LEAN drives Green


A technical paper was published by Lean Station titled - Driving a Green and Sustainability with Lean Thinking in Construction with following details at the Green Building and Parks World conference in Kuala Lumpur on 17th to 18th January. The talk was scheduled at 3:10pm on 17th at the venue - Hotel Pullman Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Both Mr. Sharath S Waikar, CEO Lean Station and Dr. Nguyen Thi Qui, the R&D Manager of Lean Station presented the paper at the conference. 

Abstract of the Paper

Lean means creating more value for customers with less resources like time, human effort, capital, space, lead time, and inventory. thus reducing cost – by removing wastes. Applying Lean in construction helps in achieving a smooth production flow of construction activities. Lean construction methods encourage collaboration between the key stakeholders and promotes proactive involvement by construction companies to achieve higher efficiency through a Kaizen process of continual learning & improvement. Another key aspect that it addresses is the soft matter of company’s resistance to change and to incorporate a lean mindset to improve continually or “Lean Thinking”. For green buildings to accelerate globally and to scale to common projects from complex high-end projects, a massive mind-set change is required among companies and individual professionals that going green is the right thing to do and to help them to adopt a “go green and sustainable” culture in their key value system to make such initiatives effective, real and alive. Lean thinking promotes a cultural change for organizations to move towards green buildings and sustainability in construction.


Nguyen Thi Qui, Sharath Sridhar Waikar, David Chua Kim Huat


The conference was organized by Confexhub, a leading thought leader network solutions provider focusing on global business and investment matching, as well as innovative business and investment conferences in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions.

The intended talk was to highlight and educate  the growing demand and need for lean practices in the construction industry which will help in waste reduction and productivity improvement and to spread awareness on how Lean thinking and construction can drive environmentally responsible and resource efficient structures and processes.

This educational speech was perfectly tailored to the  whims of the conference and session organizers and the outcome was inspirational and much appreciated by the turnout of intellectuals.