Brief – 11 August 2010 – A twin tower development in Singapore designed by designed by Denton Corker Marshall and Architects 61 has been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Core & Shell Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council (click here to view the case study).

Developed by MPGA and, the “Asia Square” development, of about 185,800 square metres of office space, is expected to consume about 33 per cent less energy than most standard commercial buildings, saving close to 10 million kilowatts per year. It is also expected to save approximately 40 per cent or 65 million litres of water per year as compared to most standard commercial buildings.

Asia Square’s project director Jeremy Choy says that the development’s sustainable features will provide a healthier working environment that will add value to business.

“Asia Square has been designed for long-term sustainability and to create a healthier working environment for tenants to boost employee productivity. This will enable the future tenants of Asia Square to attract and retain high-value, knowledge-based employees. Very simply, what’s better for people will in the long run be better for business.”