Shell Malaysia announced that their petrol station right next to the Mint Hotel (Shell Mint Hotel) has been awarded the Provisional Gold Standard by Green Building Index (GBI). This is the first petrol station in Malaysia to receive this certification.
Shell Mint Hotel managed to get this by combining two key aspects of the GBI Gold Standard - renewable energy (RE) and energy-efficient (EE). They've done so by including features like a solar Photo Voltaic rooftop system, rainwater harvesting system, and food waste composting machine.
The solar roof alone is able to generate 90,575KWh of electricity per year (equivalent to powering around 382 homes for a month), while the collected rainwater helps save 167,749 gallons of water per year (equivalent to 24 household water supply in a month), and 30kg of food waste being turned to fertilizer for up to 4,000 potted plants.
Other features include energy-efficient air conditioners and chillers, recycling facilities, and a smart LED lighting system in their bid to further reduce its carbon footprint. More Shell petrol stations across Malaysia will be following the Shell Mint Hotel (there are three certified stations so far) as a starting point to make Malaysia a greener place to live in.
According to Mr Shairan Huzani Husain, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd Managing Director, "At Shell, we are committed to our purpose to power progress by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. Shell Mint Hotel Station is our latest milestone towards fulfilling this commitment. By powering Malaysia with cleaner energy and innovation mobility solutions, Shell hopes to mobilise the energy sector and increase its efficiency by offering products and services with lower carbon emissions. We must all come together to ensure a greener future.”