05 Aug '16, 3pm

An inside look at green design in Singapore:

An inside look at green design in Singapore:

One way Singapore has done so is through the BCA's Green Mark building certification program, which launched in 2005 in the spirit of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program, but is tailored to projects in the tropics and sub-tropics, with emphasis on strategic site orientation, daylighting , and efficient mechanical air cooling. The government-led standard has since expanded throughout the region to include projects in neighboring Malaysia, Indonesia, and China, a push driven largely by Singapore-based developers working in those areas. The standard offers criteria for new and existing buildings, including specific use-cases such as data centers and supermarkets, as well as parks and other infrastructure. The BCA hopes to reduce the carbon intensity of Singapore's building stock by 36 percent between 2005 and 2030 while constructing or retrofitting its building inv...

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