Menara Etiqa

The Etiqa Office Tower is an office development comprising of a 35-storey office tower with an 8 storey podium car-park located on a site of 50,000 sm along Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. The project is seeking two sustainability certifications: gold certification under the Green Building Index (GBI) and platinum certification under GreenRe. Key features required to achieve these certifications include energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and fixtures, renewable construction materials and sustainable site development.

This building has a simple daylight harvesting strategy that makes use of existing building solutions without increasing development cost to the owner. This solution addresses the concern of speculative office building developers that is highly sensitive to additional cost required for green features in a building. The daylight harvesting strategy proposed was based on addressing glare from two distinct sources; due to direct sunlight and due to the bright tropical sky.

 

ACTIVE DESIGN FEATURES

  • High Frequency T5 Ballast
    Usage of high frequency T5 ballast throughout the project optimises efficiency and reduces running costs.
  • Photometric Sensors
    Efficient lighting strategy adopted with photo-sensors placed at strategic window areas to be switched on/off when required.
  • Highly Efficient ACMV System
    Selection of high efficient ACMV system, cooling towers, VSD pumps, Air Handling Units (AHU) with high efficient motors. The Office building achieved BEI of 87 kwh/m2/year compared to conventional BEI for office tower of 220 kwh/m2/year.
  • Lighting Levels
    Lighting designed in compliance to MS1525 lux levels, providing only the necessary lighting required. Alternate circuiting with timer provided to ensure only necessary areas in used are lighted up.
  • Condensate Water Recovery
    Condensate water collected from at least 50% of the AHU’s which will be recycled for the use of the cooling tower.
  • Efficient Building Management System
    To impose Energy Monitoring System for the conventional Building Management System (BMS) used; for immediate detection on irregular energy and water consumption, with maximum demand limiting programme.
  • Metering & Leak Detection System
    Sub-meters for both electrical and digital water meters are placed at all major branches for detection and connected to the BMS for monitoring purposes.
  • Regenerative Lifts
    The building’s lift system is equipped with regenerative drive to harvest the energy generated from the movement of the lift.

PASSIVE DESIGN FEATURES

  • Recycling Of Construction Waste Material
    Encourage environmental friendly construction method to reduce landfill waste.
  • OTTV
    Usage of low E, double glazed facade treatment for the office tower, achieved OTTV of 47.41 W/m2K.
  • Rainwater Harvesting
    Utilise the whole roof area as rainwater catchment to reduce potable water consumption.
  • Grey Water Recycling
    To collect and treat water from wash basins to be channelled back for toilet irrigation to reduce water dependency by 12%.
  • Water Efficient Fittings
    Water efficient fittings selected for the whole development to reduce water consumption by 58% in comparison to conventional fittings.
  • Low VOC Material
    Selected low VOC paints and adhesives during construction, to ensure healthy indoor air quality during pre and post occupation.
  • Selection of Green Materials
    Selected environmentally friendly pre and post-consumer products and materials to be used to construct and finish the building. Eg. Green Cements, green-labelled products.
Client:
Etiqa Berhad
Status:
Under Construction 2018
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