BCI Asia Awards 2017 Lists LBS Bina Among Malaysia’s Top 10 Developers
Petaling Jaya, 15 May 2017 – Aligned to the aspirations of the Green Malaysia Plan, Malaysia’s construction and building industry has been progressively embracing green building practices, reducing irreversible impacts to the ecosystem from consumed energy and produced waste. In recognition of its efforts in support of this endeavour, home-grown developer, LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS Bina) was recently listed in the Top 10 Developers category at the BCI Asia Awards (BCIAA) 2017.
The property developer’s flagship luxury development, D’ Island Residence, proved to be the lynchpin with its integrated eco-friendly features. LBS Bina Group Berhad Executive Director, Dato’ Sri Daniel Lim Hock Sing accepted the recognition at the BCIAA 2017 – Top 10 Developer Awards gala dinner held recently at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
“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. We take 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,” explained Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Lim Hock San.
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 on developments built on former tin mines by showcasing the potential and economic value of developments in 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,” Tan Sri Lim said.
LBS Bina designed each landed residential unit to include rainwater harvesting systems with the aim of conserving water. Each home is 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 were built with the aim of encouraging home owners to reduce the use of electricity by means of 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 developer also took steps to maintain the cleanliness of the 1,000-acre lake surrounding the township. Additionally, measures were set in place to ensure ongoing construction would not affect the lake’s water quality.
The BCIAA 2017 – Top 10 Developer Awards is a prestigious annual event that honours architecture and developer firms with the most significant contribution towards sustainable developments in the seven regional markets across Asia namely, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. For more than a decade, BCI Asia, through the Top Ten Awards, has awarded top companies for their 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.
To be shortlisted as BCI Asia’s Top Ten Developers / Architects 2017, a firm has to be commissioned as a Developer / Architect for a project reported in BCI Asia’s LeadManager Service (an online repository of current construction projects) between 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 at the ‘Main Contractor Awarded’ stage. Projects associated with a green building certification will receive a higher rating by BCI Asia. Developments in Malaysia with a GBI certification received a BCI Rating of 1.5. Meanwhile, developments with a GBI Silver, Gold or Platinum recognition received a BCI Rating of 2, 2.5 or 3 respectively. Firms with a greater portfolio of sustainable projects will have higher odds to make it into the Top Ten Awards.
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