- Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands has achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum for its state-of-the-art Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
- This marks the industry’s first MICE venue in the Asia Pacific to attain this recognition for Building Operations and Maintenance.
Ian Wilson, Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations, Marina Bay Sands, said: “The LEED green building rating system is a global symbol of sustainability recognition. It’s a world standard that sustainable operators aspire to achieve. With this recognition, Marina Bay Sands is now placed alongside some of the world’s most sustainable and innovative buildings. Being the first convention centre in Asia Pacific to be LEED Platinum certified strengthens our commitment to lead the industry and inspire others to join us towards a more sustainable future.”
The following sustainable efforts contributed to the decision to certify Sands Expo and Convention Centre LEED Platinum:
- Utilising energy saving initiatives e.g. LED lights, programmable lighting and air conditioning system, enabling the convention centre to be 42 per cent more energy efficient than similar rated buildings in the world
- Adopting a rigorous waste management strategy that resulted in over 50 per cent of all operational waste – such as paper, cardboard and plastics – being recycled
- Installing water efficient indoor plumbing fixtures to achieve 66 per cent more water efficiency than similar rated buildings in the world
- Ensuring that 100 per cent of convention operations are carbon offset
- Educating and engaging the convention centre’s staff about sustainable practices such as measuring and recycling waste through activities and events
Author: Bryan Groenendaal