Parkview Green FangCaoDi Named the Best Green Building in Asia
Parkview Green FangCaoDi, the only MIPIM Asia Award nominee from Beijing, has won this year’s best "Green Building" award. This is the first time that a Chinese project winning the Green Building honour, demonstrating that the Beijing property market is not only booming, but is also taking an active role in building a greener future for China and the world. With its state-of-the-art technology and sustainable architectural design, Parkview Green FangCaoDi achieves a saving of up to 44% in energy use and 48% in water use. After a close competition, it was voted the winner in the Green Building category by MIPIM Asia delegates this year.
MIPIM Asia is the most influential trade show in the Asia property market, and the MIPIM Asia Award honors outstanding real estate projects in 8 categories in the Asia Pacific region every year. Located in the heart of the CBD, Parkview Green FangCaoDi is not only the Green Building category winner at MIPIM Asia Award 2010, but also has been pre-certified LEED® Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council. Upon completion, Parkview Green FangCaoDi aims to be China’s first LEED® Platinum certified urban mixed-use development.
Parkview Green FangCaoDi comprises of four buildings enclosed by an environmental shield. This unique environmental shield is made of glass walls and an ETFE membrane system roof, and is controlled by an automated Building Management System. Parkview Green FangCaoDi is comprised of 80,000 m2 Grade A commercial business space, a 100 room boutique hotel and 50,000m2 of luxury retail. The environmental shield creates a microclimate inside the building, which tempers the extreme seasonal conditions found in Beijing, while at the same time reducing the overall energy consumption of the building.
Parkview Green was also able to recycle 81% of its construction waste material and 25% of its total building construction materials is made up of recycled content, fully demonstrating its commitment to minimizing its carbon footprint during construction.
Mr. Leo Hwang, Executive Director of Parkview Green FangCaoDi says: "We at the Parkview Group are very proud to have won this award. It is a great honour to be recognized for the achievement of this project and we hope that we can serve as an example for world-class sustainable development in China."
Scheduled to open in summer 2011, Parkview Green FangCaoDi, Beijing’s latest landmark, creates an environment that is inspiring and refreshing. It not only captures the imagination with its sustainable design, but also remains always fresh through constantly evolving experiences.
About Parkview Green FangCaoDi
Developed by international property developer Parkview Group and situated in the heart of Beijing, Parkview Green FangCaoDi is one of China’s greenest buildings and the first in China to be pre-certified LEED® Platinum as an urban mixed-use development.
Everything at Parkview Green FangCaoDi encompasses this fresh approach -- from the building’s own micro-climate designed to give visitors a breath of fresh air, to unique and original retail concepts that showcase brands in an exciting way, as well as the turnkey organic offices that can be scaled to meet the changing needs of tenants. Hotel Eclat Beijing, the luxurious boutique hotel that sits at the apex of the structure is an urban haven where guests feel refreshed and revived while the destination also features a collection of sculptural masterpieces by Salvador Dali in addition to rotating events and exhibits.
Parkview Green FangCaoDi not only captures the imagination with its sustainable design, but remains always fresh through its constantly evolving collection of experiences for those who live, work or visit this iconic Beijing landmark.
LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (http://www.usgbc.org/About), LEED® provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
About MIPIM Asia
MIPIM Asia is an Asia-Pacific property market exhibition, which was first introduced in Hong Kong in 2006. Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, MIPIM Asia 2010 is going to be held from 10th to 12th November 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. MIPIM Asia hosts the most comprehensive real estate conference programme in Asia with experts and keynote presenters who will tackle issues transforming the property market. It will also be home to hundreds of exhibitors showcasing real estate developments that will shape the real estate map in Asia-Pacific. MIPIM Asia provides a platform for industry professionals worldwide to get a unique insight into the Asia-Pacific market. For more information, please visit www.mipimasia.com.