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Keppel Land is first in Indonesia to achieve BCA Green Mark Platinum Award

 

International Financial Centre Jakarta Tower 2 is the first development to receive the globally-recognised award from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

 

International Financial Centre Jakarta (IFC) Tower 2 has raised the benchmark in sustainable development by becoming the first in the Indonesia to achieve the internationally-acclaimed Green Mark Platinum Award (Provisional), the highest green accolade conferred by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore.

 

A state-of-the-art eco-office, IFC is located in the epicentre of Jakarta’s financial district and within the golden triangle zone. Construction of IFC Tower 2 is ongoing with completion expected in 2015. When completed, the development will stand tall at 215 metres and will offer 50,000 sm of prime Grade A office space across 38 levels of column-free floor areas.

 

Mr Sam Moon Thong, President for Keppel Land in Indonesia, said, “As environmental concerns dominate global and national agendas, eco-buildings such as IFC Tower 2 are fast becoming the preferred choice by businesses seeking sustainable and quality office space in Jakarta”.

 

We are confident that IFC will complement tenants’ green credentials and benefit companies in areas of long-term energy savings as well as enhancing productivity and overall well-being of their employees”.

 

According to The World Bank, in 2004, the building sector accounted for more than a quarter of total energy used in Jakarta. This figure is expected to increase to nearly 40% in the next two decades. To meet pressing needs to curb greenhouse gases in Jakarta, a green building code was developed with the aim of reducing energy consumption from large commercial and high-rise residential buildings by 26% by 2020, which is equivalent to about 2.7 million tons of carbon dioxide per annum.

 

Leveraging innovative green technology, IFC Tower 2 is expected to yield overall savings of about 32% and more than 62,000 m3 in energy and water consumption per annum respectively.

 

Some of the eco-breakthroughs include:

  • • double-glazed low emission glass to reduce heat transfer while providing occupants an optimal indoor
  • working environment;
  • • recycling of rain water for irrigation;
  • • highly-efficient chiller plant system;
  • • installation of water-and energy-efficient fittings in common areas;
  • • green building monitor system to analyse and optimise energy usage;
  • • naturally ventilated sky garden to provide tenants respite in a natural environment;
  • • extensive use of drought tolerant plants to reduce water usage; as well as use of eco-friendly materials during the construction of the development, to name a few.

 

Mr Sam added, “This stems from Keppel Land’s belief that going green is no longer an option, but a responsibility. We are committed to do our part by developing properties that has minimal impact on the environment while enhancing the quality of life for the communities”.

 

“We are confident that IFC Tower 2 will attract multinational and local corporations seeking a green business address in the heart of Jakarta’s central business district”.

 

Committed to high green standards in Indonesia, Jakarta Garden City (Phase 1), a Keppel Land-led township project in East Jakarta, was also the first residential development in Indonesia to be conferred the BCA Green Mark Gold Award In 2011.

 

To-date, Keppel Land has garnered a total of 32 Green Mark Awards for its Singapore and overseas properties since 2006.

 

Keppel Land remains committed to grow with Indonesia over the long term and will continue to seek opportunities in Jakarta and Indonesia as a whole to cater to the rising demand for quality offices and homes.

 

ABOUT THE BCA GREEN MARK AWARDS

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in our surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities.

 

Launched in January 2005, the BCA Green Mark scheme aims to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders when they start project conceptualisation and design, as well as during construction.

The BCA Green Mark provides a meaningful differentiation of buildings in the real estate market. It is a benchmarking scheme which incorporates internationally-recognised best practices in environmental design and performance.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_buildings.html