26 Apr '11, 2am

Green buildings in Singapore: Adding the green touch with technology

Green buildings in Singapore: Adding the green touch with technology

New technology and green features such as vertical gardens are helping Singapore reach ambitious energy efficiency targets for its buildings. Photo: Eco-Business Technology and innovative design are key as the property industry here works to embrace green building, propelled in large part by the strong regulatory framework. Singapore’s status as one of Asia’s green building leaders, and the adoption of green technologies and designs by both the private and public sectors, owe much to the government’s implementation of a strong regulatory framework and robust market incentives, industry players said. ‘The green movement is likely to grow stronger because of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as legislative pressure,’ said Tan Yew Chin, executive vice-president for real estate services at Ascendas. ‘Strong government initiatives and incentives provide developers a...

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