Aurecon setting sustainable benchmarks for Mapletree development - Shanghai
Aurecon setting new sustainable benchmarks for Mapletree development in Shanghai
Artist impression of Mapletree Minhang Development Project
31 May 2013 - Aurecon is developing and implementing sustainability strategies to improve the financial and environmental performance of new mixed-use development in Shanghai - Mapletree Minhang Development Project.
Roger Manho, Aurecon Technical Director, Buildings Shanghai said, “Through smart engineering we can achieve energy savings equivalent to powering 1875 homes, reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 200 trees as well as saving water to the equivalent of 15 Olympic size swimming pools over a year.”
Aurecon’s team of experts is providing electrical and mechanical engineering systems to deliver best practice in sustainability so that the structures within the development perform efficiently, economically, safely and sustainably.
In response to China’s emerging demand for high quality and cost-effective facilities for the working population outside Shanghai central business district (CBD), the large-scale commercial and retail mixed-use development will provide a new form of liveability for China.
Designed to deliver a Grade-A office alternative, the development will target new benchmarks in sustainability for office and public spaces and ultimately provide a lifestyle and entertainment destination to over 300,000 residents within a three kilometre radius.
“Through our collaborative model, we are bringing the best methods, technologies and innovations in environmental management techniques from around the world, to deliver practical solutions for saving energy and water that remains flexible and suitable for the people that work there and live locally,” Manho said.
The project, designed to accommodate 20,000 people, will incorporate a host of quality facilities including VivoCity, a shopping centre, a cinema, an open-air rooftop garden, children’s playground and amphitheatre. This is the largest single investment in China by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd.
Manho added, “Aurecon’s approach is focused on delivering safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly modern buildings that best suit client needs, budget and the surrounding environment.”