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Another Accolade for the Greenest Building in Perak

Ban Hoe Seng Auto’s award-winning Honda 3S centre celebrated another accolade to its name, receiving an honourable mention at the Leadership in Sustainability Awards 2020 hosted by the Malaysia Green Building Council. 

The accolade recognised the centre’s green efforts in the Best New Green Commercial Building category. The Honda 3S centre was the only nominee from Perak to receive a mention at the awards.

Ban Hoe Seng Auto General Manager, Kym Looe expressed, “We are proud to be leading the way towards a sustainable future, where our communities benefit from cleaner and enhanced practices”. 

“It’s more than a building, it’s a milestone in Perak’s environmental history. Our green 3S centre propels our everyday ambition to achieve higher levels of performance in sustainability and customer care,” she added. 

President of malaysiaGBC, Sim Chee Liang and Honorary Secretary, Ching Chee Hong presented the award. 

“Winning the award is not easy, Ban Hoe Seng Auto entered the category that had the most entries, which meant they had the most competitors,” said Ching Chee Hong during the presentation. 

He continued, “Not many can grow and maintain a green wall this well. It’s not easy for a service centre to create a pleasant and welcoming environment with plenty of daylight areas”. 

One of Malaysia’s longest established Honda dealership, Ban Hoe Seng Auto provides accessibility to the north and south of Ipoh across two sites: the 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centre located at Bandar Baru Sri Klebang and the newly refurbished sales gallery along Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun. 

Opened in May 2019, the new 3S centre is the first car showroom in Malaysia to be certified gold in the Green Building Index (GBI) and the first building in Perak to be GBI gold rated (both provisionally). 

The 41,000 square foot building is a shining example of sustainability, highlights include: natural daylight optimised by large glass panels and skylights, energy efficient LEDs and motion sensors as well as photovoltaic panels covering the roof where 30 percent of the building’s energy needs come from. In addition, 60 percent of the water accumulated on the roof is collected and is directed into two 10,000 gallon cisterns that self-irrigate the landscape, flush toilets and wash cars. Meanwhile, the huge green living wall helps to purify the air, reduce the ambient temperature and create a sense of wellbeing in the community. 

For more information, call Ban Hoe Seng Auto at +605 292 7333 or check out its Facebook page by the same name.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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