29 Apr '14, 1pm

BCA to give out record number of green awards to organisations

SINGAPORE: A record number of awards will be given out this year to building owners and developers for environmentally-friendly practices. According to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), two companies will receive the Green Mark Champion Award at the BCA Green Mark Awards next month. A sloping roof garden has become an iconic feature of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and it is not only about the aesthetics. The garden also helps to bring down the surface temperature of the building, thereby reducing the need for air-conditioning. There are also more than 100 sensors installed in the school. They are able to detect the intensity of sunlight as well as the movement of people, and the lights are then dimmed or brightened according to the conditions. This has helped the university to save 10 per cent of its electricit...

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