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2014-08-20
The application of green building needs commitment and seriousness
The application of green building need  strong commitment from the government. We can not make it happen with only jargon and less spirit. Singapore, for example, succeeded in realizing green building through a pretty long way. The country formed the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), it's an agency under the Ministry of National Development of Singapore. BCA is responsible for managing and developing the construction of buildings with a mission to make the building safe, high-quality, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.
"We have started energy conservation since  1980-2005 , in 2006 we created the first master plan for green building and the government offers incentives 20 million dollars aside to 50 million dollars funding for R & D, as well as intensive training for the industry," said Jeffery Neng Sung Kwei , Centre Director of BCA, Singapore, to housing-estate.com in Jakarta, earlier this week. The government effort is progressively continued, in 2009 the BCA published second master plan building green. The Singapore government also offers funds up to 100 million dollars for bonuses for green building owners, in addition to incentives for implementing high energy standards. Green Building Rating System, which published by BCA is now followed by the 15 countries with more than 70 cities listed. 

"In Singapore alone there are more than 2,100 buildings that have been certified Green Mark, the equivalent of 62 million m2. It looks great, but is only 25 percent of all buildings in Singapore. The target, by 2030 as much as 80 percent of buildings in Singapore are already green, "he added. 

EDITT (Ecological Design in the Tropics) building is one of the environmentally friendly building in the city-state. Building designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang that has 26 floors height is made with materials that can be recycled. In addition, at the location of this building will be installed solar panels that can meet about 40 percent of the electricity in the building. 

The concept of green building will be a crucial issue in the future remembering in 2050 as much as 70 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas. Urban buildings that use 40 percent of global energy and water in addition to spending a third of the earth's resources. "The application of green building costs ranging from 0-5 percent raise, but we will obtain the cost efficiency after 3-6 years," said Jeffrey

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