12 Dec '11, 1am

Greening buildings in baby steps

Greening buildings in baby steps

BCA's policies have led to a number of showcase green buildings such as CleanTech One (pictured), but it still has a ways to go. Image: JTC Corporation From a domestic agency little known outside of Singapore, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has undergone a transformation in recent years to become a well-known outfit winning international awards for its forward-thinking green building policies. While its central concern is still that of regulating buildings to ensure that past horrors like the Hotel New World and Nicoll Highway collapses in 1986 and 2004 respectively do not happen again, the BCA has extended its mission. Dr John Keung, 58, the man at its helm, tells The Sunday Times that BCA believes its role is more than that, because it believes that people want it to deliver a world- class environment for living. When he took over in 2006, the first thing ...

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