Shell receives the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification for two of its stations, a key milestone in its effort to a more sustainable tomorrow.
PETALING JAYA, 2 APRIL 2019 – Shell Malaysia today achieved 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’.
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.
Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd shared, “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.”
“When the new category for the Retail Fuel industry was introduced, we decided to put on our thinking caps to rethink and retrofit smart solutions and design elements into our stations. I am especially proud as we were able to achieve GBI Certification for these two stations within six months,” he added.
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.
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. “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,” continued Shairan.
With the production and usage of energy so intrinsically tied to the planet’s well-being, we are looking at increased pressure on our resources. Therefore, there is a critical need for industry players to get more innovative in doing their part to balance both economics and ecology. Congratulations to Shell for achieving this GBI Certification for two stations, showcasing the successful balancing of profit and planet when a company is truly committed,” said Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Malaysia.
The oil and gas company with a 128-year legacy in Malaysia aspires to achieve long-term sustainable, cleaner energy solutions. This is reflected in its company-wide operations initiative such as the Shell Eco-Marathon, right down to the range of products and services at its one-stop retail fuel stations.
For more information on Shell’s sustainability approach and initiatives, please visit: https://www.shell.com.my/sustainability/what-sustainability-means-at-shell.html
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The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s industry recognised green rating tool for buildings to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness among Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors and the Public about environmental issues and our responsibility to the future generations. The GBI rating tool provides an opportunity for developers and building owners to design and construct green, sustainable buildings that can provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery for their projects and reduce our impact on the environment.
Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 125 years. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.