Development of JKR/BSEEP Technical Passive Design Guideline for the Malaysian Building

  • C. K. TangEmail author


The Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project (BSEEP) in Malaysia, developed by the JKR (Public Works Department) and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) was aimed at reducing the growth rate of GHG emissions of the building industry in Malaysia. This technical guideline is required to be made relevant to the building industry, addressing immediate concerns from building design professionals, providing adequate technical knowhow and providing an option for financial saving estimates, while at the same time keeping the guidelines simple to read, understand and use. A stakeholder dialogue session was made at the start of the project and it provided the basis for the issues that should be addressed by the proposed Passive Design Guideline. In total ten chapters were developed.


Passive design Energy efficiency 



Acknowledgement is made to Christopher Barry of Pilkington for his contribution to Chapter  6 on Glazing Properties, which is proving to be a very popular chapter, the draft version was downloaded approximately 8000 times in 4 months (end Aug 2012 until early Jan. 2013).

Acknowledgement is also made to Bruce Rowse of Carbonetix, Australia for his contribution to review all the chapters in the Passive Design Guideline, providing very useful tips that helped to make this document clearer and easier to understand by building design professionals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Veritas Environment Sdn BhdKuala LumpurMalaysia

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