23 Jan '11, 12pm

Green scheme making its Mark abroad: The Green Mark was established by the Building and Construction Authority

SINGAPORE'S Green Mark scheme for environmentally friendly buildings is going places - all the way to the Middle East, India and Africa, to be exact. The scheme - which rates buildings' environmental performance - is gaining popularity, with building owners from overseas seeking the stamp of approval, Singapore Green Building Council president Lee Chuan Seng said last Friday. The Green Mark was established by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in 2005. Despite a slow start, it has grown rapidly. In the past couple of years, its presence has spread to countries in the region such as Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. And building owners from far-flung locations such as Saudi Arabia, Kolkata and Tanzania have also applied. Out of the 115 overseas applicants, 32 have been approved. 'This movement has helped cement Singapore's image as the green build...

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