Shah Alam, Selangor: Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7 design received a 4-diamond and 3-
diamond recognition respectively at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge (LCC2030C)
ceremony held at the Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites on 20 February 2023. This recognition from
the Ministry of Environment and Water is carried out in collaboration with Malaysia Green
Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC).
“We are happy to receive our third recognition for Low Carbon City Framework design for both
Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7. This shows that our newer townships are mindfully planned
with consideration for ESG elements in line with the Gamuda Green Plan,” said Chu Wai Lune,
Chief Executive Officer of Gamuda Land.
The Gamuda Green Plan is a strategic roadmap towards driving ESG within the Group. It
empowers the Group to strategically address ESG risks and opportunities with the ultimate
objective of delivering positive impact and value which comprises specific steps to reduce
direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gases emission intensity by 45% in 2030.
Gamuda Cove was the first privately owned township to be awarded 5-diamond design
recognition at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge (LCC2030C) last year.
Planning Now for the Future
“Evaluated across four areas, we anticipate that the implementation of low carbon city
strategies will see Gamuda Gardens reducing 42,788 tCO2 and 13,185 tCO2 for twentyfive7
against the baseline set if compared to the business-as-usual design of a township – equivalent
to 30% and 20% overall reduction respectively by year 2030,” said Chu.
Both townships scored high in energy reduction with Gamuda Gardens to contribute savings
up to 17% while twentyfive7 will reduce approximately 10% compared to business-as-usual
design. The building design of Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive7 which will contribute to the
energy savings include using passive design strategies such as building orientation, roof
insulation, window and door opening sizes for natural ventilation and daylighting; GBI-certified
The two townships obtained a full 5-diamond rating for its greenery planning with plans to
increase tree planting density for residential and commercial properties, through Miyawaki
technique, and planting tree species with higher sequestration rate. The carbon sequestration
potential increase for Gamuda Gardens is 156.4% above business-as-usual design and 127.4%
“As town makers, we are guided by our principle of ‘listening to what the land has to tell us’. It
drives us to take into consideration the natural elements such as the land topography, existing
biodiversity, water bodies and more when developing a project – to ensure we create a town
that can stand the test of time for future generations,” exclaimed Chu.