12 Sep '11, 2am

Restaurants awarded BCA Green Mark certification

Restaurants awarded BCA Green Mark certification

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) announced on Monday that it is extending its Green Mark scheme to restaurants. This is believed to be the first such green building certification scheme in the world to include restaurants. Four McDonald's outlets and an American-style diner, Brewerkz, were the first restaurants to be awarded the BCA Green Mark - the national green certification for buildings. BCA said its new Green Mark for Restaurants scheme was introduced as a result of McDonald's interest to "green" their restaurants as an extension of their global green strategy. The McDonald's outlet at Jurong Central Park, Asia's first restaurant to be awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum - the highest rating for green buildings - was conceptualised as a green building even before it was built. The restaurant has a green roof, a rain water harvesting sy...

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