Green Building Index for Townships

Green Building Index for Townships


Greenbuildingindex Sdn Bhd

Type(s) of Tool

Rating Systems


Urban Planning

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Detailed Design, Construction, Decomissioning/Repurposing

Open Source


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Date of Development





The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s recognized green rating system to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness about environmental issues and responsibility to future generations. The tool provides an opportunity for project developers and owners to improve green design and construction. The GBI assessment for townships assesses infrastructure projects’ sustainability at the scale of communities or small neighbourhoods. The evaluation process consists of a Planning Assessment, a Final Planning Assessment, resulting in a pre-certification, and a Completion & Verification Assessment, resulting in a final certification. To maintain the certification, reassessments are required every three years.

Tool Outcome

After completing the Completion & Verification Assessment, projects receive certification according to the final score obtained (Certified – Silver – Gold – Platinum). The planning assessments also serve to guide decision making toward green options.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool measures the sustainability of infrastructure projects across six impact areas:
– Climate, energy & water
– Environment & ecology
– Community planning & design
– Transport & connectivity
– Building & resources
– Business & innovation