HARRINGTON SUITES – THE FIRST GOLD RATED RESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING IN SABAH
IF YOU SOW THE RIGHT SEEDS, YOU WILL REEP THE BOUNTIFUL FRUIT
Harrington Suite is a 30-storey luxury condominium located in the vicinity Luyang. Throughout the whole product development, we have a clear vision that security, privacy and the exclusivity is our main emphasis. The whole building is only accessible by the smart card system and we have incorporated the idea of individual lifts where residents are brought up straight to their foyer via the smart card system.
We are dedicated to advocate energy conservation and environmental sustainability into our building design.
We look into many aspects into achieving this green building. For example for the building envelope, we study the sun angle, where to cut out the light, we pun in extra features like fin walls on the outside to cut out lights from a particular angle from the sun carefully study to reduce the heat gain from outside. Besides looking into the building envelope design, we also into ways to cut down electricity usage inside the building. This includes provide LEDs to all the building units and also all the common areas.
We also provide inverter air-conditioning to all the residential units and for the common areas, we also provide natural ventilation. All led lights in the common areas are also controlled by motion detectors. When no one is in the vicinity, the lights will dim automatically.
Besides energy, we look into ways to safe water in the building which includes rain water harvesting systems. All the rain water from the roof is collected through our rain water filtering systems and stored in our 9 harvesting tanks located on the 6th floor. From there, all this water which has been filtered will go to top up the swimming pool, for the common area washing and watering of the landscape gardens and green walls of the building.
We also look into other ways to reduce the materials impact from this construction. We picked materials which can be sourced locally where we can which are not directly harvested from the rainforest. We picked the low organic volatile compound (VOC) materials, zero for malty height glues as well as top quality water proofing adhesives in all our internal finishing works.
To minimise construction after OC, we also provide fully furnished condo units where practically the owners can just move in with the suitcases. After obtaining the OC, we are now in the operation phase of the building where we are now working with the MC and also with the residence on the recycling programme, We have provided recycling centre on each floor and also a recycling centre at the back of the building where the plastic and etc will be sorted out and recycled. We also have food composting programmes where the wet trash from the kitchen can be composted into organic earth for the gardening needs.
THIS IS THE FIRST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TO BE RATED GOLD IN SABAH.
Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) in the course of construction plays a very important part too to ensure that the quality of the structural construction meets and beyond the requirements as specified in the structural designs. The building has also been re-enforced during construction after the 0.6 scale earth quake which structed Sabah on June 15, 2015.