3 new requirements for buildings to be energy-efficient [News]

September 11, 2012 by  
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By Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia, 10 Sep 2012.

From next year, building owners will have to do more to show they’re energy efficient.

They have to fulfil three new requirements under the Building Control Act.

They have to get a minimum Green Mark standard when a cooling system is installed or changed.

The Green Mark is a benchmarking scheme by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to promote sustainability such as reducing water and energy consumption by adopting best practices in environmental design.

They also have to submit energy audits on the cooling system once every three years as well as energy consumption data every year.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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