Innovative technology and design are crucial in Singapore, as the property industry works to adopt green building practices, which are mostly driven by the solid regulatory framework.
Singapore’s position as one of Asia’s green building leaders, and the integration of green layouts and technologies by both the public and private sectors, is mainly credited to the government’s enactment of a solid regulatory framework and powerful market incentives, according to industry analysts.
“The green movement probably will grow more powerful because of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in addition to legislative pressure,” said Tan Yew Chin, Executive Vice-President for property services at Ascendas.
Incentives and “Strong government initiatives provide developers a platform on which to pursue and develop eco-friendly alternatives for buildings added Kevin Wong, Chief Executive at Keppel Land. And the upcoming executive condominium, Treasure Crest By Sim Lian
Mr. Wong also noted that the Singapore authorities takes a dynamic part in beginning academic research and development of green technologies, as well as encouraging and facilitating responsible sustainable development. Check out
The launching of the successful Green Mark rating system in 2005 was followed by the first Green Building Masterplan in 2006, which requires all new and major renovation projects for public buildings to be Green Mark certified.
The legislature has also developed a framework that ensures green building opportunities aren’t overlooked by private developments or new launch property.
In order to achieve the Green Mark certification, most developers are now integrating greener features in new buildings.
Common practices include optimised orientation of a building to reduce solar heat gains, with lesser direct West-facing facades and architectural designs that maximise day -lighting.
Some projects feature extensive photovoltaic panels, while others use more eco-friendly stuff like “green concrete”, which consists of recycled concrete aggregates, copper slag and ground-granulated blast furnace slag.