Shenzhen, China – With the assistance of GreenA Consultants, WIK China’s Shenzhen facility targets for LEED Gold for Existing Buildings. After reviewing the Mechanical and Electrical Systems for compliance with LEED for Existing Building – Operations, and Maintenance (EBOM), a guidance report for modification was produced for the facility. GreenA Consultants facilitated all existing site policies, procurement and reports highlighting essential improvement works to enable WIK to achieve either LEED Silver or Gold Certification.
Certifying an existing building can be tricky, especially with the common contention of perceived prohibitive costs. However, continued mainstreaming of green building, complemented by green finance engineering has helped bridge the gap.
GreenA Consultants facilitated WIK in updating their site management policy, developing an environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) policy, a facility maintenance and renovation policy and make changes to the procurement of cleaning products. WIK had also installed water meters for all buildings to monitor water usages, commenced ducting works to its exteriors to increase thermal efficiency, and developed a phase-out plan for the use of ozone-depleting R-22 refrigerant.