Constructed by Goldis Bhd, the RM470mil building has been designed to be energy and water efficient, and will be the first “carbon positive” structure in the country.
Its systems will cut carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by at least 60%, said Colin Ng, head of corporate investment at Goldis.
GTower was awarded the Green Mark Gold (provisional) award by The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore last March in recognition of its “green initiative” efforts.
The building will house offices, a hotel and club. It will comprise 120,000sq ft of office space, a 180-room five-star boutique hotel, 112 CEO duplex office suites ranging in size from 2,500sq ft to 7,200sq ft, stylish club facilities, as well as food and beverage, and recreational facilities.
Its intelligent-building infrastructure also includes fully redundant fiber-optic and Cat 6 cables for connectivity, Internet Protocol-based intelligent applications, a dedicated datacentre, secure wireless connections, and 24/7 on-site technical support.
According to Ng, the building will also have the latest smartcard and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies, as well as true multimedia convergence for IPTV (Internet Protocol TV), video on demand, data services, IP telephony and other IP-based applications.
“It will be a building ahead of its time and on par with the best in the world,” he said. “GTower offers a more holistic and better working environment for businesses.”
3Com Corp’s Intelligent Building Solutions (3CiBS) form the backbone and platform for these IP-based applications.
Once the construction is completed, GTower is expected to receive Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status for compliant building and connectivity specifications.
Source : STAR
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