Nominated to represent Malaysia in WGBC’s Award
Sunway Group clinched the inaugural award in the Business Leadership category, bestowed by the Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC) at the inaugural Leadership in Sustainability Awards. With this, Sunway will be recommended to be Malaysia’s representative in the upcoming World Green Building Council (WGBC) Asia Pacific Regional Network’s Business Leadership in Sustainability Awards.
The panel of judges is chaired by eminent architect Ar Dato’ Dr’ Kenneth Yeang, complemented by a panel of juries comprising the Presidents of PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia), ACEM (Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia) and MGBC (Malaysia Green Building Confederation).
Sunway is known for its conscientious green efforts and sustainability exercise since it first started business 40 years ago, transforming a tin-mining wasteland into an integrated township, Sunway Resort City, which is also Malaysia’s first green township as certified by Green Building Index (GBI).
“My team has come along with me in this journey to create a brighter future for Malaysia. We constantly strive to innovate for progress and to create a sustainable lifestyle that is in greater sync with nature,” said Tan Sri Jeffrey, Sunway Group founder and chairman, attributing the award to his team and the community it serves throughout the nation.
“Sunway Resort City is a bustling hive of activity as a result of balanced development – where people live, works, play, learn, shop and be in the pink at the same time, all within the same neighbourhood.
We had transplanted more than 25,000 trees in Bandar Sunway to rehabilitate the wasteland. The trees today collectively absorbing more than 450 tons of carbon dioxide annually – from zero to 450 tons,” added Tan Sri Jeffrey.
Sunway City Ipoh, recipient of FIABCI Malaysia, is Sunway’s second township which adopted the development principles pioneered in Sunway Resort City. The 1380-acre Sunway City Ipoh is built around the 260 million year old undulating limestone hills and 50% of the development remain untouched today.
It its continuous effort to ensure green living in Sunway Resort City, Sunway partners with Prasarana Nasional Bhd contributing almost RM100 million out of the RM551 million total cost to build the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Malaysia’s first elevated electric bus project, which is environmentally friendly, and will add to the convenience of a projected population of 500,000 around Bandar Sunway and USJ areas. The BRT will connect to Setia Jaya KTM station and the USJ 6 LRT station.
Sunway has also recently clinched the Frost & Sullivan Builder of the Year award under the Best of the Best category, and the Putra Brand (Gold) award under the property development category.