A buying centre dedicated to driving sustainability together with its key stakeholders
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Could 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As a part of its ongoing dedication towards making a extra sustainable surroundings, IPC Shopping Centre has established a number of greening methods that can positively impression its enterprise, folks and the planet. Aligned with Ikano Group’s Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations Sustainability Improvement Objectives for 2030, IPC ensures that its enterprise is inclusive, local weather optimistic, and promotes a sustainable residing.
With reference to IPC’s sustainability efforts, Karyn Lim, Basic Supervisor of IPC Shopping Centre remarked, “We are one of the few shopping centres in Malaysia that actively promotes sustainability and conducts various recycling programmes. This year, IPC has upgraded and expanded its business sustainability initiatives that focus on water & energy conservation and recycling. As we continue to grow our business, we remain committed to creating a positive impact to the environmental and social well-being of the communities.”
IPC has invested in grid-source renewable power know-how and carbon mitigation initiatives to assist scale back the emission of greenhouse gases. The photovoltaic (PV) system sends electrical energy generated by photo voltaic panels on to IPC’s fundamental electrical energy distribution board. The electrical energy generated offsets grid electrical energy and reduces IPC’s electrical energy invoice to a big extent. IPC has now optimised its rooftop by increasing the PV system by the set up of an extra 810 photo voltaic panels, totalling to 2,370 photo voltaic panels. This enlargement contributes to an estimated 7% of yearly power saving by IPC Shopping Centre.
One other noteworthy initiative is the digitalisation of their Recycling & Purchase-Again Centre (RBBC) positioned on the P1 Automobile Park space. The upgraded RBBC will reveal a brand new look and added functionalities, together with a self-service automated weighing and digitalised “buy-back” system by the gathering of loyalty “Tack Points”, offering environmentally aware communities a greater and smoother recycling expertise.
With the reopening of IPC’s upgraded RBBC in June 2022, prospects can proceed to drop off their recyclables, whereas Tack Membership members (IPC’s loyalty programme members) are eligible to gather factors on their IPC app and trade it for rewards and buying e-vouchers. The RBBC working hours may even be prolonged from 8.00 AM to 10:00 PM each day.
In 2009, IPC Shopping Centre was the primary buying centre in Malaysia to introduce a buyback program and recycling centre. It supplies a drop-off level for customers to not solely recycle supplies like cardboard, magazines, paper, plastic, tin/steel and aluminium, but additionally designated bins for Styrofoam, Tetra Paks, glass, materials, meals waste, e-waste and unsafe waste. As much as 50% of the overall waste collected from the centre is recycled. IPC additionally ensures the usage of earth-friendly cleansing detergents, LED lights for power conservation and low VOC paints and adhesives to enhance the standard of air indoors.
In addition to, IPC practises rainwater harvesting and companions with NGOs for recycling initiatives. IPC’s rainwater harvesting system connects rainwater to all irrigation faucets inside the centre. The harvested water is filtered to be used in IPC’s rest room flush and for landscaping functions, together with watering IPC’s iconic inexperienced wall.
IPC collects used material and upcycles the identical by Kloth Cares, a motion that works in the direction of holding materials out of landfills. Equally, IPC will kickstart the Inexperienced Coronary heart Undertaking with Ladies of Will (WOW) to recycle used hoarding visuals into buying luggage. IPC can be working in the direction of reusing hoarding panels by Klicka or Koppling, each of that are means to self-assemble the panels utilizing IKEA’s current supplies.
“On average, we recycle 429 metric tons of waste every year since 2019. We are proud to share that IPC’s recycling rate was at 31% in FY2019, 42% in FY2020 and 46% in FY2021. We are currently at 52% and are striving to achieve 60% by the end of 2022. By incorporating sustainability in our operations, we are raising awareness as we head towards becoming a carbon-neutral nation by 2050,” mentioned Adrian Mirea, Shopping Centre & Combined-Use Director of Ikano Centres.
IPC was recognised as the primary buying centre in Ikano Centres to realize the Malaysian Inexperienced Constructing Index (GBI) and Non-Residential Current Constructing (NREB) ranking. IPC ranked #1 for Management in Vitality and Environmental Design (LEED) Licensed Shopping Centre in Malaysia below the Operations & Upkeep Class and in addition received the EdgeProp 2021 silver award at Malaysia’s Finest Managed & Sustainable Property Awards in 10 years and above, Retail Class.
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