Singapore launches its 1000th Green Mark building

Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Center in Singapore becomes the 1000th building in Singapore to have completed the world’s second most stringent eco-friendly certification.

The inaugural event of the building started with the “Walk the Green Talk” which started this morning with the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean leading the walk. Other members of the parliament from Punggol East SMC and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC also accompanied the DPM. The walk started from the Pasir Ris Elias Community Club and ended at Pasir Ris SRC where an award ceremony was to be conducted.

DPM and the CEO of Singapore Sports Council were given the award by the chairman and CEO of Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The Green Mark scheme was introduced by BCA in 2005. It completed 17 projects in the inaugural year of the program whereas the program listed 1000 in the next and on Monday DPM inaugurated the 1000th Green Mark building in Singapore.

According to the unique features included in the building, it has the potential to save up to 25% energy when compared to a normal non-green building. It has solar energy system installed on the top which will save the government s$57,000 per year. The sunshades used in the front of the building are also made up of recycled material.

DMP said on the occasion, “I like the fact it has brought back some of the things from the old National Stadium. I have a lot of fond memories of the old National Stadium, and the wood panels coming from the seats has a very nice touch, has a link to past, link to sports, and it’s also a very good way of re-using old materials.”

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