More Green Marks for Singapore Developers

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has given out 151 awards this year, up from its 97 previously, reflecting the interest and commitment from the local developers to high standards, sustainable and friendly built environment.

BCA Green Mark

The Green Mark category has generated more interest as compared with the rest with 103 buildings certified green as compared to 69 ones last year.

Green Mark standards has also broaden its reach to properties which could meet its standards in infrastructure, landed houses and office interior, unlike its previous limitations to only buildings.

City Developments Bagged The Most Green Marks

City Developments Limited (CDL) was the champion for Green Mark projects bagging 11 of them.

The winning projects are The Arte, Livia, Millennium Residence @ Sukhumvit, and Anderson 18. Three commercial buildings were similarly recognised – Tampines Concourse , New Tech Park, and Plaza By The Park (Gold) – as well as the CDL Office in the newly introduced office interior category. Recertification of Republic Plaza and Pantech 21 made up the total 11.

CapitaLand has 26 Green Marks till date since 2005

Winning 6 gold Green Mark awards this year, the projects include Sembawang Shopping Centre, The Integrated Civil, Cultural, Retail & Entertainment Hub @ Vista Xchange, Six Battery Road, The Wharf Residence, Capital Tower and One George Street.

UE and GuocoLand each bags some Green Marks

United Engineers (UE) has clinched 2 new Green Mark awards, adding up a total number of 4 since 2007. The winning projects are The Rochester condominium, Park Avenue Rochester Hotel and The Rochester Square Shopping Mall.

Guocoland grabbed a Green Mark for the Sophia Residences.

Why Green?

Besides playing a part for the environment, it cuts long term costs for consumers in terms of energy and water savings that could work out to be a substantial amount.

Eco-friendly features cost much higher to implement and home buyers are getting more aware of the benefits it could bring.

And to the developers which embarked on making eco-friendly features, the designs are more sustainable, maintenance of the project will be cheaper and tenants can save as much from 15 – 30% as compared to conventional designed buildings.

Go green! Support condominium projects with the Green Mark, contribute to the environment today!

Written by Benson Koh
Benson is a professional real estate realtor with over 11 years of experience specializing in all forms of real estate consultancy and brokeraging of different segments from regal homes to commercial spaces. Also a boutique developer, he manages both SRI5000 Developments which concentrates on landed homes as part of his land bank segment and Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI), a real estate agency which has over 7 years of group experience. You can reach him here via various channels. [ Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | RSS Feed ]