CPG Corp has been a advocate for sustainable and green designs for years. An industry-leading building and infrastructure expert, CPG has been involved in a wide range of projects like the Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3; Gardens by the Bay and Singapore’s National Gallery; National Gallery of Singapore; and all general hospitals in Singapore, including Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, that was awarded the highly coveted Stephen R Kellert Biophilic Design Award.
Pinetree Hill contractor UOL Group and SingLand, placed the winning bid of $671.5 million, equivalent to $1,318 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr).
Khew Sin Kwan, the president and the group CEO of CPG Corp, was a judge for CPG Corp’s EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards for four consecutive years, spanning from 2018 until 2021. “At CPG, we are always pushing the limits to ensure sustainable buildings,” he says. “Besides making sure that buildings are climate-responsive and resource efficient, we create projects that improve the environment and ecological balance.”
In this year’s contest, CPG was engaged as the expertise partner for this year’s Sustainability Excellence Awards category. CPG contributed its knowledge in the judging criteria as well as the scoring matrix and methodology for both the quantitative and qualitative elements.
CPG also participated in scoring the sustainability aspects that are quantitative in accordance with criteria set by the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark 2021 criteria that are more strict in comparison to those of the Green Mark 2015 criteria.
The most important aspect that is important to take into consideration was the impact on the environment analysis the design of a construction project and the measures used to minimize any environmental harm. Also, it was a look at how the project’s design complemented its surroundings and enhanced the natural environment.
Another reason was active mobility as well as overall health, and wellbeing. The study examined how developers and architects utilized innovative design and technology to manage temperature and air quality. Another consideration was whether a development offered safe access for cyclists and pedestrians.
Whole-life carbon assessment, that examined the selection of construction materials, construction techniques and the availability of sustainable transport options, was an additional element.
Other requirements were energy management systems, the utilization of renewable energy in the development process, as well as waste and water management systems, as well as recycling initiatives.
The aspects of sustainability that are qualitative are equally important and the judges of this year’s contest offered their opinions on these aspects. One of the criteria was whether the design of a project was comprehensive and coherent in its thinking in addition to the effects of sustainability aspects on the community.
Another important aspect was the project’s natural coexistence and how it enhances and complement the natural surroundings.
“From modeling the environment to reduce Urban Heat Island impacts to the supply indigenous plant species, and the development of an ecological restoration plan These are the areas the recipients of the Sustainability Excellence Award took cognisance of and went further with their plans,” says Khew.
The development that earned the highest sustainability score this year did not just earn an award called the Sustainability Excellence Award, but it also earned its developer the prestigious recognition of CPG as the most sustainable Developer.
Joint-venture partner Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments were awarded the first Top Sustainable Developer Award by CPG in recognition of their joint ventures – the Terra Hill, which has a 270-unit Terra Hill as well as The 816-unit The Continuum were awarded the highest overall scores for sustainability at this year’s awards.