Marina at Keppel Bay ups the ante in sustainable waterfront developments

The Marina’s green accolades - BCA Green Mark Gold and Clean Marina accreditation - reinforce Keppel Bay as one of the world’s most sustainable precincts offering a true and complete waterfront lifestyle.

Marina at Keppel Bay has been conferred the Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, as well as the Clean Marina accreditation by the Marina Industry Association of Australia (MIAA).

Marina at Keppel Bay is part of the world-class waterfront precinct of Keppel Bay, which comprises an office building, Keppel Bay Tower, as well as two residential properties - Reflections and Caribbean at Keppel Bay.

It is the 26th development under Keppel Land to receive this green accolade since 2006. Both Reflections at Keppel Bay and Keppel Bay Tower were conferred the BCA Green Mark Gold Award in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Mr Kevin Wong, Group CEO of Keppel Land, said, “Keppel Bay redefines true and sustainable waterfront living in Singapore and the region. Beyond awards, this green accolade reaffirms our commitment to develop buildings that have minimal impact on the environment. This is increasingly relevant as environmental issues continue to dominate global agendas and eco-consciousness becomes ever more widespread.

“Balancing social responsibility with economic viability, we are committed to ‘green’ all our properties and have set as a benchmark for all our projects in Singapore and overseas the target of achieving at least the BCA Green Mark Gold standard or its equivalent overseas.”

Incorporating some of the latest in green technology, the clubhouse and F&B outlets at Marina at Keppel Bay is expected to achieve overall savings of 14.3 per cent in energy consumption, resulting in annual savings of more than 305,000 kWh or close to $61,000, and reduction of 152.5 tonnes of carbon emission.

Mr Tan Tian Chong, Director of Technology Development of BCA, said, “We are heartened that the BCA Green Mark scheme is widely adopted, thereby reinforcing the importance of sustainable development in today’s environment. We believe that members and visitors to Marina at Keppel Bay will reap the benefits of being within an environmentally sustainable environment.”

Some of Marina at Keppel Bay’s green features include the installation of motion sensors, as well as flow-regulator taps and low-capacity water systems to reduce energy and water consumption within its clubhouse and F&B outlets. Within the carpark, LED lights ensure the area remains well lit without consuming too much energy, while sensors keep the level of carbon monoxide within acceptable levels, which in turn reduces the need for mechanical ventilation fans.

Separately, Marina at Keppel Bay has also become the first in Asia to achieve the Clean Marina Level 3 accreditation by the MIAA. A Level 3 accreditation signifies that the Marina has been independently audited by a trained and qualified Clean Marina consultant, and has met the 124 environmental assessment criteria in areas such as fuelling, waste storage and disposal, emergency planning and management of environmental practices.

The Marina is the first in the region to offer a reticulated vacuum sewer pump-out system to ensure sewage from vessels is not discharged into the waters. Boat owners are also encouraged to use biodegradable washing liquids and detergents when cleaning their yachts.

Keppel Land has also set environmental performance targets which include reducing its carbon footprint by ensuring at least 40 per cent of construction materials are sourced within 1,000 km and using building materials with at least 20 per cent recycled content for new developments.

The BCA Green Mark Scheme was launched in January 2005 to promote sustainability in the built environment. The Scheme incorporates best practices in environmental design and construction, and the adoption of green building technologies.

For more information, please contact:
Grace Chia
Senior Manager
Keppel Group Corporate Communications
Tel: 64136 434 / 9694 1328


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