12 Sep '11, 12am

[ST] Singapore's Green Mark building scheme gets UN attention

[ST] Singapore's Green Mark building scheme gets UN attention

Across the island, 840 have been awarded the Green Mark - which certifies them as environmentally friendly. The programme has come a long way since it was launched in 2005. That year, only 17 buildings were given this stamp of approval. -- PHOTO: SPH You might not have noticed, but Singapore's buildings have been getting greener. Across the island, 840 have been awarded the Green Mark - which certifies them as environmentally friendly. The programme has come a long way since it was launched in 2005. That year, only 17 buildings were given this stamp of approval. But since then, more offices and homes - both existing and new - have been brought up to standard, adopting measures such as energy efficient air-conditioning and meeting targets on recycling. The United Nations was so impressed by the Green Mark scheme, it wants to work with the Building and Construction Authority...

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