Suzaini M. Zaid is currently teaching at the Department of Building Surveying in the Faculty of Built Environment and is the EcoCampus Coordinator at Universiti Malaya. Suzaini holds a PhD in Planning and Urban Development from the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales. Suzaini was part of the testing of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI)’s Common Carbon Metric and Protocol in the Malaysian context through her PhD research.
Her current research interest focuses on green intervention strategies through vertical greenery systems, operational energy, and user behaviour, which accumulated in multiple journal publications and her first book titled “Human Impact on Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment”. She has teaching experience in the fields of building surveying, urban planning, and sustainable development.
Suzaini is also a professionally certified Green Building Index (GBI) Facilitator and a Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool (MyCREST) Qualified Professional. She is determined to positively impact the built environment through green interventions to address the existential crisis of climate change.