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IKEA Cheras, located at Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, was the 2nd IKEA Store to open in Malaysia, after IKEA Damansara. The store was completed in 2015 and opened for business in November 2015.

In March 2018, IEN Consultants successfully helped Ikano achieve LEED GOLD certification for its IKEA Store in Cheras. The project has also obtained the Green Building Index (GBI) Malaysia Gold provisional certificate. We are currently in the process of procuring the final GBI Certification.

From early on in the design stage, Ikano had set a goal for this IKEA store to be more energy efficient, more water efficient and more sustainable compared to the existing stores in South East Asia. Hence, IEN Consultants was employed as the energy efficiency and sustainability design consultants to steer the project towards this goal.

With the effort put in by related stakeholders, particularly IKEA, IEN Consultants and 3PI (as the Commissioning Engineers), IKEA Cheras became the most energy efficient IKEA store in South East Asia. In the process of this optimization, owner has been able to reduce their energy cost by more than RM1mil per year.

In achieving LEED Gold certification, this IKEA Store has among other sustainability related achievements, demonstrated the following:

1. 24.5% energy cost reductions
2. 13% energy used generated from roof mounted Solar PV
3. Potable water reductions of approximately 45%
4. Process water reductions of almost 65%
5. Zero use of potable water for landscape irrigation – achieved through smart selection of plants and use of non-potable rainwater as well as recycled greywater
6. More than 20% recycled content in building materials (by value)
7. More than 30% of the building materials sourced from within 500miles

IKEA Cheras is now the 1st IKEA Store in the world to achieve LEED 2009 for Retail – New Construction GOLD certification.

Input by IEN Consultants

  • Sustainablility Consultants.

  • LEED accreditors.

  • GBI facilitators.

  • Detailed Energy and optimisation simulations.

  • Sustainable “Shopping” List to let the client choose the items with lowest cost and the highest impact on energy efficiency.

  • Detailed daylight simulations and optimisation (Radiance).

  • Chiller System optimization.



Year of completion: 2015
Project scale: 41,000 m2 (Excluding Car Parking)
Client: IKANO Cochrane Sdn Bhd
Architect: TJ Ong Architect
M&E Consultants: ARUP