LogisTech. Photo: CapitaLand
CapitaLand emerged as the top winner at the Building Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) Green Mark Awards for this year, clinching the BCA Green Mark Platinum Champion Award.
The award recognises organisations that have achieved a substantial number of BCA Green Mark buildings at Gold level and higher. It also recognises developers with a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability.
In a release, the group revealed that a total of 29 CapitaLand properties in China, Malaysia and Singapore have received or have been certified with BCA Green Mark Awards.
In fact, LogisTech has received one of BCA Green Mark Award scheme’s highest accolades for energy efficiency – the BCA Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy Award.
The first logistic building in Singapore to receive such award, LogisTech achieved best-in-class energy efficiency standard following a major upgrade, which include the installation of solar panels at its rooftop.
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Four of the group’s properties in Singapore also “received Universal Design Mark Awards including a Universal Design Mark Award Platinum for Jewel Changi Airport”.
“The five other properties that have received BCA Green Mark Platinum Award are retail malls Bugis+ and JCube; a data centre 9 Tai Seng Drive; an industrial property Corporation Place; and an upcoming integrated development Rochester Commons,” said CapitaLand.
It added that 97% of the group’s existing malls, offices, serviced residences and integrated developments in Singapore (by sq m) have achieved a green rating as of 31 December 2019.
In its 11th Global Sustainability Report, CapitaLand said it had achieved $208 million in utility cost avoidance in 2019 since 2009. Its water and energy consumption intensities were also reduced by 22.4% and 19.2% respectively in 2019 from the base year of 2008, while carbon emissions intensity was reduced by 29.4%.
The group had also secured $2.82 billion via sustainable finance to date.
“We place sustainability at the core of what we do, and we are heartened by BCA’s recognition as a Green Mark Platinum Champion. It endorses CapitaLand’s position as a responsible real estate company and a sustainability leader,” said Lynette Leong, Chief Sustainability Officer of CapitaLand Group.
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