Sustainability

IOI Properties Group Berhad (“IOIPG”) is committed towards upholding the principles of sustainability and corporate responsibility (“CR”) values in its developments, and delivering value creation to its customers by:

  • Incorporating design principles and adopting work practices with due consideration for energy conservation and the environment; and
  • Promoting activities which contribute to the safety and vibrancy of its communities.

In line with this policy, IOIPG sources construction materials and products locally which reduce transportation cost and air pollution, adopts design features which harness natural light, encourage cross and natural ventilation, reduces dependency on mechanical systems which consume energy and incorporate energy management systems to help reduce overall energy consumption and carbon footprints.

The following sustainability aims and features are incorporated within IOIPG’s developments:

Commercial High-Rise Buildings

  • To obtain Green Building Index ("GBI") or Green Mark Certification.
  • To orientate buildings towards North South direction to reduce heat and sun glare.
  • To incorporate energy management modules in its building automation system.

Residential Buildings

  • To adopt cross ventilation designs where applicable.
  • To naturally ventilate all bathrooms without the use of exhaust fans through strategically-placed windows.
  • To adopt an open concept with high ceilings to enhance natural lighting and ventilation.
  • To orientate buildings towards North South direction to reduce heat and glare.
  • To incorporate vertical plantings to enhance beauty aesthetics and reduce carbon footprints.
  • To incorporate solar water heating systems.
  • To install rainwater harvesting systems for irrigation purpose.

Other than incorporating environmentally-neutral design principles and fittings in IOIPG’s buildings, the same considerations are given to projects which are mainly non-building based. For example, in the course of refurbishing its Palm Garden Golf Club, rigorous considerations were given to minimise impact to the existing environment. More than 85% of the trees (or 2,191 trees) at the old site were transplanted to the new site and the trees achieved a remarkable survival rate of more than 95%. Besides that, more than 80% of the planting material requirements for the course was sourced, propagated and/or transplanted at site. The onsite propagation helped to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution which would otherwise have resulted from the need to buy and transport these materials over long distances.

IOIPG’s CR efforts extend to supporting philanthropic and various community initiatives undertaken by Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, a charitable foundation established in 1994 by the founder of IOI Group, Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng. Volunteerism runs in the core of IOIPG where every employee is strongly encouraged to play a defining part in making a difference in the community.

 

 
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