Buildings account for over 20% of Singapore’s emissions. Greening our buildings is hence a key strategy to achieve our sustainability ambitions under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, and to fulfil our international commitments on climate change.
Singapore’s first Green Building Masterplan was launched in 2006 to encourage developers to embed sustainability as part of a building’s life cycle from the onset. BCA has been refreshing the masterplan to expand its reach to target the greening of the larger stock of existing buildings and engage building occupants to change their energy consumption behaviour.
The fourth edition of the Singapore Green Building Masterplan, titled “Build Our Green Future Together”, was announced during the Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply debate on 4 March 2021. It seeks to doster a leading green Built Environment sector that can lower its carbon footprint and provide a healthy, liveable and sustainable built environment for all.
The masterplan’s “80-80-80 in 2030” targets are:
• Stepping up the pace to green 80% of our buildings (by gross floor area) by 2030
• Having 80% of new developments (by gross floor area) to be Super Low Energy (SLE) buildings from 2030
• Achieving 80% improvement in energy efficient for best-in-class green buildings by 2030
Find out more about the Singapore Green Building Masterplan here