Malaysia’s construction and building industry (BCI) has been progressively embracing green building practices, recognising developers annually for achieving new heights while keeping the ecosystem in mind.
This year, it has placed LBS Bina Group Bhd among the Top 10 developers in the country who share this outlook at the recently concluded BCI Asia Awards 2017.
LBS Bina’s flagship luxury development D’ Island Residence proved to be the lynchpin, with its integrated eco-friendly features earning the company and its brand special recognition.
LBS Bina Group’s executive director Dato’ Sri Daniel Lim Hock Sing, who received the Top 10 award on behalf of the company during a gala dinner at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, said: “Quality developments and quality of life go hand in hand. We are constantly driven by our passion to design inspiring living spaces that enrich and compliment the lifestyles of our home buyers.”
Lim said the company takes pride in thoughtfully designing developments which incorporate practical and eco-friendly elements.
“A good example is our flagship luxury development, D’ Island Residence, which was transformed from a tin mining area into a desirable eco-friendly township for urbanites to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.”
The exclusive D’ Island Residence development is considered a conservation initiative by the developer as the area was originally a tin mining location. Believing in its potential, LBS Bina took on the task of transforming and upscaling the land into a thoughtfully designed township, making sure to leverage on its natural surroundings.
In addition to transforming this parcel of land, LBS Bina was determined to transform the general perception of developments built on former tin mines, by showcasing the potential and economic value of developing such locations.
“We are very honoured to receive this prestigious recognition. This is another feather in our cap as we pursue our vision of becoming an internationally recognised developer. We look forward to bringing more inspiring and eco-friendly offerings in the near future,” Lim said.
Among the highlights at D’Island Residence is the fact that each landed residential unit features a rainwater harvesting system with the aim of conserving water. All homes are also thoughtfully designed to leverage on natural resources, including the allowance of smooth air ventilation throughout the home and natural sunlight to illuminate key areas.
These features aim to encouraging home owners to reduce the use of electricity via air conditioning and lighting. This feature is further extended to the public areas around D’ Island Residence in the form of energy efficient LED streetlights, which typically consume 25 per cent to 80 per cent less energy compared to regular High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lamps, thus creating an eco-friendly environment.
Going the extra mile, the LBS Bina has also taken steps to maintain the cleanliness of the 1,000-acre lake surrounding the township. Additional measures were set in place to ensure ongoing construction would not affect the lake’s water quality.
BCI Asia’s Top 10 Developer Awards is a prestigious annual event that honours architecs and development firms that have contributed significantly towards the creation of sustainable developments in the seven regional markets across Asia. These include Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The award aims to recognise and encourage property firms to play a greater role in shaping the built environment of tomorrow, enabling the market to better understand the important roles these firms play and their impact, both socially and on the environment.