Spring City 66 is 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Hang Lung Properties’s world-class commercial complex in Kunming, Spring City 66 is now 100% powered by renewable energy, making it the first development of the Company and the first commercial complex in Yunnan Province to achieve net zero carbon emissions in terms of annual electricity consumption for both landlords’ and tenants’ operations.

Opened in 2019, Spring City 66 has implemented the latest technologies and various measures to improve its energy efficiency. It has also attained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Core and Shell Development – Gold Level certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2020 for its mall and office tower. The renewable energy procurement will provide approximately 57,800MWh of electricity per year from solar and wind, and thereby reduce the property’s carbon emissions by approximately 46,471 tonnes per year.

The transaction will take the company’s own usage of renewable electricity in its Mainland developments to over 14%. “The procurement of 100% renewable energy for Hang Lung’s Spring City 66 project in Kunming reaffirms our commitment to achieving net-zero, and also supports the Central Government’s pledge of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060,” said Adriel Chan, Vice Chair of Hang Lung Properties. APR

Malaysia wins ITA tunnelling award

The Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Putrajaya Line Tunnels and Underground Station Works won first prize in the Major Project of the Year (over 500M€) category in the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards held online recently. It beat several other strong contenders and was adjudged the best for groundbreaking and outstanding project in tunnelling and underground construction.

Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling metropolis sorely in need of a sustainable solution to its traffic congestion woes. Every day, thousands of commuters find themselves stuck in traffic, incurring losses in time and GDP. The KVMRT network fills that gap with an extensive, integrated MRT system to access the city centre conveniently.

The Putrajaya Line or Line2 is a Malaysian mega-infrastructure rail project located in the heart of its capital, Kuala Lumpur. It is part of a 3-line network known as the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) that will raise the existing public transport modal share of the capital city from 20% to 50% as part of the national Economic Transformation Program.

The line will consist mostly of elevated rail outside of the city center. As the city center is highly built-up with highrise buildings, busy roads, and overhead infrastructures, the only viable solution to connect the alignment is to go underground.

Tunnellingdepthvariedbetween20metersand 60 meters, largely due to the presence of other intersecting underground infrastructures like the SMART tunnel motorway and metros. APR

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