Geographical and cultural realities vary across different cities. Mixing and matching from a pool of innovations creates more tailored sustainability solutions says CapitaLand Investment’s CSO Vinamra Srivastava.
An office building might score high in green ratings, but still not provide workers with good access to daylight and fresh air, says the Israeli-Canadian architect, who designed Singapore’s iconic Jewel Changi Airport and Marina Bay Sands.
Following a revision to significantly tighten the energy efficiency requirements for a Green Mark certification scheme from November, almost 73 per cent of currently certified office buildings in Singapore could now be 'off the mark'.
Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
Meg Holden and