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High costs and logistical issues: The challenges of greening Singapore’s older buildings

Channel News Asia reported that it’s often much trickier to green older developments than new ones. CAN reports that till date, 43% of building spaces in Singapore have been greened and of the remaining 57%, one-third are non-residential buildings, while the rest are residential.

The report explored various factors that could be hindering more building owners in greening their properties – from multiple owners to large capital investment, and complex logistical issues. However, despite the challenges and initial outlay, buildings like The Adelphi expressed other benefits of going green besides cost savings. Benefits such as receiving awards and the Green Mark Platinum Certificate – the highest rating for a building’s environmental impact and performance.

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