Bintan Lagoon Resort & Golf Club has been
awarded the LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings,
making it one of the first resorts in Southeast Asia to earn this
prestigious certification by the US Green Building Council.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design, is one of the most sought after green
building certifications in the world.
"We are ecstatic to be the first golf resort in
Southeast Asia to become LEED Certified," said Moe Ibrahim, Bintan
Lagoon Resort & Golf Club's President Director. "It feels good to go green, literally
... Most people are unaware of the dangers they face when it
comes to substandard cleaning supplies and pesticides. By going
green, we have taken measures to positively impact the personal
health of our guests. We've also managed to save money in the
The certification process, which took
approximately 18 months, was made possible by the establishment of
a dedicated Green Team at the resort. Bintan Lagoon
established an independent power plant, water treatment facility,
and has installed a state-of-the-art building automation system to
meticulously carry out the resort's new, environmentally conscious
"Going green does not need to be an expensive
exercise," added Mr. Ibrahim. "Via the creativity of our team,
we have managed to reduce water consumption by 15% and electricity
consumption by a staggering 40%. Our investment will pay for
itself many times over in the coming years."
Bintan Lagoon Resort
has also added a significant number of bikes around the property
so that guests can get around without leaving behind a carbon
"We have a responsibility to preserve the
planet," said Mr. Ibrahim, "so that the natural, unspoiled beauty
of Bintan can continue for many generations to come."