We are now in the process of organizing some events to promote a couple of projects in promoting “green” thinking in accordance with our Carbon Challenge projects. What is happening is that we have just recruited our program coordinator for Malaysia, Mr John Sykes (email him: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him +603.56002991), and he will be based out of Kuala Lumpur for the next six months to get first-hand feedback from the public when it comes to promoting green initiatives.
In this part of the world green development is still not in vogue, and there is a pressing need to promote this to the general public. Sustainability is almost never a concern when it comes to real estate development, and much work is needed to be done in order to increase the visibility of this initiatives in the eyes of the general public.
It is amazing to note that the Malaysian government has been actively promoting green initiatives, and the local property market has responded well to this. We have also been promoting the use of our calculators and also issuing a call-to-action to the local property investors community to take up the carbon challenge – something that we have successfully implemented here in NE for the past seven months or so.
Our maiden project in Malaysia is the KLCC (or better known as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre) area where the prime pieces of real estate is located. The Petronas Twin Towers, an icon of green development, is at the center of it all. It is surrounded by commercial developments, as well as notable condominiums such as Stonor Park, The Binjai, St Mary Residences and Troika. The KLCC vicinity is ripe with property investors from both Malaysia and abroad, although prices have since tanked from the oversupply of luxury condominiums and apartments in the city and elsewhere.
We have since linked up with local Malaysian property agencies who are into green development. Watch this space for more updates on events, and if you want to know more about our Carbon Challenge initiatives then click here.