HarbourFront Centre gets Green Mark Platinum cert

The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) has awarded HarbourFront Centre a Green Mark Platinum certificate under the “Existing Buildings” category.

The highest rating for green buildings in Singapore recognises developments which are energy efficient.

Mapletree Investments, which owns HarbourFront Centre, retrofitted the 33-year old building with a more energy efficient central chiller plant in 2009.

Since then, the 13-storey complex – with 120 offices – has improved the efficiency of its air-conditioning system by 50 per cent.

It has helped to save about 1.3 million kilowatt per hour of energy annually.

Together with other energy saving initiatives, Mapletree has been able to reduce its electricity costs at HarbourFront by over 30 per cent.

Mapletree has also attained the Green Mark Gold Award for its latest retail project, the Alexandra Retail Centre.

The centre, which will take over the current retail space at the PSA Building, will occupy three floors.

It will be equipped with energy and water saving systems, which could translate into cost savings of S$170,000 annually.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 17 Jan 2011

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