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Mapletree Business City Wins FIABCI Singapore Award for Sustainable Development and SIA-NParks Skyrise Greenery Award
11 Oct 2011

Singapore – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that its signature development Mapletree Business City (“MBC”) has added two more awards accolades to its growing list of accolades. The first was conferred the Federation Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers (FIABCI) Singapore Property Awards 2011 in the Sustainable Development Category. In addition, MBC was also conferred the Merit award by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and National Parks Board (NParks) for the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 at an award ceremony on Tuesday, 3 October 2011.

Commending MBC’s latest triumphs, Mr. Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree said, “The FIABCI Singapore Property award for Sustainable Development is an acknowledgement of Mapletree’s efforts in conceiving Mapletree Business City as an environmentally-friendly business development for the modern corporation. The award also reinforces Mapletree’s capabilities in, and commitment towards, investing in cutting-edge technologies, green designs and environmentally-friendly building maintenance procedures, which will translate into long term benefits for our internal and external stakeholders. ”

“We are also very pleased that Mapletree Business City has been conferred a Merit award at the recent Singapore Institute of Architects – NParks Skyrise Greenery Award 2011. This achievement recognises Mapletree’s efforts in incorporating extensive landscaping at Mapletree Business City to improve its aesthetics and reduce the urban island heat effect and indirectly, the carbon footprint at this development,” Mr Hiew added.

FIABCI is a non-profit, international federation comprising 120 professional real estate organisations in 60 countries. Nominees in the FIABCI Singapore Sustainable Development Category were assessed on the development’s energy saving features, natural lighting capacity and conservation or harvesting of rain water for use.

In conferring the award to MBC, the jury for the FIABCI Singapore Property awards cited its design, lush landscaping and innovative green features: “The design creates an integrated business park development incorporating innovative green technologies. There is extensive use of terracing and cascading planters creating a conducive ambience for the working environment. Ample green features were introduced including a district cooling system, green roof, and rain water harvesting system as well as incorporating innovative swimming pool heating harnessing waste heat from condenser water.”

As one of three winners in the FIABCI Singapore Property Awards 2011 Sustainable Development Category, MBC has qualified for the international 2012 Prix d’Excellence Awards at the FIABCI 63rd World Congress to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in May 2012.

About Mapletree Business City

Located just five minutes from the HarbourFront Precinct and 15 minutes from the Central Business District, MBC comprises one 18-storey office block, one 17-storey business park block and another two 14-storey business park blocks joined at the higher floor. Completed in April 2010, MBC was conceived as an integrated business hub featuring a first-class business park with grade-A specifications and complete with recreation amenities and offers a net lettable area of about 1.7 million square feet.

MBC features energy-efficient infrastructure systems that could save a total of about 12 million KWH of energy and cut carbon emissions by some 6,300 metric tons annually. In addition, this award-winning development incorporates water conservation measures which could reduce water consumption by approximately 94,000 m3.

To date, MBC has garnered several international awards including the Green GOOD DESIGNTM award (2011), CNBC Asia-Pacific Property Award in the Best Commercial Redevelopment (four stars) category (2009) and the ‘Highly Commended’ category for Best Urban Design and Master Planning Award by Cityscape Real Estate Asia (2009).

About the FIABCI Singapore Property Award

The FIABCI Singapore Property Award recognizes excellence in real estate development projects or individual properties in terms of design, aesthetics, functionality, contribution to the built environment and community at large. It represents an outstanding achievement which developers, professionals and property owners aspire to attain. It bestows upon the winner the right to use the coveted award logo recognized extensively through the FIABCI network.

About the SIA-NParks Skyrise Greenery Awards

Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and the National Parks Board (NParks), the Skyrise Greenery Awards (SGA) is into its fourth year, and aims to promote and recognise the greening of urban developments. The submissions are judged based several criteria which include landscape considerations that enhance a cityscape and reflect a ‘City in a Garden aspiration with lush greenery and creative designs that integrate the building and landscape.