MBSJ gains recognition for low-carbon city initiative

MBSJ Town Planning Department deputy director Hazman Mahayuddin (second from left) receiving the diamond recognition from Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) received diamond recognition for its Bandar Sunway Project at the Low-Carbon City Awards Ceremony 2020 in Putrajaya.

The event was organised by Environment and Water Ministry through Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre to recognise agencies that had implemented the Low-Carbon Cities Framework initiative.

“The winning criteria was based on the city’s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.19% since 2018, using three elements comprising water, energy and waste, ” said MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid in a statement.

“The project was a collaboration with Sunway Bhd in developing a green and sustainable city through the efficient use of resources.”

Among the elements included in the Bandar Sunway project were:

l Redevelopment of a former mining area that balances the quality of the environment and resources available to the local community;

l Development of public facilities with low-carbon aspects;

l Shift of transport mode to reduce single-occupancy vehicle dependency;

l Green transportation infrastructure, such as free bus services, dedicated bicycle lanes and covered pedestrian walkways;

l Building an energy management system that helps control, monitor, measure and optimise building technical services and energy consumption of devices;

l Recycling lake water into drinking water according to standards set by Health Ministry; and

l Urban stormwater management, rainwater harvesting and domestic waste management.

“With this recognition, MBSJ remains committed to ensuring the sustainability of the city is in line with the Strategic Plan 2020-2025, ” added Azfarizal.

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