12 Sep '11, 12pm

First green building rating scheme for restaurants.

First green building rating scheme for restaurants.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has unveiled what is believed to be the world's first green building certification for eateries, with its new Green Mark for Restaurants. It embarked on this initiative because it said "restaurants utilise high levels of energy and water" on a daily basis. A McDonald's outlet at Jurong Central Park is one of the first five restaurants here to be certified green. It comes with a grass-covered green roof to keep the building cool, a rain water harvesting system and energy efficient LED lights. These features have helped the restaurant save 15 per cent in utility bills over the past three months. Judy Harman, managing director of McDonald's said: "Some of the things that we are doing here that are novel, we'll need to see about application. For example, this heat recovery system taking the heating from the air c...

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