Green houses make a statement in sustainability

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By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.my

The demand for living space has always been at odds with the environment—a timeless tug of war between civilisational needs and the prudence of conservation. The idea of pursuing one while sacrificing the other isn’t an appealing notion, and environmentally conscious house buyers are now giving voiceless nature a say in this materialistic world.

Those who believe in green developments can check out the winners of the StarProperty.my Awards 2019 category—The Earth Conscious Developments Award and find out more:

The Earth Conscious Developments Award goes to the development built with sustainability in mind. The development should showcase environmentally-friendly elements in its planning, design and construction. The winning development encourages environmental sustainability and inspires ecological responsibility as a way of life.

Menara JLand

The first for Johor’s green office development

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Menara JLand sets the benchmark as Johor’s first Grade ‘A’ green office building with GBI Gold Certification and built to MSC standards. It is an integration of high performance elements comprising intelligent design, functional space, meticulous allocation of amenities and energy efficiency.

Notable green building highlights include a double-glazed low-emission glass facade that allows 50% daylight harvesting for a more conducive working environment, and electronic air filters that provide better indoor air quality while effectively keeping out adverse pollutants from the surrounding streets.

The 37-storey office tower, strategically located in the Ibrahim International Business District, is an ideal address in Johor Bahru with facilities that include an observation deck, roof-top restaurants, sky garden and glass-floored skywalk. Menara JLand’s iconic presence has won accolades including ‘Best Office Development’ and ‘Best Green Development’ by Asia Property Awards, and ‘Best Commercial Development’ by StarProperty.my Awards 2018 Jewels of Johor.

Gamuda Gardens

Sustainable town enveloped by nature

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For town-maker Gamuda Land, building a good town is all about planning and working with nature in order to respect what was there before us. Gamuda Gardens is one such township that has been sustainably planned and designed to preserve the natural land.

Hence the homes are built around the undulating terrain, allowing for the creation of hillside and lakeside properties. A 50-acre central park — with five cascading lakes integrated into two waterfalls and culminating at a vibrant waterfront village — allows the community to appreciate the woodland belts, clusters of trees and wetland edges.

Preservation initiatives such as a sustainable drainage system, biodiversity audit, topsoil harvesting, reuse of rubber tree waste, planting of indigenous trees, and transplanting are carried out. Gamuda Gardens’ unique propositions will suit home owners who are looking for a beautifully crafted and tranquil environment with easy connectivity to the city.

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