Shell Malaysia has been awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification, the first in Asia Pacific. Two of its stations, Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught are now recognized as ‘green buildings’. The certification is the country’s industry recognized green rating tool for buildings. It promotes sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness among Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors and the Public about environmental issues and responsibility to the future generations.
With the introduction of the new Retail Fuel category within the Green Building Index, Malaysia’s green rating tool to promote sustainable construction and buildings, it paves the way for the world of fuels to introduce more eco-friendly solutions at its stations.
Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia, commented, “When the new category for the Retail Fuel industry was introduced, we decided to put on our thinking caps to rethink and retrofit smart solutions and design elements into our stations. I am especially proud as we were able to achieve GBI Certification for these two stations within six months.
Some of the implemented GBI elements include the installation of a solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system to generate clean electricity through solar supplements, replacement of conventional bathroom fittings with waterless urinals and water saving taps, as well as monitoring systems that would alert the station of any consumption inconsistency to avoid unnecessary wastage of resources.
The benefits for Shell consumers are almost immediate, as they can feel the comfort of a cooler, well-lit station the moment they step in. The goal here is to balance both economics and ecology.
Shell in Malaysia
Shell has been around for 128 years in Malaysia, and the company’s goal has been to achieve long-term sustainable, cleaner energy solutions. This is reflected in its company-wide operations initiative such as the Shell Eco-Marathon, right down to the range of products and services at its one-stop retail fuel stations.