14 Sep '11, 2am

A little help for buildings going green: by Esther Ng SINGAPORE - To help building owners "green" their existing...

SINGAPORE - To help building owners "green" their existing buildings, Minister of State for National Development, Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin today announced a new scheme to lend them money to carry out such works. Called the Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing (Breef), it will provide loans to building owners and energy services companies to enable them to carry out retrofits from Oct 1. The move comes as Singapore works towards its target of greening 80 per cent of its buildings by 2030. BG (NS) Tan noted the building sector contributes about one-third of Singapore's total electricity consumption and existing buildings here make up more than 95 per cent of Singapore's building stock. Energy costs constitute 20 to 40 per cent of the total operating cost of a typical building. Breef will help building owners retrofit their existing buildings where previo...

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