September 8, 2016

Update on the Green Mark Requirement for Residential Buildings

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CDL’s Tree House is one such example of an eco-friendly residential building in Singapore. (Picture: CDL)

The Green Mark Scheme for new residential buildings has been upgraded to contain using smart technologies as one of the standards desired for developers to have their buildings reported The Straits Times.

It will consider characteristics like wall facades that are open which lower heat gain within a building.

Under the scheme, the environmental impact of a building is assessed in places including energy and water efficiency, in addition to indoor environmental quality.

Over 31 percent of the city state’s built place is Green Mark- and the government is looking to increase this to 80 percent.

BCA Chief Executive Dr John Keung disclosed the new set of standards will be subject to an one-year testing interval before it’s completely executed following consultations with industry players.

The BCA also intends to freely release building energy consumption data, in order to support buildings to ramp up their energy efficiency without disclosing the building’s name.

Like Boston and New York, the BCA is also working towards implementing compulsory disclosure of building energy performance in Singapore over the the next couple of years.

“We must step up green building efforts as part of the entire international effort to tackle climate change,” he said.

CDL has been always on the ball in getting the unique selling point on their project, and the current launch, Commonwealth Towers Condo is another project that is worth considering.

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