French multinational utility firm ENGIE, and Malaysian property developer Gamuda Land Gamuda), announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of sustainable townships in Malaysia.
Under the partnership, ENGIE Services Malaysia and Gamuda will collaborate on the exploration and implementation of solar technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation solutions in Gamuda Land’s townships.
This includes the development of rooftop solar installations and green transportation infrastructure for the townships of Gamuda Cove in Kuala Langat, Gamuda Gardens in Rawang, and twentyfive7 in Kota Kemuning, all in Selangor, by 2024.
The partnership is aligned with Gamuda’s sustainability framework, Gamuda Green Plan, which is built on an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Framework that charts tangible targets for the company to reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 30% by 2025 and by 45% by 2030.
Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Gardens, and twentyfive7 have achieved five, four, and three-diamond recognition accordingly in the Low Carbon City Framework Design by the Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change. Gamuda Cove is the first private township to receive this recognition.
Gamuda Land’s Chief Executive Officer, Chu Wai Lune said: “We designed and planned our townships with a target to achieve at minimum a 30% overall reduction in carbon emission as compared to the business-as-usual design. As such, Gamuda Land is always on the lookout for innovative ideas and methods that can be implemented to increase the sustainability of our townships. This partnership with ENGIE will serve as a springboard for us to pursue a wider scope of energy-efficient opportunities that can complement our carbon reduction efforts.”