Chu Wai Lune, Chief Operating Officer of Gamuda Land (left) received the 5-Diamond Recognition in Low Carbon City Framework (Design) from Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Minister of Environment and Water (middle) on 22 March 2022 at Hotel EQ, Kuala Lumpur, witnessed by Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor, CEO of Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC)
The township is also the first private township in Malaysia to receive the recognition
Selangor: Gamuda Cove’s masterplan design received a 5-diamond recognition at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge (LCC2030C) ceremony held in Hotel EQ, Equatorial Plaza Kuala Lumpur on 22 March2022. The Southern Klang Valley township is also the first private township to receive this recognition from the Environment and Water Ministry in collaboration with Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC).
“This recognition underscores Gamuda Land’s approach to ESG principles under the Gamuda Green Plan 2025 and is also a testament that we are on the right track in our sustainability efforts,” said Chu Wai Lune, Chief Operating Officer of Gamuda Land, the developer of Gamuda Cove.
The Gamuda Green Plan 2025 is a comprehensive framework charting tangible targets driven on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions set forth over the next five years and beyond. The plan commits the entire Group with specific steps to reduce direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gases emission intensity by 30% in 2025 and by 45% in 2030.
Key Design Elements
“Guided by our core town-making principle, ‘when we get the places right, the town works’, we designed and planned Gamuda Cove with a target to achieve 45% overall reduction in carbon emission as compared to the business-as-usual design,” adds Chu. He shared that this is aligned to Pillar 1 (Sustainable Planning and Design for Construction) of the Gamuda Green Plan.
While the LCC2030 Challenge takes four elements of measure into consideration, namely Energy, Urban Transport, Water and Waste; Gamuda Cove will be incorporating an additional two elements of measure in its carbon reduction strategies, namely Urban Planning and Building.
“We anticipate that the implementation of low carbon city strategies will see Gamuda Cove reducing up to 221,366 tCO2against the baseline setif compared to the business-as-usual design of a township, this is equivalent to the 45% overall reduction,” says Chu. Gamuda Land will be working closely with Green Quarter Sdn Bhd to ensure all commitments are followed through.
Located next to the expansive Kuala Langat Forest Reserve and Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, Gamuda Cove is a 1,530 acres sustainable city comprising residential and commercial properties. Located at Southern Klang Valley, Gamuda Cove’s mindful placemaking brings together natural attractions like the Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, outdoor escapades such as the Goosebumps Rope Course and panoramic viewing experiences at the Cove Aerobar in Discovery Park.
These facilities and attractions are further complemented by the commercial vibrancy of Heart of Cove, the nucleus of Gamuda Cove, making the nature sanctuary and smart city a growing destination for prospective homeowners and adventure seekers.