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Mandatory Higher Green Mark Standard for GLS Sites

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 

Applicable Areas

Requirements for building wholly or partly within area that is on land sold on or after 30 June 2022 under the GLS Programme

All GLS Sites

BCA Green Mark Platinum (SLE) Rating with Maintainability Badge

Selected Strategic Areas
Exact location to refer to the Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) Regulations 2008

Requirements for building wholly or partly within area that is on land sold from 1 September 2014 to  29 June 2022 under the GLS Programme

Woodlands Regional Centre

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Punggol Eco-Town

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Selected Strategic Areas
Exact location to refer to the Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) Regulations 2008

Requirements for building wholly or partly within area that is on land sold from 5 May 2010 to 29 June 2022 under the GLS Programme

Marina Bay

BCA Green Mark Platinum Rating

Downtown Core (including areas within the CBD located next to Marina Bay)

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Jurong Lake District

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Paya Lebar Central

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Kallang Riverside

BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Rating

Submission requirements

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 standards

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.

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