Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
The Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 ("Amendment Regulations") came into operation on 5 May 2010. The Amendment Regulations stipulate a Green Mark Certification and mandate that buildings in certain zones meet certain minimum Green Mark Certification standards.
Previously, Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) Regulations ("Regulations") only required that residential and non-residential buildings above a certain size meet the specified Green Mark score stipulated in the Regulations. With the amendment, buildings constructed in the following areas must meet the minimum Green Mark score required to obtain the following Green Mark Certification:
- buildings in the Central Business District must be able to obtain the Green Mark Platinum Rating;
- buildings around the Marina South, City Hall, Marina Centre, Jurong Gateway, Paya Lebar Central, and Kallang Riverside areas must be able to obtain the Green Mark GoldPlus Rating.
The specific boundaries of these areas are laid out in maps in the Amendment Regulations.
The change to the Regulations essentially formalises the existing practices of the Building Control Authority as it has already been specifying such minimum standards in its sale conditions in government land sales.