Sustainability at 313 Somerset
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Lendlease and Sustainability

Lendlease is a leading international retail and community property group, integrated with strong investment management and construction management businesses.



Our aspiration is to be a sustainable organisation.


At Lendlease, we have long held the belief that a sustainable organisation is strategically and culturally committed to achieving economic development, social enrichment, and environmental protection.


“The time is not far off when companies will have to justify their worth to society, with greater emphasis placed on environmental and social impacts than straight economics.”

Dick Dusseldorp Lendlease Founder, 1973


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313@somerset is one of the first major retail developments undertaken by Lendlease in Asia and delivered through its fully integrated property business model of which Lendlease provides investment management, development, project management and construction, to asset and property management services . It is a significant milestone for the Lendlease Group as it marks its first green field development in Asia and its first development in Singapore’s premier shopping street – Orchard Road.



Sustainability Initiatives at 313@somerset

The project teams at 313@somerset are committed to delivering a sustainable future for all our stakeholders and we recognise the importance of being accountable for what we take, what we create and what we leave behind.


The sustainability initiatives at 313@somerset are listed below. 


Energy-saving initiatives

  • Atrium daylighting design to maximise the use of sunlight, minimizing requirement for artificial lighting during the day
  • Use of low-E double glazed glass on the long facades facing North-South to optimise HVAC loads and enhance occupant comfort
  • Integrated design of rooftop car-park to act as a natural heat shield into the centre
  • Escalators that go into slow-down mode when not in use during lower peak period
  • Gearless lift system coupled with AC VVVF drive, with the lifts also featuring light weight decorations and sleep mode
  • Energy-efficient lights and intelligent lighting control systems in the common areas

Escalators slow down during low-peak periods. LED lights light up the steps for enhanced visibility.

On-site energy generation


  • Solar panels on the roof to harness the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity which is used in the centre

Solar panels on the roof

Water conservation


  • Collection of rainwater for flushing toilets and for irrigation of green columns at the Sky Terrace and landscaping on Discovery Walk
  • Water-efficient tap fittings to the highest practical level are used in the mall to reduce water consumption and wastage

Water-efficient tap fittings

Waste management and recycling


  • Extensive recycling of waste materials in the mall including used cooking oil, organic wastes, metals, plastics films and wrap, glass containers, paper and cardboard



    Green transport


    • Direct access to the Somerset MRT station, promoting the use of public transport and lowering the requirement for vehicle use
    • Provision of priority parking lots, Green Lots, for users of hybrid, electric and CNG cars

    Priority parking spaces for hybrid, electric and CNG cars


    Social spaces


    • The Sky Terrace has rotating green columns which are irrigated using harvested rainwater, as well as a children’s play area
    Sustainability - Social Spaces
    Rotatable Green Columns on Sky Terrace

    Recognition for Sustainability Initiatives


    313@somerset has won the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest recognition in the BCA’s (Building and Construction Authority) benchmarking scheme which incorporates internationally recognized best practices in environmental design and performance.


    The building has also won the Solar Pioneer Award under the EDB’s (Economic Development Board) Solar Capability Scheme, in recognition of innovation, design, effectiveness and skills development in the installation of solar panels at 313@somerset.

    313@somerset has also been recognized by WWF Singapore for our keen participation in the Earth Hour event which is held in March every year.



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