IPC’s sustainable efforts earn it LEED certification

PETALING JAYA (May 11): IPC Shopping Centre has attained Malaysia’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the retail premise under the Operations & Maintenance rating system. The certification was obtained on April 8, 2021.

IPC is also the silver winner for EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed & Sustainable Property Awards 2021 for the 10 Years & above Retail category.

The shopping centre also earned the Green Building Index (GBI) certificate in September 2020. 

In a media statement today, the family-friendly neighbourhood mall said it has constantly renewed and improved all possible green efforts into their daily business.

The efforts include the installation of solar panels, rainwater harvesting system, food waste collection, the usage of energy saving bulbs, centre-wide segregation processes, an adherence to strict building safety governance and an avenue of Recycling & Buy-Back Centre (RBBC).

“This is in line with our vision to contribute to a better everyday life for the people and planet by committing to social and business sustainability efforts with the ambition to be climate neutral by 2030,” said IPC in the statement.

With RBBC, IPC’s average waste recycling rate is at 50% and growing with 100% participation from its tenants, said Karyn Lim, general manager of IPC Shopping Centre. 

Lim added that they collect 45 tonnes of recyclable waste monthly and four tonnes of food waste from the tenants and community.

The RBBC functions to collect recyclable materials ranging from general waste to e-waste, fabric waste, food waste, glass and Tetra Pak beverage cartons to prevent them from ending up in the landfills. 

“Sustainability has always been in our DNA. We are here for the long run and we want to continue being a staple for the community as their home away from home. We believe that our visitors’ shopping experience is shaped not only by the variety of retail offerings but also in the finer details, which tend to be overlooked. This includes comfort, security, convenience and a sense of belonging to what we stand for,” said Lim.

Through RBBC as well, IPC has partnered with Kloth and Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya to collect fabric and recyclable waste materials, respectively.

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