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Title: THE IMPACT OF GREEN MARK AND CURRENT REGULATION ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SINGAPORE SUSTAINABILITY GOAL
Authors: NG TENG YIN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Lee Siew Eang
2012/2013 PFM
Green building
Green mark
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2013
Citation: NG TENG YIN (2013-01-03). THE IMPACT OF GREEN MARK AND CURRENT REGULATION ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SINGAPORE SUSTAINABILITY GOAL. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the release of the 2nd Green building Master Plan, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development (IMCSD) unveiled the objective set for the build environment, which is to green at least 80 per cent of the buildings in Singapore to achieve the Building Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Certified rating by 2030. With green buildings on the rise, Singapore has also pledged to mitigate measures leading to a reduction of carbon emissions. In December 2009, the government has announced its intention and commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 16% below business as usual (BAU) levels in 2020. To formulate a national framework and strategies for Singapore’s sustainable development, the IMCSD released the Sustainable Development Blueprint (SDB) which identifies a set of targets to achieve by 2020 and 2030 respectively. Certainly, these targets have drawn the attention in the importance of sustainable living in Singapore. However, these targets mentioned above are all of the state’s perspectives, the estimation of these figures are calculated by the government. The purpose of this paper is to ensure that these targets can be met and are appropriate estimates which are achievable. Thus, to provide a context for this analysis, an overview of the government targets, goals and initiatives will be discussed, addressing the current sustainable development in Singapore. This is followed by presenting incentives schemes and current regulations for supporting buildings to achieve the green mark standard provided by the Singapore government and the authority. Next, statistics of green building projects in Singapore will be gathered from BCA, followed by a detailed research on mitigation measures of carbon emission. As part of the research, a survey is carried out with 50 Facilities Managers (representing building owners) responded to find out the best age for buildings to retrofit. Finally, the future trend of green buildings was also discussed. It can be concluded that green buildings are expanding rapidly and will be highly recognized in future construction industry. This will allow Singapore to achieve sustainable development and contribute to global efforts to address climate change.
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