Straits Times: New green certification for energy efficient products

The Straits Times earlier this week reported this story about The Singapore Green Building Council’s new green product certification scheme. See story below.

New green certification for energy efficient products

ELEVEN companies have had their products, such as chillers, lamps and window films, certified green under the Singapore Green Building Product certification scheme, the first of its kind to support the existing Green Mark scheme.

Representatives from the companies were presented with certificates at a ceremony held at the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy on Wednesday.

Out of the 26 products certified, six belonged to Trane Singapore, which specialises in air-conditioning systems.

Mr Liew Kwong Chin, the business development director, said that the company’s first design criteria is energy efficiency. ‘We aspire to get the highest level of certification, the leadership level, for all our products,’ he added.

So far, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) has received applications from more than 30 companies for product certification.

To be certified, the products have to be energy, water and resource-efficient, have low carbon emission, and avoid pollution.


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