PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7 design received a 4-diamond and 3- diamond recognition respectively at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge ceremony held recently. This recognition from the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is carried out in collaboration with Malaysia Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC).
“We are happy to receive our third recognition for Low Carbon City Framework design for both Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7. This shows that our newer townships are mindfully planned with consideration for ESG elements in line with the Gamuda Green Plan,” said Gamuda Land chief executive officer Chu Wai Lune, who received the recognition from Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii. Also present was MGTC chief executive officer Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor.
Both townships scored high in energy reduction with Gamuda Gardens contributing savings up to 17% while twentyfive7 will reduce approximately 10% compared to business-as-usual design. The building design of Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7 which will contribute to energy savings include using passive design strategies such as building orientation, roof insulation, window and door opening sizes for natural ventilation and daylighting.
The two townships obtained a full 5-diamond rating for their greenery planning with plans to increase tree planting density for residential and commercial properties, through the Miyawaki technique, and planting tree species with a higher sequestration rate. The carbon sequestration potential increase for Gamuda Gardens is 156.4% above business-as-usual design and 127.4% for twentyfive7.
“Evaluated across four areas, we anticipate that the implementation of low carbon city strategies will see Gamuda Gardens reducing 42,788 tCO2 (total carbon dioxide) and 13,185 tCO2 for twentyfive7 against the baseline set if compared to the business-as-usual design of a township – equivalent to 30% and 20% overall reduction respectively by the year 2030,” said Chu.