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Trailblazer in Transformative Built Journey
Trailblazer in Transformative Built Journey
At the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards 2018, CDL was the first and only private sector property developer to be conferred the inaugural Built Environment Leadership Platinum Star Award. This pinnacle Award is accorded to organisations that held the Built Environment Leadership (Platinum) award for at least five years. It recognises their excellence and leadership in shaping a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment in Singapore.
Jubilant CDL employees all smiles at the BCA Awards 2018 awards ceremony held at Resorts World Sentosa on 22 May 2018.
The Tapestry’s various energy-efficient features are estimated to save about 3.8 million kWh annually, equivalent to more than S$760,000 (based on 2017’s average electricity tariff of S$0.20 per kWh).
Most Awarded Private Sector Property Developer, Including 12 Green Mark Awards for Strong Environmental Performance
With 25 accolades, CDL is also the most awarded private sector property developer in BCA Awards 2018. These include 12 Green Mark Awards that recognise the strong environmental performance of CDL’s projects. For more than a decade, CDL has set targets to achieve Green Mark GoldPLUS for all its new projects — two tiers beyond BCA’s mandatory certification level.
CDL’s newly launched condominium in Tampines, The Tapestry, for example, has clinched the Green Mark Platinum Award. It will be built using the innovative Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method. Some 2,500 building modules, complete with finishes, fixtures and fittings, will be prefabricated offsite and then assembled onsite, boosting productivity by up to 30% compared to conventional construction methods.
Outstanding Tenant Engagement for Collective Low-Carbon Practices
As user behaviour is equally important for achieving a building’s overall energy efficiency, CDL has actively engaged commercial tenants to adopt low-carbon practices. In 2014, the CDL Green Lease Partnership Programme was introduced to support and encourage its commercial tenants to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint. By the end of 2017, the Programme achieved 100% tenant participation.
For its outstanding tenant engagement efforts, CDL’s City Square Mall is the first and only mall to receive the Green Mark Pearl Prestige in the BCA Awards 2018. This also makes CDL the only developer to receive this top-tier award for four consecutive years.
Breaking New Ground with Accessible and Family-Friendly Spaces
CDL’s City Square Mall is also the first and only mall to be conferred the inaugural BCA-MSF Universal Design (UD) Mark for Family-Friendly Business. This new UD Mark category recognises businesses that incorporate user-friendly infrastructure and family-friendly service and processes in their facilities. Since receiving its UD Award (Gold) in 2010, the highest-tier BCA UD recognition then, City Square Mall has continued to incorporate more family-friendly facilities and make its open spaces more conducive for community activities and family bonding.
City Square Mall is one of the first malls to provide inclusive playgrounds. The outdoor play area at Level 1 was revamped to include a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round for children of all abilities to play together.
Available at City Square Mall are spacious family and nursing rooms with private cubicles complete with electric sockets, hot water dispensers, sinks and diaper-changing stations for mothers or parents to attend to the needs of their young children in comfort and privacy.
Leadership in Workplace Safety and Health
CDL was accorded the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Developer Award by the WSH Council ― testament to its efforts in engaging stakeholders to collectively build a strong Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) culture for over two decades. CDL requires all builders to have an accredited safety and health management system and has been monitoring builders’ EHS performance through its 5-Star EHS Assessment System since 2001. In 2016, CDL spearheaded a WSH excellence pledge with key partners in its supply chain, with two similar rounds of CDL-initiated pledge signing in 2010 and 2014. To enhance safety and productivity, CDL is one of the first developers in Asia to apply the advanced Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method for a residential development. To enhance workers’ well-being holistically, CDL also introduced initiatives like distributing fortified rice to construction workers at its 2017 annual 5-Star EHS Awards. Through its various EHS efforts, CDL maintained zero fatalities and occupational diseases at its construction sites in 2017.
CDL Group General Manager, Mr Chia Ngiang Hong, said, “Building a strong EHS culture is an ongoing journey. Over the years, through risk reviews and the monitoring of EHS performances, CDL has proactively encouraged our stakeholders to always adopt an EHS-conscious mindset. With their firm support, we have collectively maintained a high level of EHS performance. CDL will continue to engage our stakeholders to ensure that good systems and practices are in place to create a safer and healthier workplace.”
CDL Group General Manager Mr Chia Ngiang Hong (right) receiving the award given out by
Minister for Manpower Ms Josephine Teo (left) on 31 July 2018.