22 Oct '11, 9am

Can S'pore buildings go "green" by 2030?

Can S'pore buildings go "green" by 2030?

SINGAPORE: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said the goal of "greening" 80 per cent of Singapore's buildings by 2030 is an "ambitious target". Most buildings were constructed before new energy efficiency guidelines kicked in. So far, about 12 per cent of existing floor areas had been "greened" and most of this took place in new buildings. But BCA said the situation is improving, and it is working with existing building owners to recognise the benefits of being energy efficient. In the National Development Ministry's addendum to the President's address, Mr Khaw Boon Wan pledged to step up efforts in "greening" buildings to make them more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Six Battery Road was the first operating office building in Singapore's business district to attain the Green Mark Platinum Award in 2010. It introduced a slew of eco-friendly features during ...

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  1. 22 Oct '11, 8pm

    Energy efficiency means putting a price on carbon pollution and taking a much more serious view of converting what is know lanfill to a recylable resource for the future production change and getting very serious about embodied energy and wheening the place of A/C and instead using passive systems and wind towers to much better efffect. The current BCA regime is a system of kidding itself rather than getting into the fundamentals of making the buildings and there use carbon neutral and even carbon positive. Singapore with 5 oil refineries has a very long way to go - make no mistake.

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