Our food composting machines can collect up to 100kg of food waste daily at each site.
Treat about 600 m3 of water daily at our tunnelling construction sites. About 50% of our total daily water demand is supplied with recycled water, used for wheel washing and dust suppression.
Collected 2,000 kg e-waste from Recycling Week.
Invested RM1.08 million to install solar photovoltaic panels, measuring 310.2 kWh total capacity. The project is estimated to result in an annual energy saving of about 250,000 kWh on average, saving about RM90,000 per year on average.
Tunnel Boring Machine – Recycled Water
Water management plays an important role in the assessment of a construction project’s impact on the environment, particularly in civil engineering. A large amount of water is typically used in the construction process — for cooling, general cleaning, transporting excavated material and to keep pressure on our Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs). Therefore, to minimise the negative impact of our projects on the environment, we seek to cleanse, reuse and recycle the water at our construction sites as much as possible.
This is achieved by treating our discharged construction effluent with our onsite water treatment plants, following which the treated water will be reused for our tunnel construction processes. This recycled water is also utilised for activities such as wheel washing and dust suppression. We treat about 600 m3 of water daily at each of our tunnelling construction sites, or 50 percent of our total daily water demand is supplied with recycled water.
As our lives become increasingly dominated by digital gadgets, we move on to new devices with ever-evolving technology at an increasingly fast pace. However, the improper disposal of old electrical and electronic devices that we leave behind will be detrimental to our health and environment as they contain hazardous components that can leak into our surroundings through landfills.
In view of the rising amount of e-waste that all of us generate as we chase newer technologies, Gamuda held an E-waste Recycling Week on 10 to 16 February this year at our office to facilitate the collection of these old digital devices by a recycler licensed by the Department of Environment under the Ministry of Environment and Water. The encouraging participation from our employees saw us collecting 2,000kg of e-waste including unwanted computer parts, electrical home appliances and gadgets for recycling.
Gamuda Gardens Solar Programme
We seek to reduce our carbon footprint by supporting the usage of renewable energy whenever possible, which also results in savings of electrical bills. We invested RM1.08 million to install solar photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of Gamuda Gardens sales gallery and badminton hall, measuring 1,880 sq metre with a total capacity of 310.2 kWh. The power generated is used to energise the central lake’s fountain and waterfall, while the extra energy will be switched for utilisation at the sales gallery.
The project is estimated to result in annual energy saving of about 250,000 kWh on average, with an electricity saving of about RM90,000 per year on average.