9 October 2013
THE Marinox Sky Villas in Tanjung Tokong is the first high-rise development in Penang to be certified the ‘Green Building Index (GBI) Provisional Gold Rating’.
Scheduled for completion in 2016, the project undertaken by developer Masmeyer Development Sdn Bhd epitomises sustainability and incorporates many environmental friendly features.
Masmeyer Holdings managing director Datuk Choo Beng Kai said the project was crafted with emphasis on space, design and environment. The emphasis is on fulfilling their obligation to their buyers who deserve quality home and life.
“We have an obligation to our buyers. They deserve quality home and life.That’s how the concept of green building comes into the picture.”
“We focus on the building’s impact towards human health, the environment during the building’s life cycle through better sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal,” he said.
Choo told reporters before receiving the GBI certificate from state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow during a simple presentation ceremony at Traders Hotel on Thursday.
Present to witness the ceremony were Greenbuildingindex Sdn Bhd technical committee member Lam Kim Seong, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce president Datuk Seri Choot Ewe Seng and Penang Rehda chairman Datuk Jerry Chan Fook Sing.
The GBI is Malaysia’s green rating tool for buildings and towns meant to promote sustainability in the built-environment and raise awareness of environmental issues among developers, architects, engineers, planners, designers, contractors and the public.
At Unitech, we wish to congratulate Masmeyer for the achievements and we are proud to be associated with this first GBI-Gold project in Penang. Further to the news reported on 25 June 2013, we are pleased to announce that Bulk Earthworks have been completed while Piling Works based on Bored Pile System are currently in progress. Tender for Main Contract Works has been completed and the Employer will decide the award of the successful Main Contractor soon.