Keppel garners multiple accolades from the Building and Construction Authority in 2020
The Keppel Group has garnered multiple awards from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in 2020 in recognition of its commitment to sustainability and excellence in the built environment. These include residential developments, commercial properties and data centres, as the Group leverages its capabilities and resources to provide solutions for sustainable urbanisation, which are good for the planet, for people and for Keppel.
Earlier this month, Keppel Land was conferred the prestigious BCA Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) for the second consecutive year. The award recognises leading progressive developers and builders for their commitment and consistent achievement in developing high-quality buildings through workmanship excellence and quality assurance programmes.
Mr Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel Land, said, “At Keppel, we align ourselves with international benchmarks of excellence, including stringent quality management systems and high environmental standards, to ensure that each property is built for the long-term well being and benefit of its occupants and the community. We are honoured that our efforts in creating well-built, thoughtfully designed and sustainable properties have been recognised by BCA. This will spur us on in our continuous pursuit of excellence.”
In addition to the BCA Quality Excellence Award, in December 2020, Keppel Bay Tower, owned and operated by Keppel Land, became the first commercial building in Singapore to be certified as a Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building by the BCA. Other notable awards garnered by Keppel Land this year for its projects in Singapore include the BCA Construction Excellence Award (Merit) for Highline Residences, the BCA Universal Design Mark Gold (Design) Award for The Garden Residences, as well as the BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Awards for its latest residential developments, The Reef at King’s Dock and 19 Nassim. In China, Phase 2 of Serenity Villas, Keppel Land’s residential development in Chengdu, achieved the BCA Green Mark Gold Award. In addition, Keppel Land also won the BCA SGBuilds Awards in the Developer category for its projects in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Earlier this year, Marina Bay Financial Centre Towers 1 and 2, as well as the subterranean mall, Marina Bay Link Mall, were re-certified with the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award. Keppel REIT owns a 33.3% interest in the Marina Bay Financial Centre integrated development. Marina Bay Financial Centre has myriad sustainable features, including an outdoor weather station that measures external temperatures used as set-points for indoor air conditioning, LED lighting fixtures, as well as green building monitors that publish energy and water consumption.
Meanwhile, Keppel DC Singapore 2 (KDC SGP 2) was re-certified with the BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Award, while Keppel DC Singapore 5 (KDC SGP 5) achieved the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award in 2020. KDC SGP 2 and KDC SGP 5 are owned by Keppel DC REIT and operated by Keppel Data Centres. The data centres are equipped with environmentally friendly features such as high-efficiency cooling technologies. Energy and water management systems are also used to monitor and minimise resource usage of the data centres, while ensuring that they meet their performance requirements.
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BCA Awards received by Keppel in 2020
About Keppel Land
Keppel Land is the property arm of Keppel Corporation, one of Singapore's flagship multinational companies with a global footprint in more than 20 countries. Keppel Corporation provides solutions for sustainable urbanisation, focusing on energy & environment, urban development, connectivity and asset management.
As a multi-faceted property company, Keppel Land provides innovative real estate solutions with its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments, investment-grade commercial properties and integrated townships.
Keppel Land is geographically diversified in Asia, with Singapore, China and Vietnam as its key markets, while it continues to scale up in other markets such as Indonesia and India.
About Keppel Data Centres
Keppel Data Centres Holding (Keppel Data Centres) is a 70-30 joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land, both subsidiaries of Keppel Corporation.
Keppel Data Centres has a track record of more than a decade in owning, developing and managing high-quality carrier-neutral data centre facilities that support mission-critical computer systems. Strongly committed to environmentally sustainable business practices, Keppel Data Centres offers a comprehensive range of wholesale, build-to-suit and co-location solutions built to the highest industry standards.
Keppel T&T is also the sponsor of Keppel DC REIT, the first data centre Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Asia and on the SGX-ST. Keppel Data Centres, together with other members of Keppel Group, owns and operates a global portfolio of more than 20 data centres located in key data centre hubs across Asia Pacific and Europe.
About Keppel REIT
Keppel REIT was listed by way of an introduction on 28 April 2006. It is one of Asia’s leading REITs with a portfolio of premium Grade A commercial assets in prime business and financial districts pan-Asia.
Keppel REIT’s objective is to generate stable income and long-term growth for Unitholders by owning and investing in a portfolio of quality income-producing commercial real estate and real estate-related assets in Singapore and pan-Asia.
The REIT has assets under management of approximately $8 billion in Singapore, key Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as Seoul, South Korea.
Keppel REIT is sponsored by Keppel Land Limited, one of Asia's leading property companies. It is managed by Keppel REIT Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital). Keppel Capital is a premier asset manager in Asia with a diversified portfolio in real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets.
About Keppel DC REIT
Listed on 12 December 2014, Keppel DC REIT is the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST).
Keppel DC REIT's investment strategy is to principally invest, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets which are used primarily for data centre purposes, as well as real estate related assets.
The REIT is managed by Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.. Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital) has a 50% interest in the Manager, with the remaining interest held by Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T). Keppel Capital is a premier asset manager in Asia with assets under management comprising real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets.
Keppel T&T, the Sponsor of the REIT, has also granted Rights of First Refusal (ROFR) to the REIT for future acquisition opportunities of its data centre assets.
The Manager's key objectives are to provide the REIT's Unitholders with regular and stable distributions, as well as achieve long-term growth while maintaining an optimal capital structure.
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