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At CDL, we measure our success by looking at our economic, social and environmental performance. It is our view that this holistic business model will leapfrog the Company to a sustainable organic growth for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

In addition to financial growth, we also set for ourselves environmental and social targets. Our business activities, whether they be products or business relations and dealings must be aligned with our CSR vision and mission. In this regard, we have designed policies that integrate and manage these sustainability issues within our business operations.


With more than 45 years of experience, CDL has been a cutting-edge pioneer known for developing iconic and quality properties which feature new living concepts and innovative technology.

Adopting the triple bottom line model, CDL develops properties that are sustainable, functional and financially marketable. Although the green economy is still at its infancy and demand for green buildings is only just starting to grow, we hope that our position as a pioneering green developer will give us a first-mover advantage when the age of socially responsible consumerism dawns.

Our management strategies include a three-pronged approach as part of our corporate CSR plan to develop quality residential and commercial properties with environmental sustainability in mind, to manage properties in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way as well as to influence our stakeholders through our outreach initiatives. Adding to these are active stakeholder engagement practices that allow us to improve business practices and CSR performance to provide value to our community where it is most needed.

For leading the industry by example, CDL was the first and only developer to be accorded the BCA Built Environment Leadership Platinum Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in 2009 for excellence and leadership in shaping a safe, high-quality, sustainable and friendly built environment in Singapore.

CDL clinched the highest honour of the Built Environment Leadership Platinum Award the BCA Awards ceremony.

Continuing our focus on developing and managing green buildings, CDL set new industry firsts in 2009 with our newly completed commercial developments. We integrated three different types of state-of-the-art solar technologies, including Singapore’s first Solar Air-conditioning System at 7 & 9 Tampines Grande and established 11 Tampines Concourse as the first CarbonNeutral® development in Singapore and Asia Pacific.

By investing in these capacity building initiatives, CDL hopes to enhance the industry’s green expertise and encourage others to explore more sustainable technologies. 7 & 9 Tampines Grande is also the first completed commercial development in Singapore to achieve the internationally recognised LEED(1) (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System) Gold certification in the Core and Shell Category and is testament to CDL’s commitment in developing buildings in Singapore that meet international green standards.

7 & 9 Tampines Grande is the first completed development in Singapore to achieve the LEED Gold certification under the Core & Shell category.

As a green advocate, CDL approximates that some 10,265 tonnes of carbon emissions or S$4 million(fn) in electricity will be saved annually from our 10 BCA Green Mark awarded buildings in 2009 (estimated figure upon completion of the new and existing buildings). Having been named BCA Green Mark(2) Champion in 2008, CDL is the most decorated Green Mark private developer with 40 BCA Green Mark awards to date.


To consistently achieve a high level of quality and sustainability standards in our properties, we continue to set and work towards achieving our targets and measurements. We remain committed to achieving a minimum BCA Green Mark Gold rating for all new developments and incorporating more innovative green features to complement the nation’s pledge towards sustainable development. We will continue to invest between 2% and 5% of the construction cost of a development on green design and features.

CDL also makes certain that our properties are well-placed on BCA’s Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS)(3) ranking chart. CONQUAS is a standard assessment system on the quality of building projects in Singapore. In 2009, four out of the top five ranked private housing projects were developed by CDL.

More information on CDL’s environmental performance can be found here.

City Square Residences
The Sail @ Marina Bay
Parc Emily
Savannah CondoPark
Monterey Park Condominium
Residences @ Evelyn
Buckley 18*
Cube 8 was one of four BCA Green Mark Platinum awarded CDL projects in 2010 (left). In 2009, eight out of the top 20 private housing projects on the CONQUAS ranking chart were developed by CDL (right).

BCA Green Mark Properties

Green Mark Platinum
City Square Mall
Cliveden at Grange
Cube 8
7 & 9 Tampines Grande
The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove
The Residences at W Singapore Sentosa Cove
The Solitaire
Tree House
W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Green Mark GoldPlus
Buckley 18*
CDL Office – City House, Levels 2 & 5   (Green Mark for Office Interior)
City Square Residences
Pasir Ris Parcel 2
Shelford Suites
St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Singapore
11 Tampines Concourse
The Arte
Wilkie Studio
Green Mark Gold
Anderson 18
City House
Fuji Xerox Towers
Millennium Residences @ Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Monterey Park Condominium
New Tech Park
One Shenton
Parc Emily
Plaza By The Park
Republic Plaza+
Residences @ Evelyn
Savannah CondoPark
The Sail @ Marina   Bay
Green Mark Certified
Butterworth 33
Central Mall (Office   Tower)
Palais Renaissance
Pantech 21+
The Pier at Robertson
* Project managed by CDL      + Recertified in 2009

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