Surabaya Has the First Private “Green Building”

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Prodia Clinical Laboratory immediately completes the Graha Prodia new building designed with reference to the green building concept, on Jalan Diponegoro 149-151 Surabaya. If the construction of the nine-story building is completed, it will become the first private green building in the city. According to the President Director of PT Prodia Widyahusada, Dewi Muliaty, Graha Prodia Surabaya is a truly green concept building, because it will get a certificate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) issued by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Dewi refused to disclose the value of the building investment located in the center of Surabaya, he only gave an illustration, because he adheres to the green building concept which has many requirements, the investment value of Surabaya Graha Prodia is 30 percent greater than the cost of building a nine-story building in general. Archimetric’s Graha Prodia Development Planning Consultant, Ivan Priatman, said, there are five standards of assessment for buildings that will obtain green certificates from LEED, namely the performance of buildings in terms of location, and how to reduce the influence of the surrounding environment, how to reduce clean water usage, performance in energy efficiency, standard use of materials that are environmentally friendly, as well as quality in the room which includes air quality, interior, and access to natural lighting.

“All our aspects of design are more friendly to the environment. If this building is completed, then it will become the first private building with a green building concept with LEED certification. In Surabaya, the green concept building was previously only one, namely the consulate general building of the United States,” he concluded

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