Concrete Green [News]
By Gena Ng, Channel NewsAsia, 24 Jun 2013.
In a concrete jungle such as Singapore, an enormous amount of energy is needed to power buildings.
No surprise then, that Singapore has set a goal to make 80 per cent of buildings on the island eco-friendly by 2030.
As of March 2013, there are close to 1500 Green Mark building projects in Singapore, a nod towards promoting sustainability with environment-friendly buildings and environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders.
When the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) handed out its 2013 awards, one of the most lauded was City Developments Limited (CDL).
Apart from being the inaugural winner of the Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) and Construction Productivity Award – Advocates (Platinum), CDL added another 21 project awards to its honours roll, including five new Green Mark awards.
In total, CDL added 67 Green Mark awards to its name. More importantly, the building developer makes sure it walks the talk.
“By incorporating sustainable green features in the buildings, it enables us to use natural resources more efficiently,” says Esther An, head of corporate social responsibility at CDL.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia