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Shaw Tower has been awarded the sought-after Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) certification in accordance with the most recent 2021 standards – the first commercial grade A construction in Singapore to be awarded this prestigious distinction. It also received three more badges to show its well-being and health, as well as efficiency and maintenance.
As the first commercial Grade-A building to meet the required higher standards, Shaw Tower will demonstrate how workplaces in Singapore are more sustainable and healthier from conception and construction all the way to the completion stage and beyond. In the Singapore Green Building Masterplan announced in the year 2000 80% of new buildings measured in Gross Floor Area (GFA) are required to have BCA Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) certified by 2030.
“Shaw Tower is expected to become a state-of the modern sustainable commercial project in Singapore as well as serving as a hub for community, similar to what it has been in the past,” says Raymond Chan, Managing Director for Shaw Group of Companies, Hong Kong. “We are delighted with the confirmation from the authorities and other leading organizations that the brand new Shaw Tower is on the right path to meet the lofty goals we set for it to not only become a place of work in into the near future but also for future generations.”
The brand new Shaw Tower will deliver greater than sixty% energy savings through the use of an advanced hybrid air conditioning system, intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) lighting, and tenants’ power-management strategies. This will drastically decrease the footprint on the environment of Shaw Tower while reducing the impact of the impact of climate change during the transition towards a carbon-free industry.
Rooftop solar photovoltaic panels , along with a wind turbine can also produce renewable energy and improve the energy efficiency that the house.
Shaw Tower will use smart facilities management systems that are powered with the IoT ecosystem to automatically monitor and alter indoor air quality and lighting levels to achieve maximum thermal comfort and energy efficiency. It will also record the occupancy of buildings and space utilization information to improve workplace strategy.
High-performance air filtration and sterilisation equipment cleanse the air in the tower to improve air circulation for the health of humans. This is aided through Indoor Air Quality monitoring systems and controls that react automatically to changes in the quality of air caused by changing occupancy levels or other elements.
The building’s amenities include a gym, a post-trip facilities that promote healthier travel and 15,700 square feet of dining and retail options including the rooftop restaurant.
With buildings generating more than 20% of the local carbon footprint Development director Lendlease continues to collaborate with partners who share the same values, as well as supporters such as BCA as well as Shaw Towers Realty Pte Ltd to assist Singapore build more sustainable and healthier structures to serve the community today and in the future.
Additionally, in addition to having the BCA Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) accolade, the brand new Shaw Tower is the first building in construction to be built in Singapore as well as Asia to be awarded it the WiredScore Platinum award – the highest possible rating – to recognize its connectivity standards to the internet as a modern workplace that supports technologically-driven methods of working.
It’s Singapore’s first commercial building of a high-rise grade A under construction to be certified from the International WELL Building Institute, which is aiming for WELL V2 Core Gold, boosting the well-being of both visitors and tenants.
The brand new Shaw Tower will also become a project that has been certified ABC Waters through the Public Utilities Board for its lush green cascading cascading gardens, which are atop the podium area and two sky terraces located at the top and middle of the tower. They provide biophilic zones that will further improve the health and well-being of future visitors and occupants.
“It isn’t an easy feat to get the the first BCA Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) award in accordance with the most recent 2021 standards for a commercial building of a new grade in addition to other awards of WiredScore as well as PUB,” says Ng Hsueh Ling the executive director of Singapore and chairperson, Lendlease Global Commercial Trust Management, Lendlease.