Receiving recognition for its commitment to develop buildings that have minimal impact on the environment, Keppel Land’s properties were awarded multiple accolades during the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) Awards 2013.
At the award ceremony on 16 May 2013, the newly launched Corals at Keppel Bay and The Luxurie in Singapore were conferred the BCA Green Mark GoldPlus and Gold Awards respectively.
Meanwhile, Hill Crest Residence in Spring City Golf & Lake Resort in Kunming, China, also garnered the Green Mark Gold Award. The iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay also clinched the highest attainable award from BCA, the Platinum Award for Universal Design Mark, in the residential category.
The Universal Design Mark is a voluntary certification scheme introduced by the BCA in recognition of developments that adopt a user-centric philosophy in their design, operations and maintenance. It also aims to raise greater public awareness towards userfriendly buildings.
Mr Tan Swee Yiow, President, Singapore , of Keppel Land, said, “As a leading developer, we recognise that sustainability is increasingly relevant as environmental issues start to dominate global agendas. We have, and will continually benchmark ourselves against the world’s leading sustainable companies.”
Keppel DHCS’ District Cooling System plant expansion at Changi Business Park was also awarded a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for its innovative solutions and practices to reduce the plant’s carbon footprint and improve energy and water efficiency. Mr Joseph Ng, CEO of Keppel DHCS, represented the company to receive the award from Mr Quek See Tiat, Chairman of BCA, at the award ceremony.
The BCA Green Mark is endorsed and supported by the National Environment Agency. It provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the overall environmental performance of buildings.