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MyCREST,  or  the  Malaysian  Carbon  Reduction  and  Environmental     Sustainability Tool, aims to guide, assist, quantify, hence reduce, the built environment’s impact in terms of reduced carbon emissions and     environmental impact, while taking into account a more holistic life- cycle    view  of  the  built  environment.  It  also  aims  to  integrate  socio-     economic considerations relating to the built environment and urban development.

 

AIM of MyCREST
 
  • To  integrate  carbon  assessment  criteria  and  reduction strategies  into      the  matrix  of  sustainability  resulting  in  a  combined  sustainable      assessment  rating  system  for    the  built environment; 
  • To  provide  a  quantifiable  carbon  assessment  within  a  holistic     sustainable    rating  system  by  integrating  and  extending  the present      criteria  into    life  cycle–linked  performances  and parameters; 
  • To  extend  the  present  green  building  assessment  into  life- cycle     impacts and its quantification. 
  • To  combine  both  carbon  emission  and  sustainable performance      factors  into  a  combined  criterion  linked  to  the design,  construction,      commissioning  and  operations  of buildings. 
  • To  be  in  line  with  the  aims  of  Low  Carbon  City  Framework     (LCCF)by  Ministry  of  Energy,  Green  technology,  and  Water (KeTTHA). 

 

Objective of MyCREST
  •  To  quantify  the  environmental  impacts  of  the  built environment  in both  carbon  reduction  and  sustainable impact terms. 
  •  To  ensure  the  best  environmental  practice  according  to global and local standards and targets. 
  •  To  maintain  and  improve  a  database  of  impacts  and  best practice case  studies  to  reduce  carbon  emissions  in  design and        life-cycle impacts. 
  •  To  raise  awareness  of  the  life-cycle  impacts  of  the  built environment and its components. 
  •  To  balance  robustness  with  ‘durability’  and  practicality  and ease of  use. 
  •  To  produce  a  tool  flexible  enough  to  be  used  by  all stakeholders,  consultants  and  contractors  and  for  all  building types and      scenarios. 
  •  To balance long and short term targets. 
  •  To  balance  environmental  and  ‘human’  socio–economic issues.