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New 'green lease' guide launched for commercial landlords and tenants

Published on Jun 20, 2014 4:29 PM

SINGAPORE - The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Friday launched guidelines to help commercial landlords and tenants agree to cut energy and water use, and expanded its zones of higher Green Mark standards to new areas.

Ms Grace Fu, Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, made these announcements at the launch of its Green Building Exhibition at Marina Square.

The commercial and service-related building sector consumes 38 per cent of Singapore's energy, Ms Fu said. Tenants in a commercial building typically account for half of that usage.

So the BCA has put out examples of how 'green leases' might work. For instance, landlords could ask that tenants install energy-efficient lighting and fittings, and in turn provide recycling collection facilities.

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