Posted on March 30, 2017
Green buildings, literally, often stand-out while travelling around central Singapore. The Green City Index ranks Singapore as the greenest city in Asia, despite it being one of the most highly urbanised.
There are obvious aesthetic benefits – particularly when the plants screen a car park as in the feature image.
But there are obvious energy usage, health and wider amenity benefits. So to manage Singapore’s growth, its planning requires new developments to replace any ‘greenery’ removed.
The Green Building Council of Singapore is a private membership organisation that forges strong public/private partnerships to help make this happen.
And the green growth hasn’t just been in buildings. The nation’s overall green cover has grown from 37% in the 1980’s to nearly 50% today. A remarkable result.