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Title: THE FUTURE OF GREEN OFFICE BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE - A GROWING TREND?
Authors: LEE MINXIAN
Keywords: Real Estate
Environment
Green office buildings
Singapore
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2009
Citation: LEE MINXIAN (2009-10-07T11:03:04Z). THE FUTURE OF GREEN OFFICE BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE - A GROWING TREND?. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A carbon footprint is “the total set of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product” (UK Carbon Trust, 2008).With the escalating health problems which are attributed to the harmful environment that we live in, the reduction of carbon footprint is much needed. In Singapore, commercial and industrial buildings have been singled out as contributing almost 15% of total carbon emission stemming from electricity consumption, half of which is from air-conditioning (Jones Lang Laselle, 2007). This research examines the situation of Singapore’s current Green movement in the office sector, and investigates the future of Green office buildings in Singapore. Both qualitative and quantitative research are carried out to enable internal validity of the research findings. Five in-depth interviews were carried out with the appropriate individuals such as from Building Construction Authority and City Developments Limited. A total of 230 respondents were surveyed, of which 105 were real estate professionals. The study found two main issues in the analysis of the future of Green office buildings, among others. Firstly, governmental thrusts/policies, worldwide movements, natural disasters due to harmful effects, and fall in Green building construction costs were identified as factors which contribute to the desirability of Green office buildings. Secondly, the study also confirmed that both the general public as well as real estate professionals agreed that the office buildings in Singapore iii will likely all be Green in the future. This significantly creates an avenue for real estate developers to look into greening all their office buildings. Key words: Green office buildings, Singapore, environment
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219932
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