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Developer aims for gold with green building efforts

May 7th, 2014 Leave a comment

IDEAL United Bintang Bhd (IUBB) is targeting to obtain the gold Green Building Index (GBI) certification for the Tree Sparina and Solaria projects in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

IUBB senior strategic design manager Gan Heng Fey said in an interview that solar panels and rain harvesting systems were among the green facilities that would be installed for the projects.

The RM375mil Tree Sparina, comprising 548 condominium units, is the first phase of the Ideal Vision Park project, while the RM300mil Solaria, a commercial cum residential high-rise scheme, is part of the One Residence project.

Gan said to get the gold GBI cer-tification, the aim of the projects was to obtain 83 points from the GBI panel, comprising representatives from the Malaysian Institute of Architects and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia.

“The panel will look at the design and the material used.

“Both the projects would be designed to have a north-south orientation, so that the units could avoid sunlight penetration from the west and east.

“We will also use aluminium screens for all the balconies to further reduce sunlight penetration.

“Lighter colours will also be used for the facade of the buildings to reduce heat absorption,” he said.

Gan said piling works had started for Tree Sparina, which was already sold out since the launch a year ago.

“The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

“We have also received overwhelming registration for Solaria, which will be launched soon,” he added.

Source: StarProperty.my

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  1. joaQuin
    May 9th, 2014 at 10:54 | #1

    GBI for Tree Sparina :) good news?

  2. Danny
    May 9th, 2014 at 11:36 | #2

    Why use aluminum screen at the balcony to block sunlight while we need more natural light to reduce the electricity usage? No so green after all.

  3. Danielle
    May 9th, 2014 at 12:06 | #3

    Danny, because the aircond power needed to cool down the sunlight heat requires more electricity then the lights you need to brighten up your unit. Sometimes you have to use your brains you know.

  4. Danny
    May 9th, 2014 at 13:57 | #4

    @Danielle

    Prefer to have more natural light and natural ventilation for cooling. I would not want to live in a house which is too dark all the time. Your aircon bill won’t be reduced with the alunimium screen anyway with all the heat trapped inside the house 24×7.

  5. aroi-kap
    May 12th, 2014 at 10:23 | #5

    aluminium screen at balcony only for those west-facing unit lar……go look at Elit Height & The Light Collection I/II (west facing units)….

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