Since 2010, building developments on land sold under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme in selected strategic areas are subject to higher Green Mark standards under the Building Control ( Environmental Sustainability) Regulations 2008. This helps maximise the potential for cost-effective energy-saving solutions in the built environment.
With the increasing need to scale up climate action, more ambitious targets to implement sustainable building development in the BE sector have been set to mitigate the effects of climate change under the latest Singapore Green Building Masterplan. These targets also serve to support the Construction ITM and Singapore Green Plan 2030. One of the key initiatives includes extending the imposition of higher Green Mark standard to building developments on all GLS sites. This revision also sets to raise the Green Mark standard from the current Green Mark GoldPlus or Platinum rating to the Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy rating with Maintainability Badge. This would help ensure a minimum energy efficiency improvement of 60% over the 2005 baseline and facilitate the transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient future.
Scope and details
The building works subject to this requirement are to be designed and certified to meet the prescribed BCA Green Mark certification below
There is no need for Qualified Person (QP) to submit his declaration and Submission form for these projects. Instead, the QP should:
- Before submitting the building plan, make an application to BCA for the project to be assessed and certified under the BCA Green Mark Scheme.
- Upon completion of building works, inform BCA early to initiate the Green Mark verification audit so as to facilitate the temporary occupation permit (TOP) and certificate of statutory completion (CSC) process
- Submit the relevant clearance showing that the project has been verified and met the prescribed Green Mark Certification rating, along with the application for TOP or CSC
Compliance with the respective certification standards will be based on the tender award letter issued by URA to the successful developer under the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme, as stated in the table below.