Pushing efforts in green building for the next decade


With the rapid growth of global trends towards green building development, many have put forward good work that highlights the impact that green building can have on environment.

At the recent International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2016 in Singapore, more than 800 green building experts, policy makers, academics, as well as also local and international stakeholders gathered around to develop an effective cutting-edge solutions for the future of the green under the theme of “Build Green: The Next Decade”.

Lawrence Wong, the Minister for Singapore’s National Development and Second Minister for Finance highlighted the three main things that need to be focused on : tackling the climate change, maximizing city efficiency through integration with new technology, and lastly, changing the mindset of the citizens. 

What will the next decade of green building look like ?


Since the introduction of BCA Green Mark in 2005, Singapore has certified more than 2,800 green buildings, making 31% of Singapore’s built area is now Green Mark certified. Singapore is aiming for 80% of all buildings to be green buildings by 2030, and the target stretches out towards the following :

  • More climate-responsive buildings
  • Construction with more efficient resources
  • More livable and healthy environment
  • Behavioral changes and adoption of new technologies
  • Conservation of existing biosphere through the integration of nature and protection of natural system

Furthermore, Net Zero building is also another focus that will soon be sought after. The concept has raised interests across the industry and in order for it to be properly implemented and leveraged, there also have to be some improved methods for significant energy consumption reduction for all stakeholders to consider.

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