Green and Gracious Builder Scheme

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


Criteria  Maximum Points 
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
    Bonus Points for outstanding performance / achievement
    Total Possible Points

    View detailed GGBS assessment criteria.

    GGBS (SMC):

    Criteria Maximum Points 
    Company Policy
    Housekeeping & Air Quality
    Public Safety 9
    Noise & Vibration
    Manpower Management
    Innovation and Exemplary Practices
    Total Possible Points

    View detailed GGBS (SMC) assessment criteria.

    Handover of BCA's Green and Gracious Builder Scheme (GGBS) administration to SCAL

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    SCAL to administer BCA's Green and Gracious Builder Scheme (GGBS) from 30 June 2023 to 29 June 2026

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