$100 MILLION GREEN MARK INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS (GMIS-EB)
The $100 million Green Mark Incentive Scheme for Existing Buildings (GMIS-EB) scheme was first launched on 29 April 2009 which aims to encourage developers and/or building owners to adopt energy efficient retrofitting design, technologies and practices in their existing building to achieve a significant improvement in the building energy efficiency. BCA has enhanced this scheme which now provides:-
(a) A cash incentive for upgrading and retrofitting that co-funds up to 50% (capped at $3 million) of the costs of supply and installation of energy efficient equipment and professional services to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
(b) A 'health check' , which is an energy audit to determine the efficiency of the air-conditioning plants. BCA will co-fund 50% of the cost for conducting this Health Check and the remaining 50% will have to be borne by the building owner.
The GMIS-EB Health Check will be extended with effect from 29 Apr 2014 and shall last for a period of 5 years or expire on such earlier date, as determined by BCA.
The enhanced GMIS-EB cash incentive for upgrading and retrofitting has expired with effect from 28 April 2014. The funds for the enhanced GMIS-EB cash incentive are now fully committed.
ELIGIBILITY FOR 'HEALTH CHECK'
In general, the GMIS-EB is applicable to existing building owners if their building meets the following criteria:
- Existing private commercial (non-residential) developments.
- Minimum gross floor area of 2,000 sqm.
- Buildings must have central chilled water air-conditioning plants or which will be upgraded to have central chilled water air-conditioning plants.
- Buildings must have attained a Green Mark rating which is still in its validity period preceding the application; or the Building owner must, at the time of application, have applied for Green Mark certification and the Green Mark assessment has not commenced or been completed, the Building owner must, at the time of application, be applying simultaneously for Green Mark certification in respect of the Building.
For the 'Health Check', the building owner must submit the application concurrently with the application for Green Mark certification.
All applications must be lodged before the start of the energy audit.
The scheme will not be applicable to buildings from the public sector as such projects have already being substantially funded by the government.
All Green Mark Incentive Scheme (GMIS) applications are to be submitted via BCA GMIS Online.
For more information, you may like to check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
For technical matters, please contact
- Mr Md Halim Anapi, Green Mark Dept (Existing Buildings) at email: email@example.com
For application matters, please contact
- Ms Kelly Koh, Green Building Policy Dept at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
a) Health Check:
- GMIS-EB Health Check Annex A Application Guidelines
- GMIS-EB Health Check Annex B Audit Report Guidelines
- GMIS-EB Health Check Annex C M&V Guidelines
- GMIS-EB Health Check Application Form
b) Upgrading & Retrofitting:
- Application Guidelines for GMIS-EB Upgrading & Retrofitting (*Only applicable for existing applicants)
- BCA Green Mark for Non-Residential Existing Building Version 3 Criteria
- Circular dated 26 July 2012
- Circular dated 1 March 2013
- Circular dated 2 April 2013
- About BCA Green Mark Scheme
- BCA GMIS - Design Prototype (DP)
- BCA GMIS - Existing Buildings and Premises (EBP)
- BCA Green Mark Gross Floor Area (GM GFA) Incentive Scheme
- Pilot Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing (BREEF) Scheme