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Authors: CHEN, LILY
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Tan Eng Khiam
2009/2010 PFM
Green benchmark
Green mark scheme
Shopping centres
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: CHEN, LILY (2010-06-02T04:05:39Z). GREEN BENCHMARK FOR SHOPPING CENTRES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The construction industry is one of the most resource-intensive and environmentally damaging industries in the world. The built environment has brought adverse impacts to the environmental surroundings. Hence, it is important that action to advocate sustainable construction is done now to reduce the resource depletion rate. BCA’s Green Mark Scheme has been the only one assessment framework for developments since 2005; improvements should then be done to enhance the system in order to raise the standards of the green developments in Singapore. Besides, the categories under the Green Mark Scheme are too broad and a benchmark system is first proposed to the shopping centres. This research aims to develop a green benchmark for shopping centres. The objectives in achieving this is to identify the importance of a specialized benchmark system for shopping centres, to suggest ways in which shopping centres can do to attain a higher prestige of the Green Mark Scheme, to review the current assessment and enhance it and also to learn from other assessment framework in order to improve on BCA Green Mark Scheme. The literature review discuss the interlink relationship between the environment and the construction industry and also provides the learning points of assessment framework from other countries. The research methodology is interview with BCA. A case study of City Square Mall which attained the Green Mark Platinum in 2007 will be presented to explore the key factors of their success in attaining the Platinum award. Further improvements will be suggested to help City Square Mall to maintain their energy savings and water savings as well as to uphold their high prestige of Green Mark Award. The dissertation will be concluded with the key contributions to knowledge from the research. Quantifying BCA Green Mark Scheme, suggested ways to attract more shopping centres to be accredited and to develop the green benchmark for shopping centres. Limitations of the study will also be stated.
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