In May 2016, PT. Unilever Indonesia received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold award for its project, the Tbk Savory Factory located in Siliwangi, Indonesia. The 29.297 m2 state-of-the-art factory obtained the certificate by optimizing energy usage, lowering water consumption, creating a healthy indoor environment and diverting waste from the waste stream/landfill. LEED is a globally recognized Green Building Scheme, and Gold level certification showcases an ambitious sustainable vision.
The engineering team at Tebodin Indonesia and the Green Building Service (GBS) Team located in Tebodin Vietnam worked with the Unilever Engineering team to push the ceiling in achieving a higher outcome (LEED Gold) than the initial target (LEED Silver) for this project. This Tbk Savory Factory in Siliwangi is the first LEED certified project in Indonesia for Unilever.
Key sustainability benefits include:
• Preserving and promoting local biodiversity by having 40% of the total site lay-out designed with local vegetation
• During construction, the project diverted 75% of its waste from the landfill by mean of sustainable re-use
• The water fixtures installed on the project are 50% more efficient than conventional fixtures and save up to 880kGal (3.331m3) per year
• By using highly efficient electrical and HVAC fixtures, the project saves up to 15% of energy annually compared to conventional buildings
The Asia Pacific operations of Tebodin were acquired by Archetype Group in early 2016.
Published on: October 2016