Mandala Club to be Singapore’s First Heritage Building Featuring Solar Panels


The Mandala Club will become the first heritage building in Singapore to install solar panels. Having received approval from Singapore’s Urban Development Authority (URA), the club aims to install the photovoltaic panels in the third quarter of 2024.

The members-only club says it is setting a precedent for other businesses and owners of conserved buildings to follow and that it marks a pivotal step in maintaining the club’s net-zero carbon emissions status. The effort aligns with Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 and the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, in which Mandala Club was the first hospitality business in Singapore to participate through the SME Climate Hub.

“We are incredibly proud to lead the charge in sustainable innovation not only within the hospitality industry but also within heritage conservation areas,” said Lilly Milligan Gilbert, the Mandala Club’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “This achievement has been months in the making, and we are deeply appreciative that our application to install rooftop solar panels on the premises has been approved, in alignment with the Singapore Government’s efforts to promote sustainability.”

The Mandala Club is also introducing the Mandala Solar Collective, a business-to-business initiative that aims to assist local business owners in understanding the benefits and challenges of renewable energy adoption, as well as form a common knowledge share for best practices. Commencing in Q3 2024, the initiative will feature a series of roundtable discussions involving local businesses, designers, and partners, culminating in a flagship event in September 2024 to celebrate the project’s success and share insights gleaned from the pioneering initiative.


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