The Selangor State Development Corporation’s (PKNS) new headquarters in Shah Alam is expected to have up to 60 percent in utilities savings with the incorporation of green features, said Othman Omar, General Manager at PKNS.

“We are aiming for Green Building Index (GBI) platinum rating for the new headquarters Laman PKNS and we have appointed an international consultant to achieve this,” he said.

It will incorporate solar tubes, energy-efficient LED lighting and rainwater collection for landscaping purposes.

The development will be constructed on a 4.6 acre land plot at the intersection of Persiaran Indah, Jalan Indah and Persiaran Sultan in Section 14 in Laman, Selangor’s administrative capital. Additionally, it will have a gross floor area (GFA) of 500,000 sq ft spread across four building blocks. Half will be reserved for offices and those not occupied by PKNS will be leased to businesses, said Othman.

Aside from the offices, the development includes a multi-purpose hall, an auditorium and dual-purpose recreation area on the roof.

The Laman PKNS plans to add 2.76 acres of outdoor space, with the ground floor open to the public.

Construction started in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Currently, PKNS has several property developments in the pipeline, including the redevelopment of its old headquarters Menara PKNS in Petaling Jaya, as well as urban redevelopment projects such as PJ Elevated City, PJ Sentral Garden City, Kelana Jaya Sports City and Datum Jelatek.

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