Marinox Sky leads with a gold star

The Marinox Sky Villas in Tanjung Tokong is the first high-rise development in Penang to be certified the ‘Green Building Index (GBI) Provisional Gold Rating’.

Scheduled for completion in 2016, the project undertaken by developer Masmeyer Development Sdn Bhd epitomises sustainability and incorporates many environmental friendly features.

The company is a subsidiary fully owned by Masmeyer Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Masmeyer Holdings managing director Datuk Choo Beng Kai said the project was crafted with emphasis on space, design and environment.

“We have an obligation to our buyers . They deserve quality home and life.

“That’s how the concept of green building comes into the picture.

“We focus on the building’s impact towards human health, the environment during the building’s life cycle through better sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal,” he said.

Choo told reporters before receiving the GBI certificate from state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow during a simple presentation ceremony at Traders Hotel on Thursday.

Present to witness the ceremony were Greenbuildingindex Sdn Bhd technical committee member Lam Kim Seong, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce president Datuk Seri Choot Ewe Seng and Penang Rehda chairman Datuk Jerry Chan Fook Sing.

The GBI is Malaysia’s green rating tool for buildings and towns meant to promote sustainability in the built-environment and raise awareness of environmental issues among developers, architects, engineers, planners, designers, contractors and the public.

Choo said under the GBI rating tool, developers and building owners would now construct and design buildings that come with energy and water-saving features, healthy indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery features.

Citing the 301-unit Marinox Sky Villas as an example, he said the project is located within a short distance from Penang’s popular attractions — Tesco Tanjung Pinang, Straits Quay, Precinct 10, Island Plaza and Prima Tanjung.

“It is ideally suited to all types of residents, be it couples or large families, as the built-up area ranges between 1,260sq ft and 2,960sq ft.

“Most of the units offer panoramic view of the northern channel, one of the best sights one can wake up to each morning.

“Other units also offer great views, such as the undulating hills of Tanjung Bungah and skyline of Gurney Drive and Pulau Tikus,” he said.

To find out more about Masmeyer Development’s offerings, visit its booths at Gurney Plaza from Thursday to Sunday.

Keep a lookout for the scale model of the Marinox towers which will be constructed entirely out of LEGO blocks during the roadshow. - By TAN SIN CHOW (The Star)

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