Gold rating for green auto centre


(From left) Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd director Kym Looe, Ishiyama, Lim and Honda (M) Sdn Bhd president and chief operating officer Sarly Adle Sarkum launching the new 3S Centre in Klebang, Ipoh.

THE new Ban Hoe Seng Auto 3S Centre in Bandar Sri Klebang, Ipoh, is the first building in Perak with the Green Building Index Gold certification.

The sales, service and spare parts centre features several green technologies to maximise resource efficiency and minimise waste, energy and water usage.

These include a rainwater collection system and skylight or glass panels that optimise natural daylight.

Ban Hoe Seng chairman Datuk Lim Si Boon said rainwater collected were stored in two cisterns, to water the landscape or wash cars.

“The building also uses efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and has photocell sensors that detect light to regulate lighting,” he said at the grand opening of the centre on Tuesday.

“The centre also has a centralised heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system that controls the temperature, reducing energy consumption,” he added.

Lim said the centre also had a vertical green wall in the workshop area and composting bins for organic waste processing.

“When we started this project two years ago, it was a building of the future.

“Now, we have a building with modern construction that utilises clean energy and new technology that uses less energy to run,” he said.

“As one of the longest-established authorised Honda dealers in Malaysia, we are proud to still be leading the way with this record-breaking, gold-rated building.”

The centre consists of a showroom and a service area.

Present during the event was Honda Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama.

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