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myCrest User Manual
Last Updated 6 years ago

MyCREST, or the Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool,aims to guide, assist, quantify the built environment’s impact in terms of reduced carbon emissions and environmental impact, thus reducing the influences, while taking into account a more holistic lifecycle view of the built environment. It also aims to integrate socioeconomic considerations relating to the built environment and urban development.

MyCREST aims to reduce the industry's carbon emission and impact to the environment, by guiding construction industry players and stakeholders to design, construct and operate buildings that integrate low carbon with sustainable practices.

Aims of MyCREST

  1. To integrate carbon assessment criteria and reduction strategies into a matrix of sustainability resulting in a combined sustainable assessment rating system for the built environment;
  2. 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;
  3. To extend the present green building assessment into life-cycle impacts and its quantification.
  4. To combine both carbon emission and sustainable performance factors into a combined criterion linked to the design, construction, commissioning and operations of buildings.
  5. To be in line with the Low Carbon City Framework (LCCF )by Ministry of Energy, Green technology, and Water (KeTTHA).
Objective Of myCrest :
  1. To quantify the environmental impacts of the built environment in both carbon reduction and sustainable impact aspects.
  2. To ensure the best environmental practice according to global and local standards and targets.
  3. To maintain and improve a database of impacts and best practice case studies to reduce carbon emissions in design and life-cycle impacts.
  4. To raise awareness in the life-cycle impacts of the built environment and its components.
  5. To balance robustness with 'durability' and practicality and user friendliness.
  6. To produce a tool flexible enough for use by all stakeholders, consultants and contractors and for all building types and scenarios.
  7. To balance long and short term targets.
  8. To balance environmental and 'human' socio-economic issues.

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