06 Nov '11, 9pm

Energy Tip! Buildings adopt skyrise greenery, incentivised by new NParks scheme: Almost 40 or... #energy #tip #save

SINGAPORE - While more skyrise greenery has appeared in Singapore, many building owners are also holding back due to high retrofitting and maintenance costs. Now, a scheme that has been underway since March is helping to tilt the balance further towards greenery. Almost 40 organisations such as hospitals, shopping malls and corporate offices have come on board the National Parks Board's Skyrise Greenery Incentive Scheme, which encourages the installation of green roofs or green walls on existing buildings. A school, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary, has also tapped the scheme for its S$70,000 rooftop garden, half of which was paid by NParks, on what used to be an empty concrete space. "Many of the building owners ... have recommended to other organisations to come onboard, and the take-up rate is increasing," said NParks Deputy Director (Horticulture & Community Gardening) N...

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