1. Affordable Housing Category
For affordable residential project that developed by the private developer or public sector. The project must adhere to the affordable housing policy, criteria, guidelines, rules and regulations that enforced by the Government or authority. The selling-price of the houses must not exceed ceiling-price that approved by the Government or authority for affordable housing.
2. Environmental Category
For project that rehabilitates an environment or to conserve existing environment. For example, ex-mining land, polluted river, land fill, land that has been damaged severely by industrial used, marshland destroyed by deforestation or such similar damaged land.
3. Heritage Category
For restoration or conservation of old buildings that have been identified by the relevant authorities for Heritage Conservation. Any building that is identified for Heritage Conservation or Preservation by the relevant authority is restored to its original condition as best as possible. The building after restoration can be for any usage depending on the owner. Thus, the same building may enter for more than one category. For example, if the building is used as a hotel, the owner may enter for Heritage Category and Hotel Category at the same time.
4. Hotel Category
For all types of hotel, and service apartments (built on commercial land) that are strictly operated for commercial accommodations, and etc.
5. Industrial Category
For industrial buildings, industrial parks, technology parks, warehouses, factories, and etc.
6. Master Plan Category
For master development concept plan that has been approved by the authority for human dwelling township or residential housing estate. If the township or housing estate comprised of many phases, at least ONE (or phase one) must be completed and operational for a year before joining the award. For other beatification and reconstruction plans that are carried out by the Government or authority with public funding or Government allocations and subsidies, it should join the Public Infrastructure/Amenities Category; similarly, if it is privately funded and aimed for profits, it should be classified under the Purposed Built Category.
7. Mixed-Use Development Category
For projects that comprises of not less than three (and more) main-components of properties where those properties are physically and functionally integrated with covered pedestrian connections. For example, a development that blends residential, commercial, office, and retail uses. For all auxiliary facilities and service-outlets that are provided per authority’s requirements or for residences’ convenience cannot be counted as a main-component.
8. Office Category
For office buildings, office parks, office complexes, and etc. .
9. Public Infrastructure /Amenities Category
For projects that undertaken by the Government or authority, or projects that financed by public funding or Government allocations and subsidies. For example, Government buildings, hospitals, road, bridges, airport, stadium, parks, and etc. For similar projects that are private-funded and aimed for-profits should be classified under the Purposed Built Category.
10. Purposed Built Category
For private-funded projects/buildings that do not comply with other categories. For instance, the private hospital, airport, bus terminal, university, school, and etc. For projects that already have its own and respective category, it cannot be accepted into this category. For projects that are funded by public money or Government allocations and subsidies, it should be categorized in the Public Infrastructure/Amenities Category.
11. Residential (High Rise) Category
For apartments, condominiums and residential development buildings of 17 storeys and above.
12. Residential (Mid Rise) Category
For apartments, condominiums, and residential development buildings of above 5 storeys but below 17 storeys.
13. Residential (Low Rise) Category
For landed housing projects, housing estates, and residential development buildings of 5 storeys and below.
14. Resort Category
For beach resorts, hill resorts, theme parks, marinas, and etc. A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors and family for holidays, vacations or longer stay. A self-contained resort attempts to provide all-in one or most of a vacationer’s wants while remains on the premises, such as food, drinks, lodging, sports, entertainment and shopping. For a hotel in a resort area (like beach hotel) provided only lodging or accommodation, it should be categorised under the Hotel Category.
15. Retail Category
For shopping malls, shopping centres, hypermarkets, and etc.
16. Sustainable Development Category
For projects or buildings that incorporated renewable and recycled resources, energy efficient, energy saving, use eco-friendly, green compliance and green certified materials, and etc. For example, an office building designed that allow more natural air and lighting inflow, a residential building that incorporated energy saving features, conserve rain water and smart solar-power harvesting, and etc. Sustainable Development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is the initiatives and actions to preserve natural resources.