Malaysian prime minister’s office set to be turned into green building
The office of the Malaysian prime minister is set to be turned into a green building, according to freemalaysiatoday.com.
The renovation of the Putra Perdana, which is expected to cost RM110 million (£21.23 million), is set to be completed by mid-2014. The construction work of Nahib Razak’s office is to be carried out KFM Holdings Sdn Bhd and its energy management solutions partner Schneider Electric.
The eco-friendly renovation is set to be complete by 2014
Eco-friendly additions to the facility will include indoor environment quality measures, the use of renewable materials and water efficiency methods. It is hoped that these new additions will create a 40 per cent energy saving.
Developers are also trying to achieve 90 points in the green building index (GBI) with the green changes. This rating takes into account eco-friendly aspects of buildings. It is used to promote sustainable constructions methods to the likes of engineers, designers, developers, architects and contractors in the country.
Talking about the development, KFM CEO Nurolamin Abas, told themalaysianreserve.com:
“The project started as a concession in October 2011, where we started with the facilities management project at first and then we worked towards the execution of the project.”
He continued: “We have embarked on the construction of the project due to be fully commissioned by May 2014.”
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 23 September 2013