Green Mark Gross Floor Area Incentive Scheme (GM-GFA)

The scheme expired in Apr 2019.

Scheme details

 Objective  The GM-GFA Incentive Scheme encourages the private sector to develop buildings that attain higher-tier Green Mark ratings (i.e. Platinum or GoldPLUS).

Quantum of GM GFA

For developments attaining a Green Mark Platinum or GoldPLUSrating, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will grant additional floor area over and above the Master Plan Gross Plot Ratio (GPR) control

Green Mark Platinum: Up to 2% additional GFA beyond the Master Plan GPR (subject to a cap of 5,000 sqm)

Green Mark GoldPLUS: Up to 1% additional GFA beyond the Master Plan GPR(subject to a cap of 2,500 sqm)

Eligibility for Green Mark Gross Floor Area Incentive Scheme (GM-GFA)   

The scheme applies to:

  • New private developments
  • Redevelopments
  • Reconstructions
  • Developments that have obtained planning approval but have not started construction of superstructure works on site (considered case by case)
  • Existing private developments if they undergo substantial energy efficiency enhancements to achieve a high Green Mark rating (i.e. Platinum or GoldPLUS) under the New Building category  


The GM GFA Incentive Scheme has expired.  To accelerate the adoption of Industry Transformation Map Outcome Requirements, BCA and URA have jointly launched the Built Environment Transformation GFA Incentive Scheme on 24 November 2021 for a 5-year validity period until 23 November 2026.  For more details, please visit the Built Environment Transformation GFA Incentive Scheme webpage.

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