Supply Chain City® Awarded BCA Green Mark Platinum

May 26, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Asia's upcoming premier supply chain nerve centre recognized by Singapore's Building Construction Authority for environmentally friendly initiatives and design

Singapore, 26 May 2016 – YCH Group, Asia Pacific's leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner announced that its upcoming flagship facility, Supply Chain City®, had been conferred the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award at the BCA Awards 2016 on 26 May. The annual BCA Awards honours and pays tribute to displays of excellence in built environments in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, sustainability and user-friendliness.

Sustainable landscaping and community-centric elements have been incorporated into the design of Supply Chain City in a "Work, Learn and Live" concept unique from conventional logistics hubs and environments. Its eco-friendly initiatives are encapsulated within three main segments:

  1. Energy Performance
    Using materials that enhance energy efficiency and conservation while reducing carbon footprint, including
    1. a high performance building envelope
    2. the use of highly-efficient lighting system integrated with movement sensors
    3. an efficient chiller plant with 0.65 kilowatt tons of refrigeration (KW/RT)
    4. lifts and escalators with variable voltage, variable frequency (VVVF) drive and sleep mode
    5. lifts and automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) cranes also use regenerative drives, which reduces energy consumption by 38 percent
  2. Water Efficiency
    Using materials to manage and maximize the use of water consumption within the facility including
    1. the use of NEWater and harvested rain water for landscape irrigation
    2. Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) rated water efficient fittings
    3. water efficient irrigation system with drip and rain sensors
  3. Environmentally Friendly Materials
    1. leveraging materials that help to protect and conserve the environment such as green concrete with recycled content, replacing conventional Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and aggregates
    2. green compost for landscaping sourced from horticultural wastes
    3. use of ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants for AC systems
    4. Use of low VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants as well as SGBS/SGLS certified building materials

The win reflects YCH's focus on becoming the forerunner in creating sustainable and environmentally friendly workplaces, with Supply Chain City joining its portfolio of green certified facilities throughout the region in countries such as China, India, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Mr Henry Chua, Head of Facilities at YCH Group, said, "As a BCA Green Mark Platinum building project, Supply Chain City reflects our commitment towards corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. YCH is deeply honoured to be able to continue our journey towards supply chain excellence in collaboration with partners that are equally dedicated in conserving and protecting the environment. "

Located in the heart of the Jurong Innovation district, Supply Chain City is Asia's premier supply chain nerve centre, leveraging the latest in supply chain innovation, technology, and industry best practices to inspire and define new standards for supply chain excellence. Combining best-in-class warehousing capabilities with state-of-the-art office and commercial spaces in a human focused environment designed to foster social interaction and collaboration, Supply Chain City is poised to redefine benchmarks in technology, innovation, and productivity. It also features the world's first Fusionaris (a fusion of an ASRS and ramp-up integrated solution), laying the foundation to optimise end-to-end supply chain capabilities.

About YCH Group

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Singapore, YCH Group is the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions partner to some of the world's largest companies and favourite brands across the Asia Pacific region. Its suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions - Intribution™, Intrabution™, Retrogistics™ - employ cutting edge web-technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, to deliver powerful competitive advantages for customers. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution. As an extended family enterprise, YCH was awarded the May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014 for embracing diversity, encouraging continuous learning and the creation of a productive, resilient and sustainable workforce.

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