Selangor Journal

MPSJ encourages developers to include green elements

BY: NORHAYATI UMOR
SUBANG JAYA, DEC 1: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) always encourages developers to implement ‘Green Building Initiatives’, a green development policy, in its jurisdiction.
Yang Dipertua Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said this can reduce negative environmental effects and ultimately save resources.
“As a green municipality, MPSJ is always working towards creating a more sustainable and prosperous environment.
“This is in accordance with the 2030 MPSJ Green City Action Plan, which is a combination of the 2013-2030 MPSJ Strategic Plan, 2020 MPSJ Local Plan (Amendment 2), 2013 MPSJ Road Transport and Traffic Plan, and the Low-Carbon City Framework (LCCF),” he said.
He was speaking after officiating the Wisma Mercedes Benz and Wisma Hap Seng in Bandar Kinrara Puchong.
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Nor Hisham said, the six-storey building was designed to be sustainable with emphasis on the use of energy, improving and protecting the ecosystem, as well as increasing water and air quality.
He said itwould ultimately reduces toxic waste and protects the environment. This is also the first industrial building to be awarded the ‘Gold Certification Of Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design (LEED)’.
“The building interior features green technology that has a ‘rain harvesting system’ to harvest rainwater, natural lightings as well as good ventilation and green facilities such as parking area for bicycles and hybrid cars.
“The building is also located near Alam Sutera LRT to facilitate transportation, and at the same time increase quality of air, sound and health, besides also reducing traffic congestions,” he said.
With this achievement, he hopes that more developers will be more concerned and aware of the importance of sustainable environment and development.
“Environmentally friendly development is more valuable compared to merely normal development, in realising MPSJ’s goal of becoming a green city by 2030,” he said.

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