The Green Mark certification scheme was introduced in Singapore, in January 2005. At its core, it’s a green building rating system created to assess a building’s performance and environmental impact. This is part of Singapore’s URA Master Plan, the statutory land use plan which guides the country’s development in the medium term over the next few decades.
New public sector buildings are obliged to obtain Green Mark certification, including Green Mark Platinum for new buildings with air-conditioned areas exceeding 5,000 sqm, as part of the public sector’s commitment to lead in environmental sustainability.
Get To Know The Green Mark Scheme
The system provides a thorough framework for assessing the overall environmental performance of new and existing buildings in Singapore. This is to encourage sustainable design, best practices in construction, and efficient building operations.
With the BCA Green Mark scheme, existing buildings undergoing renovations or construction works, owners and operations are encouraged to reduce the adverse effects of their construction on the environment and occupant health over the course of the building. Whereas for new buildings, developers and design teams are urged to create green, sustainable structures for new construction that are better adapted to the climate, use less energy and resources, and have healthier indoor climates.
There are also BCA Green Mark schemes specifically for office interiors, retail outlets, restaurants, and supermarkets. These programs urge companies to plan and use their interior spaces in a way that will improve resource efficiency in day-to-day operations, and the wellbeing of their occupants.
Apply For Your BCA Submission with BlueTec
If you’re interested in obtaining a Green Mark certification for your building or business, the team at BlueTec can help out! Our qualified professionals provide a done-for-you service, submitting the necessary paperwork and following up with the parties involved.
Talk to us today to discuss what you require for a BCA submission! Our team of experts have over ten years of experience in the field, and we pride ourselves on being one of the best M&E companies in Singapore.