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Title: REVIEW OF THE GREEN MARK SCHEME FOR SUPERMARKETS
Authors: LIM SHU HUI MARIA
Keywords: Building
PFM
Lee Siew Eang
Project and Facilities Management
2013/2014 PFM
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2014
Citation: LIM SHU HUI MARIA (2014-07-11). REVIEW OF THE GREEN MARK SCHEME FOR SUPERMARKETS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The Green Mark Scheme for Supermarkets was recently introduced in 2012 to improve the environmental performance and efficiency of supermarkets in Singapore. Being the first user-centric scheme developed for the grocery industry, there is thus a need to review the robustness of the scheme and its impact in driving sustainability in supermarkets. A comparative analysis of five environmental rating systems is undertaken to analyse the differences in the schemes’ assessment criteria, and to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Mark criteria for supermarkets. Through the analysis, it is found that the scheme provides a good guide for supermarkets to implement energy efficient features in key systems, namely the refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. However, the study also reveals that the scheme is too focused on achieving energy efficiency, having allocated the highest amount of points amongst those in the other schemes. The pre-requisite Energy Efficiency Index requirements for its rating levels are also found to be too lenient when compared to a benchmark established by a previous study on the energy consumption of 27 local supermarkets. Interviews with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and a local supermarket have revealed positive feedback on the application of the scheme. A case study of a local supermarket is also undertaken to provide an overview on the application of the scheme in actual context. The scheme serves as a useful framework for supermarkets to assess their performance, however, certain aspects of the scheme should be reviewed to improve its robustness for supermarkets.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222240
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