S P Setia's 7th International FIABCI Prix D Excellence Award
26 May 2016
S P Setia Corporate HQ located in Setia Alam, Shah Alam sets a high benchmark for sustainability in Malaysia as it clinched the Group’s seventh international FIABCI Prix d’ Excellence when it was announced the Gold winner of the Sustainable Development category at the prestigious award ceremony held in Panama City.
This is S P Setia’s seventh international FIABCI Prix d’ Excellence Awards with the previous wins spanning across Best Master Plan Developments for Setia Eco Park, Setia Eco Gardens and Setia Alam, Best Retail Development for Setia City Mall, Best Residential (Low-Rise) Development for Setia Eco Park and the unique 28-acre park complex, Eco Greens at Setia Eco Gardens took home the award for Best Purpose-Built/Specialised Project category.
To mark Setia’s highest commitment to sustainability, Setia Corporate HQ pursued the highest achievable Green Building Index (GBI) rating, making it the first private sector owned corporate office to be accorded the GBI Platinum rating. Continuing to drive new industry benchmarks, Setia Corporate HQ is also the first corporate office in the integrated green commercial hub of Setia City at Setia Alam to be accorded a green building status by the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC).
Some of the sustainable and environmentally friendly green features incorporated within the development are high performance double glazing glass window and louvers to reduce heat gain and encourage the use of natural day lighting. It also has solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels for harvesting renewable energy, flexible lighting controls such as lighting zoning and individual lighting switches. Renewable energy generated through the 55 kWPV photovoltaic panel makes up to 2% of total energy consumption while using energy efficient lighting such as T5 fluorescent lighting with high frequency ballast reduce total energy consumption by 8%. Furthermore, 26.83% of the total net floor area (NFA) is controlled by motion sensors which are provided in toilets, lift lobbies, pantries, meeting rooms and individual offices further reduce total energy consumption by 3%.
Water efficient features include rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation. A rainwater harvesting system reduces the total potable water consumption by 26%. This system efficiently collects rain that falls on the roofs of the building for use in landscape irrigation and toilet flushing. Harvested rainwater is also used to replenish the water in the water features. On top of that, the installation of low-flow fittings has enabled us to cut water consumption by 50% compared to conventional fittings.
For environmental conservation, approximately 45% of the total material cost derived from recycled or recyclable content materials (RCM) which are mainly steel, aluminium, glass and plasterboard products. Additionally, more than 20% of the total material cost are from regional materials that are manufactured within a 500 km radius of the site, thus reducing the energy required for transportation. An efficient construction waste management strategy that focused on waste prevention, reduction, re-use and recycling to ensure judicious use of resources and materials, and ultimately, the responsible disposal of materials was also implemented to help conserve the environment during construction period.
Indoor environmental quality features for example are efficient air conditioned systems such as raised floors for underfloor air conditioned distribution system, and provision of CO2 sensor. Other green features and innovation includes a roof garden and greenery decks to reduce heat, dedicated parking bays for green vehicles and provision of elevated pedestrian connectivity to the surrounding buildings and shopping complexes.