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Malaysia’s Diamond Building Bags ASEAN Laurel for Green Stance

The Diamond Building in Malaysia has been awarded the top prize in energy sustainability by ASEAN Energy Awards. Complimented for its sustainable design and unique shape, this eight-storey building stands above all the other “green” buildings. The PV solar panels installed in the building generates about 10 percent of the building’s energy.

The Diamond Building, headquarters of the Energy Commission of Malaysia, has been designed in such a way that it uses most of the natural light and consumes just about one-third the amount of energy of a conventional building of its size. This building truly is an inspiration to other “green” architects and designers.

Tracking down the history of the building, we can easily identify its standards. The Diamond Building was completed in 2009, and has earned Platinum ratings under Malaysia’s Green Building Index and Singapore’s Green Mark program.

The design is in such a way that it may be seen as a platform for eco friendliness. The inverted pyramid design allows more roof space for an added number of solar panels.

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