Certis and Lendlease break ground on Paya Lebar Green in Singapore

Certis and Lendlease have officially broken ground on the new Paya Lebar Green – set to be one of Singapore’s most advanced, green, smart-tech and super low-energy decentralised Grade-A workplaces.

The partners said that the redevelopment, part of the wider Paya Lebar commercial centre, will feature best-in-class facilities management, green building techniques and technologies as well as sustainable building design and placemaking for a future-ready workplace prioritising the health, well-being and productivity of both tenants and Certis employees.

While Paya Lebar Green will continue serving as Certis’ global headquarters, the redevelopment will create about 220,000 sq ft of prime, decentralised Grade-A office spaces complete with end-of-trip facilities and Green Plot Ratio of 3.0.

Sustainable construction

According to Lendlease, Paya Lebar Green will feature green and sustainable construction with a focus on minimising environmental impact by reducing direct harmful emissions onsite, recycling building materials, and using low embodied carbon materials and renewable energy sources. 

Lendlease will also apply an innovative modular construction of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) system and maximise prefabrication solutions. As a result, the project is slated to attain a more than 80% overall recycling rate for construction and demolition waste.

Paya Lebar Green will comprise two buildings. Building 1 has received the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL Core Silver pre-certification for prospective tenants’ health and well-being, and was also awarded the WiredScore Platinum certification, which is the global accreditor’s highest-awarded mark.

Building 2 has also received the WiredScore Gold standard for digital connectivity rating. As an entire development, Paya Lebar Green is on track to be certified by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as Green Mark 2021 Platinum-Super Low Energy upon its completion in 2024. 

Various tech-enhanced health and well-being features will be available as well, from embedded solutions such as natural ventilation, enhanced filtration systems and bi-polar ionisation, to IoT sensors measuring occupancy, light levels and temperatures for a comfortable yet sustainable working environment, while providing environmental data analytics for continuous operational efficiency improvements.

Aside from its quality indoor environment, Paya Lebar Green will also feature biodiverse, vertical greenery. The embedded smart and sustainable solutions will help achieve greater energy performance for the buildings. In addition, a high-performance double-glazed facade and air-conditioning mechanical ventilation (ACMV) system will facilitate the development in achieving BCA’s Green Mark 2021 Platinum-Super Low Energy rating with more than 60% energy savings.

What’s more, Certis has been advancing its smart facilities management (FM) capabilities and will be integrating the full suite of its tech-led capabilities including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics into Paya Lebar Green.

Image credits:
Images 1-4: Paya Lebar Green
Image 5: Ministry of National Development