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Title: TO PURSUE THE FEASIBILITY OF GREEN COUNCILS / ALLIANCE IN SINGPORE [SINGAPORE]
Authors: KWEK SOO HWEE
Keywords: Building
Kwa Harn Wei
2007/2008 Bu
Forces
Green
Green alliance
The Green Building Alliance
Strategy
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2010
Citation: KWEK SOO HWEE (2010-10-16). TO PURSUE THE FEASIBILITY OF GREEN COUNCILS / ALLIANCE IN SINGPORE [SINGAPORE]. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In relation to the formation of green alliance in the building industry, in Singapore and the United States, the success and failure factors should not fall solely on the partnership formed between the partners. Other factors such as history of the city, government’s policies, market forces within the industry, opportunity and timing plays equally important roles in the success or failure in the formation of such alliance. While most literature focuses on green movement between NGOs and business in gaining competitive edge in businesses, this paper will focus on the formation of such green alliance in the building industry. In Singapore, the construction industry has been practising sustainable practices for a long time and such values are embedded in their practices. There is strong financial support by the government agencies on innovative researches, and sustainable practices laid down by legislation. The government has shown intense supports of green driven scheme by our local construction industry and has taken the lead to direct all public buildings to be Green Mark Certified. Other green initiatives are managed by the different government bodies The Green Building Alliance (GBA) in the United States is a successful case of a green alliance within the building industry. There are numerous precious lessons to learn from them. Their vision and foresights are critical factors that have led them to their success today. The vision of GBA and its ability to create a totally new industry of its own is one of the most success factors of the alliance group. The spirit of an entrepreneur, a risk taker and their commitments are lesson that we can learn from.
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