As a pioneer and one the largest foreign real estate investors in Vietnam, Keppel Land has long been a strong supporter of the efforts by the international community to combat climate change and strives to reduce its carbon footprint through technological innovations and green designs.
The company is committed to halve its Scope 1 and 2 absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 from 2020’s level, and achieve net zero by 2030.
At the panel discussion for the Sustainability Leaders’ Summit organised by Forbes Vietnam on 13 April 2023, Mr Joseph Low, President (Vietnam) of Keppel Land, highlighted that Keppel Land has been shifting its focus towards rejuvenating existing buildings into green, or even zero-energy buildings in an effort to reduce the real estate sector’s carbon footprint, providing solutions for a greener future.
Mr Joseph Low (second from left), President (Vietnam) of Keppel Land, and the other panelists at the Sustainability Leaders’ Summit organised by Forbes Vietnam on 13 April 2023.
A showpiece of Keppel Land’s sustainable urban renewal capabilities is Keppel Bay Tower in Singapore. Keppel Land implemented new emerging technologies to transform the 20-year-old Keppel Bay Tower into Singapore’s first BCA Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy commercial building. The initiatives implemented have enabled Keppel Bay Tower to be almost 40% more energy efficient compared to typical office buildings in Singapore, and reduce over 2,400 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
The upcoming Keppel South Central in Singapore is another example of how Keppel leverages innovative technologies and energy efficient systems in greening the built environment. It was the tallest commercial building in Singapore to achieve the BCA Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy award in 2021.
Looking ahead, Keppel Land will continue to provide solutions such as green buildings that contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam, as well as to a cleaner and greener world.