Saturday, July 9, 2011

Green Building features at Yoyoy Kamphora Spa

For our new branch, Yoyoy Kamphora Spa at Taman Melawati, the green building features is integrated to the design without compromise on the beauty spa concept. This practice expands and complements the Malaysia interior design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

The common objective are to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

For energy saving, the lighting are using CFL and LED. This reduced tremendously the lighting energy consumption. In example, spot light for signboard are LED type which only consume 50Watt compare to metal halide with the same luminance will consume more than 150Watt. In term of initial cost. LED type is higher than metal halide, based from our value engineering, LED is more beneficial for long run.

Every treatment rooms are design with the consume of the energy efficiency. The lux level for every room is designed according the the type of treatment for that room. Some rooms are using only 2 x 5W Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), but still sufficient as a working place, a treatment room and to highlight the aesthetic design of Yoyoy Kamphora Spa.

Yoyoy Kamphora Spa also applying daylighting strategies. During the daytime, every rooms receive more than 70% of daylighting. According to Green Building Index, a Malaysia Green Building Rating tool, 70% of daylighting eligible 2 points. Some points are also eligible for LEED rating system (USA).

For aesthetic design and customer comfort, we design the curtain is such way than can allow the daylighting without compromising the privacy and comfort of our valuable customer. Each of windows especially treatment room will have two type of curtains. First curtain is to allow daylighting with compromising on the aurat or privacy. The second curtain is for special treatment that need for low level of luminance.

For Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV), the targeted is to reduce the thermal transfer into the building. According to MS1525:2007, the OTTV should be 50W/m2 or lower.

We integrated our banner and signboard as our shading devices. We came with this idea after studying a different type of banner. Our banners is apply with UV protection layer that can reduce the heat from outside of the buildings. In addition, several trees in front and behind Yoyoy Kamphora Spa @ Taman Melawati also act as shading features.

During the design stage, our analysis is based from the building performance simulation. As we only air conditioned the occupant spaces, our BEI is less than 100 kWh/m2/year. Some treatments are also not required for air conditioning, hence air conditioning is the most of energy portioning part, more that 65%.

In material selection, we only use an odorless type of paint. We also encourage our contractor to reuse and recycle what ever they can.

However, we are not going for Green Building certification. We only use the MS1525, GBI and LEED as a guide to design our spa. We also using the simulation program such as EQuest, Dialux and IESVE to analysis the building energy performance.

To know more about our spa, below is our detail:-

No. 319 A,
Melawati Square,
Lorong Kedah,
Off Jalan Negara,
Pusat Bandar Taman Melawati,
53100 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone :
03-4147 4479
03-4146 4378
012-308 4479

Email :

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