BCA Green mark for Infrastructure

BCA Green mark for Infrastructure

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Acronyms

BCA:Building and Construction Authority

Version

1.0

Organization

Building and Construction Authority of Singapore

Type

Overall Infrastructure

Summary

BCA Green Mark is a rating system developed by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in 2009 to evaluate the environmental impact of assets. This manual was first originated to evaluate buildings. Nowadays, it encompasses various projects types and among which there is one specific manual for infrastructure projects for creating green, innovative and sustainable of districts, and parks.

Developed By

Building and Construction Authority of Singapore

Institution Type

Public Agency- The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development.

Used By

Project Team,Developers,Public Authorities,General Audience

Purpose

To encourage developers and design teams to design and construct green, sustainable projects which are more climatic responsive, energy effective, resource efficient, smarter and have healthier indoor environments.

Kind

Rating System

Sustainability Certification

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Sustainability Criteria

Landscape, ecology and efficiencyEnergyRenewable energyWaterProject ManagementWaste Management and Environmental protectionInnovation

Is Opensource

The manual is available on their website for free

How Used

The assessment process involves specific areas of improvement to meet the environmental and sustainable development objectives that are relevant.  The assessment includes design, documentation review and site verification to ascertain the extent of environmental friendliness of the infrastructure development. Depending on the point scoring, the project can be awarded one of the four Green Mark Rating • Platinum • Gold Plus • Gold • Certified.

Kind of projects targeted

Overall Infrastructure

final-outcome

An evaluation of the project’s environmental impact and performance.

Scale analyzed

National

Developed Country

Singapore

Location

Singapore

Applied at

Singapore

When Created

2009

Phase applied

Planning,Design,Construction

Web link

https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_criteria.htmlManual: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/GM_Infra_V1.pdf

Tool Details Description

BCA Green Mark is a rating system developed by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in 2009 to evaluate the environmental impact of assets. This manual was first originated to evaluate buildings, but nowadays it encompasses various projects types, amongst which there is one specific manual for infrastructure projects, other green/innovative features of districts, and parks.

Tool details how it works

The assessment process aims to verify the relevant reports and documentary evidences such as whether the project meets the intents of the criteria and certification level. The total number of points obtained from assessment will provide an indication of the environment-friendliness of the project design and operation. Depending on the overall assessment and point scoring, the project will be certified to have met the respective Green Mark rating.

Tool details outcome

BCA Green Mark for Infrastructure provides an assessment on the environmental performance of the infrastructure project and gives recognition to projects that have adopted enhanced sustainability strategies and measures in infrastructure planning, design and development, which could optimise sustainable outcomes over the long run.

Tool details sustainability

  • Landscape, ecology, and land efficiency
  • Energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Water
  • Project management
  • Waste management and environmental protection
  • Innovation

Tool details web links

https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_criteria.html, https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/GM_Infra_V1.pdf

Other info

Tool details addl info

  • Users of the tool-Project Team, Developers, Public Authorities, General Audience
  • Phase when the tool applies- Planning, Design, Construction
  • Geographic application- The tool applies globally

Other info

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