17 May '11, 2pm

More buildings going green: And as of 2008, all new buildings are required by law to meet a basic Green Mark sta...

More buildings going green: And as of 2008, all new buildings are required by law to meet a basic Green Mark sta...

SINGAPORE : More buildings are going green. This year, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is giving out a record number of BCA Green Mark awards to 164 winners, up from 102 last year. Singapore is a step closer to the national target of "greening" 80 per cent of buildings by 2030. The Green Mark Scheme was introduced in 2005 to recognise water and energy efficient buildings. And as of 2008, all new buildings are required by law to meet a basic Green Mark standard. BCA said a series of green incentive schemes has encouraged many developers to go beyond the mandatory. Incentives include additional floor area, which could translate to higher profit, as well as reimbursements for engaging environmental experts, who can help in achieving an energy-efficient design for buildings. Organisations that voluntarily go the extra mile are given the Green Mark Gold, Gold Plus...

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