1 UTAMA: 1ST GREEN MALL IN MALAYSIAAs Malaysia’s leading sustainable shopping centre, ranked amongst the Top 10 World’s Largest Malls, 1 Utama has not only been creating happy spaces for our patrons but also championing environmental sustainability since 1995. Building on our unwavering commitment towards net zero carbon, the initiatives under 1 Utama’s Greenprint aligns closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our shopping centre continues creating a nurturing, thriving environment for the businesses and communities that we serve for future generations to come.
Proudly A Certified Green Building
More than just a shopping centre, we recognize that our design impacts both within and outside building walls. 1 Utama is proud to be a best-in-class certified Green Building with several industry-first initiatives to our credit, emphasizing active systems to keep occupants healthy, while managing energy consumption to contribute to a low-carbon economy.
In pursuit of a sustainable future, we have outlined a performance metrics framework that reflects our deep rooted commitment in achieving 1 Utama’s sustainability goals. This involves establishing science-based targets divided into four key pillars of: Energy, Water, Waste and GHG emissions. Together with our stakeholders, we continue to work hard to make further progress in our corporate responsibility journey.
1 Utama’s Green Attractions
Discover these green sanctuaries that offer a peaceful respite from the urban hustle and bustle, by exploring 1 Utama and reconnecting with nature.
A first-in-Malaysia tourism attraction, our award-winning Rainforest took years of in-depth research to build. Marvel and soak in nature’s wonders at this 4-storey enclave, featuring more than 100 forest trees, including rare species from Sabah and Sarawak, giant freshwater fish aquarium, koi fish ponds and an overhead Rainbow suspension bridge with aerial views of the green canopy below.
The Secret Garden
South East Asia’s largest rooftop garden, this garden in the sky houses 500 species of carefully nurtured, rare and temperate plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables on a 30,000 sq ft green roof. Planted with biochar soil for carbon sequestration, the vast amount of carbon stored at The Secret Garden is sufficient to replace an entire rainforest of equivalent area. The garden also absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, providing fresher air to the surrounding areas and employs rainwater harvesting to keep greenery looking lush.
Trees are our best defense for tackling climate change. Tucked away in a peaceful spot adjacent to the Rainforest is the Arboretum, a garden space dedicated to cultivating and preserving endangered Malaysian trees. With the ForestONE mobile app tree planting game, 1 Utama will match and plant a real tree in the Arboretum for every virtual tree grown in the game, supporting reforestation efforts.
Bandar Utama Central Park
Our famed 10-acre recreational park features wide open spaces, jogging tracks, reflexology path, cycling trails, a children’s playground and beautiful scenic lakes. Central Park demonstrates our dedication of promoting biodiversity by building spaces for eco-conscious urban communities.
(GF Highstreet, opposite Main Entrance)