The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur has achieved the Green Building Index (GBI) certification, awarded by the GBI Accreditation Panel.
MITEC’s CEO Gunther Beissel said: “MITEC was built with a vision for its functionality as Malaysia’s largest trade and exhibition centre but also with strict intentions to ensure that the development preserves the surrounding environment.
“Being awarded with the GBI status reassures us that we are on the right track in our efforts to leave positive footprints for the environment.”
MITEC earned its stripes based on 11 winning practices that is instrumental for a venue of its size to adhere to:
- Usage of recycle material during construction
- Installation of a 70% UV repellent glass
- Rainwater harvesting
- Co2 censors and fresh air fans
- Variable speed drives in the Centre’s chiller pumps
- Motion sensor in all public toilets
- Garden watering system based on timers
- Hand basin in kitchens with censors
- Building automation system applicable
- Mould prevention system
- No chemicals water treatment for cooling towers
The MITEC CEO said he was “proud of MITECians who are very receptive to the culture of preservation, it is the little habits in every day’s operations that count and make a great difference”.
Beissel added: “The benefits of a green and well-maintained building seeps through in many ways. Tangible advantages for a building include increased property value, increased employee productivity and the platform for us to gain government and utility incentives.
“These benefits will enable MITEC to do more for the community. At the end of the day, it is about reducing carbon footprints and spreading the word out efficiently as the Centre is a massive convening point for business events.”