Shell Malaysia gets Green Building Index certification - a first in Asia Pacific region

By CARSIFU | 3 April 2019

PETALING JAYA: Shell Malaysia today achieved another milestone in its ambition for a cleaner, greener future by being the first in the Asia Pacific’s retail fuel industry to be awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) certification.

Both Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught are now recognised as ‘green buildings’ under the certification, which is Malaysia’s green rating tool to promote sustainable construction and buildings.

"Congratulations to Shell for achieving this GBI Certification for two stations, showcasing the successful balancing of profit and planet when a company is truly committed,” said Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Sri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail.

Some of the implementations include the installation of a solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system to generate clean electricity through solar supplements.

The stations also replaced conventional bathroom fittings with waterless urinals and water-saving taps.

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From left - Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs YB Chong Chieng Jen, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs YB Datuk Sri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Shairan and Green building index chairman Chen Thiam Leong.

To further help reduce energy consumption at the two stations, LED lightings were installed as well as carpool bays and electric charging station for plugin hybrid / electric vehicles.
Also, electronic display boards have been strategically positioned at the shops’ entrance to provided detailed information on energy and water consumption, temperature and carbon intensity reduction.

Shell Malaysia Trading and Shell Timur managing director Shairan Huzani Husain said that the certification came after six months of implementation for the two

“We understand the crucial role that energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. Therefore, we are always striving to look for new ways to provide cleaner energy solutions to make their life’s journeys better," he added.

The oil and gas company with a 128-year legacy in Malaysia aspires to achieve long-term sustainable, cleaner energy solutions.

This is reflected in its company-wide operations initiative that includes the Shell Eco-Marathon as well as the range of products and services provided at its one-stop retail fuel stations.