16 Sep '11, 4pm

Green building experts shop for ideas at Singapore's first eco-mall:

Green building experts shop for ideas at Singapore's first eco-mall:

City Square Mall's eco-park roof features plants, solar panels and rainwater harvesting. Photo: City Square Mall A busload of visitors have been visiting Singapore’s City Square Mall at Kitchener Road this week – not to shop for gifts to take home, but to find new ideas for green buildings . Instead of window shopping for the latest fashions, the visitors perused a broad range of eco-friendly features, from passive design features that naturally maximise lighting, air flow and shading, to high-tech solutions that increase energy efficiency and save water. Singapore’s first eco-mall was one of several destinations that the Republic’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) had earmarked for delegates who are in town for the International Green Building Conference (IGBC). This week’s green building conference in Singapore, a three-day summit that includes the BEX Asia buil...

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