Singapore vows to make 80 percent buildings environmentally friendly by 2030
2017-09-13 13:59:00

Singapore's Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee announced on Tuesday that the city-state will make 80 percent of its buildings meet the minimum Green Mark Certified Standard by 2030.

He said that Singapore established the Green Mark scheme in 2005 as a set of environmental sustainability standards for buildings, and it had made a third of buildings meet the minimum standard by now.

He added that Singapore plans to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 36 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, and one of its key strategies is to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

"This is because up to a quarter of our carbon emissions come from our buildings," Lee said. "So we have made it a priority to 'green' our buildings."

Lee delivered the speech at the opening ceremony of the Singapore Green Building Week, which is also the joint opening ceremony of International Green Building Conference (IGBC) and the Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia exhibitions.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram