SCG partnered with CPN and earned Asia’s first LEED Platinum in Commercial Interior Retail – Restaurant/Cafeteria

SCG, through SCG Green Building Solution, partnered with Central Pattana (CPN) as the consultant and developed foodwOrld food court at Central World shopping plaza into the first in Asia to qualify for the top standards, earning LEED Platinum rating in Commercial Interior Retail – Restaurant / Cafeteria category, with the design and renovation which prioritized energy and environmental sustainability and aimed to contribute to building a desirable society and conserving the earth in a sustainable way.

Mr. Wachirachai Koonamwattana, Head of Living Solution Business, SCG Cement-Building Materials Co., Ltd., said “SCG, through SCG Green Building Solution, prioritizes resource and energy conservation for maximum efficiency inside of a building. Therefore, we have always been striving to develop technologies and innovative products, as well as integrated consultancy solutions on eco-friendly constructions with international standards. We have been trusted by several national and international organizations for partnership in designing energy efficient buildings, such as Starbucks Coffee (Thailand) and Toyota Motor Thailand. Most recently, we had the opportunity to serve as green building consultant overseeing the operation of “foodwOrld” renovation project at Central World shopping center, ensuring energy saving and water efficiency as well as construction management and material selection which reduces carbon footprints, in order to create a healthy environment for all of the customers and the employees who utilize the building. We are proud to have been a part of the development which improved the establishment’s efficiency to pass the evaluation of the U.S. Green Building Council or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) with highest ratings in every aspect, earning CPN the first LEED Platinum award in Asia from Commercial Interior Retail – Restaurant/Cafeteria category.”

Mr. Jirawat Nirutnapaphan, Assistant Director of Business Development Department at Central Pattana Public Co., Ltd., said “CPN prioritizes developing its projects to correspond with sustainable environment care. Therefore, when we had a plan to renovate Central World’s 7th floor food court which occupies over 2,000 square meters of space and serves as the most utilized area in the shopping center, we were determined to design it as a pioneer model for long-termed and tangible preservation and conservation of resources. We acknowledge SCG Green Building Solution as an expert in LEED Consultant who offers integrated solutions and provides perfect products for designing and constructing a green building. Therefore, we were confident to entrust SCG with an assignment as consultant overseeing the renovation, aiming for a LEED Gold certification. SCG Green Building Solution has closely and expertly supervised us, resulting in the award of Platinum level, which exceeded our initial expectations. This success denotes an improvement of standards for cafeterias in Thailand, rising to the global sustainability criterion, and proves the conviction of CPN and SCG in putting dedicated efforts into promoting Thailand’s environmental sustainability.”

Moreover, U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system is the foremost globally recognized assessment standard for sustainable buildings. Any organization seeking to apply for a green building certification is welcome to contact SCG Green Building Solution for consultant services through telephone at 02-586-5010  or e-mail address scggreenbldg@scg.com. For acquiring further information on green building standards, browsing SCG’s environment-friendly construction materials, or inquiring on our integrated solutions of green building, please check http://greenbuilding-material.com

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