Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort (IR) in Singapore, added another accolade to its belt. It was conferred the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award.
The IR is now the largest commercial building in Singapore to win this honor. The IR’s sustainability team has led projects across different business units to implement and drive changes to maximize energy savings. This is a challenging project given the scale and complexity of an integrated resort with different stakeholders.
Some of the key sustainability milestones include:
- Thirty-one energy-savings projects were implemented since 2013 to better manage energy usage in the integrated resort.
- This has resulted in energy savings worth an estimated $13 million between 2013 to 2014.
- Between 2012 to 2014, Marina Bay Sands saved 66,150,000 kWh of electricity. This is the average annual electricity used in 14,380 units of 4-room HDB flats in Singapore.
- Water consumption per visitor in 2014 fell by 7.8 percent.
- The IR’s waste management project plan, started in 2012, tracks recycling figures across 15 categories of waste, including paper, plastic, glass, metals, oil, food waste and more.
- More than 2,200 metric tons of waste is recycled annually.
Prior to winning the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award, Marina Bay Sands was also the first venue in Southeast Asia to be certified with the international sustainability standard ISO 20121.