This makes it the country’s first commercial development to be awarded this rating from BCA. KL Sentral Park is situated in Lot E of the integrated transport hub KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
“In line with MRCB Land’s commitment towards sustainable development, we are glad that KL Sentral Park has successfully met the Green Mark’s Platinum standards,” said Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) chief executive officer, Mohamed Razeek Hussain in a statement on Tuesday Jan 26. MRCB Land is the property division of MRCB.
The BCA Green Mark rates a building’s environmental impact and performance. The initiative was launched in 2005 to promote sustainability and raise awareness among developers, designers and builders.
Located adjacent to Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral Park is a development comprising contemporary office buildings, high-end retail shops, business centers, hospitality zones and green spaces.
With a gross floor area of 982,000 sq ft and a gross development value of RM720 million, construction for the building has commenced and is slated for completion in 2011.
Mohamed Razeek said MRCB Land would continue to integrate environmentally sustainable practices with all its future developments.
As of last year, all major new projects undertaken by the company would comply with reputable accreditation bodies. The commitment to sustainability has become a key performance indicator for the group’s investment projects.
MRCB Land is presently developing several projects that adopt Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI) and the US’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
The Lot G Office Tower 1 at KL Sentral has also received pre-certification for the LEED’s Silver rating and GBI certification whilst Nu Sentral, the retail mall component of Lot G, is set to be the country’s first retail mall with BCA Greenmark and GBI certification.
Another building in KL Sentral called 348 Sentral by GSB Sentral Sdn Bhd will also be Malaysia’s first high-rise commercial building to achieve a GBI Gold Rating.
An artist's impression of KL Sentral Park (Pix courtesy of MRCB Land)