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Green Growth

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.

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There are obvious aesthetic benefits – particularly when the plants screen a car park as in the feature image.

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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.

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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.


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