Frequently Ask Questions.


1.  Q: What is Green Township?

A:  A Green Township can be envisaged as an integrated planned habitat that gives emphasis on protection, use and recycling of natural resources, besides promoting public health, safety and general welfare of urban people.


2.  Q: How do green cities or townships help in the effort against climate change?

A:  The green cities or township will solve the problems of destruction of the environment and natural resources, increase health levels and the quality of life, conserve the ecosystem as well as costs to the government in overcoming the negative effects from development, and alternative to improving the national economy without harming the environment.


3.  Q:  Who are the targets of the green township program?

A:  Any community / citizen / society can participate in this Green Township Program


4.  Q: What is Low Carbon Cities Framework?

A:  A guide for all stakeholders, of the different activities in cities that can contribute towards Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission. The Guide will provide equivalent GHG as a result of human activities in cities so that there may be awareness towards how these GHG can be reduced.


5.  Q: What is Low Carbon Cities Assessment System?

A: The performance based system measure actual results of the cities impacts upon the environment, rather than potential impacts. It enables organizations with little experience to engage in the GHG accounting process, creating a common platform for measuring and reporting. It encourages states/local governments/ local authorities to think and act more environmentally in targeting their national climate goals.


6.  Q: What are the criteria that include to Low Carbon City Framework & Assessment System?

A: The key elements in the reduction of carbon emission within cities can be grouped into four main aspects, namely Urban Transportation, Urban Environment, Urban Infrastructure, and Building.


7.  Q:What is the status of Low Carbon Cities Framework & Assessment System? It is already use by stakeholders?

A:This framework is in final draft state. It still in the process to get the comments from stakeholders and government to improve the content of the framework.


8.  Q:When this framework will be launched and implemented by the stakeholders?

A:The Framework will be launched likelihood on June 2011 and the implementation by the stakeholders is depends on the future government policy.


9.  Q: What is 10% saving energy and water program?

A:Program to achieve 10% energy saving and water in government buildings of Putrajaya in collaboration with management and government buildings in Putrajaya residents.


10.  Q: Who are involved in this program?

A: A target participant to involve in this program is residents and management of government buildings in Putrajaya, the organizer, facility management, Local Government and Technical Department.


11. Q: Is there any guidebook can be use by participant in this program?

A: Yes. The guidebook will be given during the training program of the 10% saving energy and water.


12. Q: How to ensure that 10% saving energy and water was achieved?

A: The initiative can be achieve via the fully participation from the all level especially the top management level. Other than that, awareness among the users also one of the factor contributing to achieve the target.


13. Q: Is there any reward was give to the building that achieved the 10% saving energy and water?

A: Technically there is no reward if the building achieve the 10% saving energy and water but indirectly the organization will enjoy potential cost saving simultaneously will help the government of Malaysia to curb the climate change issues.


14. Q: What is Buildings Consumption Input System (BCIS)?

A: Building Consumption Input System (BCIS) is an online input database system for the purpose of monitoring the energy and water consumption of buildings. This system is developed and administered by GreenTech Malaysia on behalf of the Government of Malaysia.


15. Q:How the data collection in BCIS plays a role in success of 10% saving energy and water?

A:The data collection from BCIS system will be use for Carbon Common Metric (CCM) Analysis. The result from the analysis will show the value of carbon that release from the building. Based on that, the building that has high carbon release must do some initiative to perform 10% saving energy and water.


16. Q:Who can register in BCIS?  Is there only the participant in 10% saving energy and water program?

A:At this moment, BCIS Account is restricted for the government building owner, user, and manager in Federal Government Administrative Center in Putrajaya only. The availability to open an account for other cities or towns shall be informed in the future.


17. Q: Differences between existing green rating tools and LCCF?

  A: Existing green rating tools are only applicable during pre-development stage compared to LCCF. LCCF covers the whole cycle of development (from pre-devt. to Redevelopment/Regeneration.


18. Q: What is the differences of Green City, Sustainable City, Low Carbon City and Eco City?

  A: Sustainable covers the whole aspect of livability. However, only the tangible aspect can be calculated. Thus it is why LCCF was existed.


19. Q: Can we relate crime rate with carbon assessment?

  A: Community well being is a intangible aspect that cannot equate how much carbon has been emitted.


20. Q: Do LCCF involved with any international agencies/link?

  A: LCCF only calculate absolute carbon. In terms of reporting to international agencies (e.g. IPCC), the respective body/ministry will take the responsibility.


21. Q: Is LCCF a voluntary or compulsory to all? And is there any cost factor?

A: LCCF is a voluntary as we want people to educate people to go for greener solution. There is no cost related. Cost is only at training level to guide the user about the framework and calculator. Once the user get used with the calculator, then they can use it anytime they want for free 9to be able to calculate their own carbon emission).


22. Q: How many time can a city use the LCCF to assess their carbon emission?

A:  It’s up to the city itself, whether to do it monthly, every 6 months, yearly, every 2 years, every 5 years, etc. But we encourage the user to do it yearly.


23. Q: Can LCCF be accessed through mobile device such android?

A: Sure. LCCF later on will be on website as to enable public to access to it.


24. Q: The differences between JPBD Green Neighbourhood Guideline and LCCF? How does JPBD Green Township relate to LCCF?

A: JPBD Green Neighbourhood Guideline is more on pre-design and development stage. Guidelines/ criteria in Green Neighbourhood Guideline are related to sustainable approaches and indirectly it will help to reduce carbon emission.


25. Q: How the liveability index/ MurniNet to a play role to support LCCF or carbon reduction?

A: Both criteria are related to sustainable and green city approaches which will lead to carbon reduction.


26. Q: What if city like Putrajaya started by Precint and later on complete the assessment for the whole city?

A: They can collectively gather their carbon reduction data.


27. Q: Currently are they any incentives given by the government to those who apply LCCF?

A: Maybe in the future. KeTTHA and MGTC to bring this to the upper level.


28. Q: How do we want to measure if we want to choose just one sub-criteria whereas the calculator is inter-link with one another? For example, if we do one single approach and we go for solid waste

A: User can use the existing data (e.g. TIA) if there’s no data on VMT. Later on we will put a note to the user.


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