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Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Tan Chee Keong Willie
2013/2014 PFM
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2014
Citation: GOH XUE MI SHIRLEEN (2014-07-10). GREEN ROAD RATING SYSTEM IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In Singapore today, roads comprise 12% of the total land space and road growth will be projected to expand at 0.5% per annum over the next decade. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has devised a Green Mark Scheme that mandates all building developments to be more environmental friendly. However, there is currently no local index or official green guidelines for roads. A Green Road Rating System (GRRS) is a sustainability rating system derived from Greenroads Foundation based in the United States of America (USA). GRRS will be revolutionary in regulating how future roads are to be designed and constructed. It can be perceived as the solution to improve the way roads are built while it acts as a common metric in measuring road infrastructure sustainability. The main objective of this study is to explore and recommend a road rating system for Singapore. Upon studying the various criteria that are involved in the road rating system, a localized framework of GRRS for implementation in Singapore was developed. The introduction of a GRRS will ensure that there is holistic emphasis and conformance in sustainability for not only buildings, but also roads. Both qualitative data and quantitative data were collated via questionnaires, interview with road professionals in Singapore and published case studies on the official website of Greenroads. A sample of 46 responses was collected from the questionnaires. The responses and interview replies were studied and it was subsequently found that the implementation of GRRS was highly applicable in the context of Singapore. Lastly, recommendations of how GRRS can be best implemented are found in the final chapter. The results from the factor analysis have shown the breakdown of factors underlying the barriers and drivers of GRRS. A pilot scheme has to be conducted to test out the feasibility of GRRS and how the criteria can be fine-tuned for greater compatibility with the Singapore context. However, the success of a new scheme is highly dependent on regulatory bodies and building stakeholders and future research studies have to be conducted with the building stakeholders.
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