Environmental and Economic sustainability in office projects explored at AOSC Singapore

Singapore, 14 May 2013 – Shaw Contract Group partners with, end users, designers, project managers and developers to discuss how all parties can work together to make the work place and corporate office projects more sustainable: economically, socially and environmentally.


Shaw Contract Group, the world’s leading supplier of commercial flooring, is participating in the sustainability panel discussion at the 3rd Annual Asia Office Space Congress Singapore with the goal of delivering a ‘can do’ message about social, environmental and economic sustainability for commercial projects in Asia.


Long recognised as the leader in sustainable flooring, Shaw Contract Group is also mindful about ensuring deliverability amidst the overarching objectives of the project and so will join a panel with other representatives of diverse groups involved in the project process to show how effectively this can be done.


 “The bold decision taken years ago to become a vertically integrated company means we have control over the entire process of creating and delivery our solutions, ensuring that our products are sustainable in every way. That also led us to become the first flooring manufacturer in the world to embrace the Cradle to Cradle philosophy and have our products Cradle to Cradle certified, ” says Eugene Tong, Regional Director of Global Accounts - SEA, India & North Asia at Shaw Industries. “Our business process is tailored with people in mind. We work closely with the design, project and facilities teams to ensure that the solutions we recommend and provide are sustainable, address their business needs and contribute to the overall success of the project. Cooperation, open communication and trust are vital”.


Together at the panel session with Shaw will be a design firm, a property developer and a project management company who will look at how cooperation, communication and integration can improve the overall sustainability of the project on multiple levels.


“As a manufacturer that works as a partner to their clients and with the rest of the team, Shaw Contract Group brings a unique perspective to the discussion on partnering for sustainability, a hot topic which is attracting attention from all parties in the commercial real estate transaction who are looking for ways to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their organisation. Smarter project delivery through partnership and collaboration can do just that,” says Claire Saeki, Managing Editor of RFP Magazine and Managing Director of Facility Media, organiser of the event.


Apart from this ground breaking session on partnering for sustainability with Shaw Contract Group, the Asia Office Space Congress will bring together corporate occupiers from regional heads of corporate real estate to heads of facilities together with real estate consultants, project managers and designers who will be discussing multiple other ways to reduce real estate and workplace related costs and increase productivity.  Real estate experts and building owners will discuss real estate trends; designers will discuss creating space for productivity; technology experts will discuss developments and cost cutting through the use of technology such as BIM and workplace software and finally, speakers will look at who’s moving and how to cope with a big move project.


For more information, visit www.asiaofficecongress.com/Singapore.

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