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Singapore-listed Commercial REIT Capitacommercial Trust (CCT)() will be demonstrating its continued commitment to the environment by flagging off CCT Eco Race 2013 –The Carbon Challenge in the Central Business District (CBD) on the morning of Saturday, 28 September 2013. Over 300 participants from 27 companies across CCT’s office properties andstaff from the CapitaLand Group and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will put their knowledge of environmental sustainability to the test by competing in a fun and challenging race.

This is the second year CapitaCommercial Trust is holding the race.

Picking up from last year’s inaugural race, CCT Eco Race 2013 aims to promote awareness about environmental sustainability among tenants. The teams will set off from Capital Tower, one of CCT’s Grade A office buildings, and race to eight different stations in the CBD, including four CCT properties and four landmarks.

To start off, each team will be given 28,000 points - each point representing one kilogram of carbon - which will be progressively reduced with activities performed and completed at each checkpoint. These activities will test their knowledge of eco-friendly alternatives, best practices in the office environment and green features of certain CCT properties. The first team to successfully complete all stations and return with the least number of carbon points wins. Winners will take home close to S$10,000 worth of shopping vouchers, including the top prize of S$2,000, 10 consolation prizes, eight lucky draw prizes and two novelty prizes.

Ms Lynette Leong, Chief Executive Officer of the manager for CCT said, “CCT strives to not only be a provider of good quality office space with conducive work environment, but also be an environmentally responsible landlord. We started CCT Eco Race last year with a view to engaging our tenants in promoting practical ways in protecting the environment with fun and healthy activities. We are encouraged by the good response".

"In this year’s race, we have chosen the theme ‘The Carbon Challenge’ to heighten awareness of the causes of carbon emissions and practical tips in reducing them at the workplace. We believe that, through more of such engagement with our tenants, we can collectively contribute to a healthier living environment.”

By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.