Green Mark Platinum – School of Medicine
The BCA Green Mark Award was launched in 2005 to raise the awareness of sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. Projects are assessed on their environmental impact and performance, including energy efficiency, water efficiency, environmental protection, indoor environmental quality and other green features and innovation.
The assessment evaluates energy efficient and environment-friendly features and practices that are incorporated in the projects. Projects are required to meet the pre-requisite requirement and points are awarded for building and equipment performance and incorporation of environment-friendly features. Depending on the overall assessment and point scoring, the project will be certified to have met the BCA Green Mark Platinum, GoldPlus, Gold or Certified rating.
In 2013, the upgrading project for Yong Loo Lin’s School of Medicine, Block MD9 in National University of Singapore received the BCA Green Mark Platinum. This is aligned with what AR43 embarked in during the initial stages of the project. Achieving the BCA Green Mark Platinum proved that sustainable buildings can be built without having the design and architecture of it compromised.