at how smart lighting could benefit living spaces.

4 Simple Steps to go Eco-friendly in Your Home

4 Simple Steps to go Eco-friendly in Your Home

Blog posts   •   Mar 18, 2015 15:00 SGT

Eco-friendly home modifications are good for the environment, but that's not the only reason they're worth investing in. Here's a look at how having eco-friendly features in your home can make your life more comfortable and save you money.

Asia's Green Ambitions Should Start from Urban Environments

Asia's Green Ambitions Should Start from Urban Environments

Blog posts   •   Mar 16, 2015 12:13 SGT

It is estimated that urban environments account for a large percentage of greenhouse-gas emissions. As such, governments are beginning to realise that efforts to reduce a country's carbon footprint should start in its rapidly growing cities.

 Working in Eco-Luxury: Malaysia's Green Commercial Architecture

Working in Eco-Luxury: Malaysia's Green Commercial Architecture

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2015 08:00 SGT

Luxury coupled with sustainability are the hallmarks of office developments in Malaysia today. The trend began with modestly sized government office buildings, but newer commercial high-rise developments are now taking centre stage.

Three Malaysian Green-building Joint Ventures to Watch

Three Malaysian Green-building Joint Ventures to Watch

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2015 10:43 SGT

Developers in Malaysia are exhibiting further commitment to environmental preservation with more green-building developments. These joint ventures highlight continued efforts towards environmental sustainability in the country.

Iskandar Malaysia: A Look at SEA’s Next Eco-friendly Economic Hub

Iskandar Malaysia: A Look at SEA’s Next Eco-friendly Economic Hub

Blog posts   •   Mar 04, 2015 10:10 SGT

With an abundance of land and the determination to lead the way towards a sustainable future, Malaysia is poised to become the hub of green-building growth in Asia with developments like Iskandar Malaysia underway.

Bamboo in Construction: Today's Renewable Building Resource

Bamboo in Construction: Today's Renewable Building Resource

Blog posts   •   Feb 26, 2015 08:00 SGT

Bamboo is highly regarded as a reliable, renewable and versatile building material in many tropical regions. The plant is one of the world's oldest natural building materials and serves as an important resource for sustainable building in today's eco-conscious world. Panasonic explores ways on bamboo usage as a renewable building resource.

Three examples of smart living spaces of today

Three examples of smart living spaces of today

Blog posts   •   Feb 16, 2015 08:00 SGT

Imagine a home you can control with the touch of a button or your voice. Smart technology is revolutionising living spaces, combining automated living with comfort and convenience.

Go green and save money with passively-cooled features in your home

Go green and save money with passively-cooled features in your home

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2015 12:26 SGT

Homeowners and building developers can save on their energy bills by employing passive cooling strategies in their designs. At the same time, they are helping the country become greener.