Shell Malaysia has announced the achievement of another milestone in its ambition for a cleaner, greener future by being the first in Asia Pacific’s retail fuel industry to be awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification. Two of its stations – Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught – are now recognised as ‘green buildings’.
What makes them ‘green’?
How is a petrol station ‘green’? Some of the implemented GBI elements include the installation of a solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system to generate clean electricity through solar supplements, replacement of conventional bathroom fittings with waterless urinals and water saving taps, as well as monitoring systems that would alert the station of any consumption inconsistency to avoid unnecessary wastage of resources.
With the introduction of the new Retail Fuel category within the Green Building Index, Malaysia’s green rating tool to promote sustainable construction and buildings, it paves the way for the world of fuels to introduce more eco-friendly solutions at its stations.
Providing cleaner energy solutions
“We understand the crucial role that energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. Therefore, we are always striving to look for new ways to provide cleaner energy solutions to make their life’s journeys better,” said Shairan Huzani Husain, MD of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd.
“The benefits for Shell consumers are almost immediate, as they can feel the comfort of a cooler, well-lit station the moment they step in.” explained Encik Shairan Huzaini. “For the environment, these effects allow us as consumers to do the least damage and help us to be bolder in our care for the environment.”
Incidentally, Wisma Mercedes-Benz, where Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has its head office, was also the first of its kind in Malaysia and was the first green industrial building in the Subang Jaya area when it was officially opened in March 2017. It holds the Gold Certificate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the US Green Building Council, the certification being the second highest of four LEED certifications.