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Malaysian prime minister’s office set to be turned into green building

23 September 2013 No Comment

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.

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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.

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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

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