Green commercial building insurance in Malaysia

Green commercial building insurance in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Education, Concept, and Application of Green Technology. Engineering International Conference (EIC) 2016, 1818 (1). AIP Publishing, Semarang, Indonesia, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-0-7354-1486-0 (2017)


Green building construction is growing tremendously globally even in Malaysia. Currently, there are approximate 636 buildings have registered and to be certified with Green Building Index. Among these buildings, 45 buildings have already fulfilled the requirements and fully certified. The other buildings still under provisional certification stage. Malaysia had adopted Green Building Index in 2009 to support a move to promote green building concept. Malaysia starts to move towards green building because Malaysian construction and building industry realizes that both energy consumed and waste produced are reduced without irreversible impacts to ecosystems. Consequently, insurance companies such as Fireman’s Fund from America has started the green building insurance policies for their green building in the year of 2006, while Malaysia still remain the coverage for green buildings using conventional property insurance. There are lacks of efforts to be seen from insurance companies to propose green building insurance for these green buildings. There are a few factors which can take into consideration for insurance companies to start the very first green building insurance in Malaysia. Although there are challenges, some efficient strategies have been identified to overcome the problems. The methods used in this research topic is qualitative research. The results obtained shows that green commercial building
insurance has a huge business opportunity in Malaysia because the number of green commercial buildings are increasing tremendously in Malaysia. It is a favor to implement green building insurance in Malaysia. Furthermore, insurance companies can consider to add in extra coverage in standard building policy to provide extra protection for non-certified green buildings which have the intention to rebuilt in green when damage happens. Generally, it is very important to introduce green commercial buildings insurance into Malaysia so that all of the green commercial buildings can be fully covered.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Green Buildings, Property Insurance, Green Building Insurance, Insurance policy
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Estate Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Mohd Ismail Zanudin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 09:31
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 09:31
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