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Green and Gracious Builders Award

The Green and Gracious Builder Scheme (GGBS)  was introduced in 2009 to raise the environmental consciousness and professionalism of builders. It is also a benchmark of a builder’s corporate social responsibility to the environment and public during the construction of projects. It aims to:

  • Promote environment protection during the construction of projects;
  • Set standards for gracious practices. These practices improve the image of our builders and the built environment sector, particularly among neighbours and residents who may be affected by construction activities near them; and
  • Increase adoption of productive construction methods, which can reduce on-site construction activities and/or shorten construction time on site. This reduces inconveniences to the public.

Supplementing the main scheme is GGBS (SMC), which was launched to encourage small and medium construction firms (SMCs) to work in a smart and responsible manner. SMCs can overcome the challenges faced in smaller projects through the adoption of best gracious practices.

GGBS firms will be tiered-rated   based on their score, ranging from Certified, Merit, Excellent, and Star.

Who can apply

Both the GGBS and GGBS (SMC) certification schemes are voluntary for all  builders.

However, builders  which wish to apply for or retain their BCA Contractors Registry System (CRS) registration in work heads CW01 and CW02 and financial grades from A1 to B2 are required to obtain GGBS certification.

Assessment criteria

GGBS:

Criteria

 

Green Practices
- Company Policy
- Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
- Energy
- Environmental / Water
- Housekeeping & Air Quality

35

Gracious Practices
- Company Policy
- Accessibility
- Public Safety
- Noise & Vibration
- Communication
- Manpower Management

55

Innovation & Exemplary Practices

10

Subtotal

100

Bonus Points for outstanding performance / achievement

5

Total Possible Points

105

View detailed GGBS assessment criteria.

GGBS (SMC):

Criteria

Maximum Points

Company Policy

2

Housekeeping & Air Quality

18

Accessibility

13

Public Safety

9

Noise & Vibration

27

Communication

11

Manpower Management

20

Innovation and Exemplary Practices

5

Total Possible Points

105

View detailed GGBS (SMC) assessment criteria.

How to apply

Submit a completed application form via the Quality Single Login portal.

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