The Green Mark scheme was introduced by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in 2005 to promote more sustainability and environmentally friendly buildings in Singapore. More details about the scheme can be found below. To date, there are already 1000 buildings that have attained the Green Mark. Considering this substantial progress, BCA’s target i.e. 80% of buildings to go green by 2030, does not seem far-fetched.
(Source: The Straits Times, March 3, 2012)
The new Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre was recently reported as the 1000th green building here. The sun louvers of the centre were made from timber benches from the old National Stadium. This shows how old materials can be recycled for better use. The centre also has rooftop solar panels installed to convert sunlight into electricity energy, which reportedly helps Singapore Sports Council (SSC) save about S$57,000 annually. In addition, the complex only uses energy-efficient LED. Lastly, the green walls are designed to allow natural ventilation.
Some other buildings that were awarded Green mark include McDonald’s Jurong Central Park and Republic Polytechnic
McDonald’s Jurong Central Park