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BCA GREEN MARK ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND ONLINE APPLICATION

BCA Green Mark is a green building rating system to evaluate a building for its environmental impact and performance. It is endorsed and supported by the National Environment Agency. It provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the overall environmental performance of new and existing buildings to promote sustainable design, construction and operations practices in buildings.

Under the assessment framework for new buildings, developers and design teams are encouraged to design and construct green, sustainable buildings which can promote energy savings, water savings, healthier indoor environments as well as the adoption of more extensive greenery for their projects. As for existing buildings, the building owners and operators are encouraged to meet their sustainable operations goals and to reduce adverse impacts of their buildings on the environment and occupant health over the entire building life cycle.

The assessment criteria cover the following key areas:-

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Environmental Protection
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Other Green Features and Innovation

The assessment process involves a pre-assessment briefing to the project team for a better understanding and evaluation of BCA Green Mark requirements and the certification level sought. Actual assessment would then be carried out at later stage to verify the relevant reports and documentary evidences and that the building project meets the intents of the criteria and certification level.

The assessment identifies the specific energy efficient and environment-friendly features and practices incorporated in the projects. Points are awarded for incorporating environment-friendly features which are better than normal practice. The total number of points obtained will provide an indication of the environmental friendliness of the building design and operation. Depending on the overall assessment and point scoring, the building will be certified to have met the BCA Green Mark Platinum, GoldPlus, Gold or Certified rating.

Certified Green Mark buildings are required to be re-assessed every three years to maintain the Green Mark status. New buildings certified will subsequently be re-assessed under the existing buildings criteria. Existing buildings will be re-assessed under the existing buildings criteria.

The revised BCA Green Mark Criteria for new buildings (Version 4.0) will come into effect in 1 Dec 2010. All Green Mark applications for new buildings that are submitted on or after this date will be assessed and certified based on this version.

BCA Green Mark Schemes Description
Download
Effective Date GM Score Calculator

Non-Residential New Buildings
(Version 4.1)

Applicable for new buildings such as offices, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings with or without air-conditioning systems.
Download Non-Residential New Buildings (Version 4)
15 Jan 2013 onwards
Residential New buildings
(Version 4.1)
For new private and public residential developments.
Download Residential New buildings (Version 4)
15 Jan 2013 onwards

Non-Residential New Buildings
(Version 4)

Applicable for new buildings such as offices, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings with or without air-conditioning systems.
Download Non-Residential New Buildings (Version 4)
1 Dec 2010 to 14 Jan 2013
Residential New buildings
(Version 4)
For new private and public residential developments.
Download Residential New buildings (Version 4)
1 Dec 2010 to 14 Jan 2013
Existing Non-Residential Buildings
(Version 3)
Applicable to existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings under operation.
Download Existing Non-Residential Buildings(Version 3)
26 Jul 2012 onwards
Existing Buildings
(Version 2.1)
Applicable to existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings under operation. Assessment by this criteria is necessary for application of GMIS (Existing Building).
Download Existing Buildings (Version 2.1)
1 Dec 2009 onwards
Existing Residential Buildings
(Version 1)
For existing private and public residential developments.
Download Existing Residential Buildings (Version 1)
19 May 2011 onwards  
Existing Schools
(Version 1)
Applicable to MOE main stream schools (excluding International schools, Universities and Institute of Higher Learning: Polytechnics and ITE).
Download Existing Schools (Version 1)
4 Aug 2011 onwards
Healthcare Facilities
(Version 1)
For Healthcare Facilities.
Download Healthcare Facilities (Version 1)
01 July 2014 onwards
Office Interior
(Version 1.1)
For new offices, existing operating offices and existing offices undergoing renovation.
Download Office Interior (Version 1.1)
01 Nov 2012 onwards
Office Interior
(Version 1)
For new offices, existing operating offices and existing offices undergoing renovation.
Download Office Interior (Version 1)
27 May 2009 onwards
Landed Houses
(Version 1)
For landed housing projects.
Download Landed Houses (Version 1)
27 May 2009 onwards  
Infrastructure
(Version 1)
For infrastructure projects e.g. as barrages, roads, bridges.
Download Infrastructure (Version 1)
27 May 2009 onwards
District
(Version 2)
For district projects.
Download District (Version 2)
01 Jan 2013 onwards
District
(Version 1)
For district projects.
Download District (Version 1)
29 Oct 2009 to 31 Dec 2012
Restaurants
(Version 1)
For Restaurants.
Download Restaurants (Version 1)
12 Sep 2011 onwards
Supermarket
(Version 1)
For Supermarket.
Download Supermarkets (Version 1)
11 Oct 2012 onwards
Existing Data Centres
(Version 1)
For Existing Data Cetres.
Download Existing Data Centres (Version 1)
11 Oct 2012 onwards
New Data Centres
(Version 1)
For New Data Cetres.
Download Existing Data Centres (Version 1)
14 Mar 2013 onwards
Retail
(Version 1)
For Retail Tenants.
Download Retail (Version 1)
11 Oct 2012 onwards
New Parks
(Version 1)

For New Parks

Download New Parks (Version 1)
26 May 2010 onwards Contact Person (NParks):
Mr Oi Keng Hunt,
Tel: 64626965 or
oi_keng_hunt@nparks.gov.sg
Existing Parks
(Version 1)
For Existing Parks
Download Existing Parks (Version 1)
22 may 2008 onwards

 

Certification Standard
Download
Effective Date
BCA Green Mark Certification Standards for New Building, GM Version 3.0, May 2010
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 3)
31 Jan 2008 to 30 Nov 2010
Addendum to Certification Standard (GM Version 3.0), Sep 2014
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 3)
1 Sep 2014
BCA Green Mark Certification Standards for New Building, GM Version 4.0, Aug 2010
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 4)
1 Dec 2010 to 14 Jan 2013
Addendum to Certification Standard (GM Version 4.0), Sep 2014
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 3)
1 Sep 2014
BCA Green Mark Certification Standards for New Building, GM Version 4.1, Oct 2012 issue
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 4.1)
15 Jan 2013 onwards
Addendum to Certification Standard (GM Version 4.1), Sep 2014
Download Green Mark Certification Standards for New Buildings (Version 3)
1 Sep 2014


ONLINE APPLICATION


RELATED INFORMATION

BCA Green Mark Scheme - Terms and Conditions

BCA Green Mark Scheme - Assessment Fees  <Updated on 01 July 2014>

BCA Green Mark Scheme - Verification Audit Checklist

Legislation on Environmental Sustainability

FAQs for Measurement and Verification (M&V)

 

Green Mark Logo (only for use for projects certified under the Green Mark Scheme); download and use of logo governed by the terms & conditions. Download can be made only after approval is obtained from BCA. Green Mark Logo in TIFF format (36mb) | EPS format (2.3mb) | JPEG format (43kb)

 

Green Mark Logo (only for use for Green Mark Data Centres); download and use of logo governed by the terms & conditions. Download can be made only after approval is obtained from BCA. Green Mark Logo in JPEG format (34.6kb)

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