Our Ref: C&P/170/12/tl
5 December 2016
CHANGES TO THE BUILDING CONTROL (ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS) REGULATIONS – EXPANSION OF BUILDING TYPES
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is reminding the industry that with effect from 2 January 2017, under the amended Building Control (Environmental Sustainability Measures for Existing Buildings) Regulations, buildings with centralised cooling systems and GFA greater than 5,000m2 are required to comply with the minimum environmental sustainability standard for existing buildings, when installing or replacing the building cooling system.
BCA has also recently enhanced the GMIS-EBP (Building Owners) to provide better support to building owners and tenants with a cash incentive amounting to up to 50% incurred for the energy efficiency improvement works. These enhancements apply to applications received on or after 30 June 2016. The full details of this scheme such as application forms, application guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found in BCA’s website at https://www.bca.gov.sg/greenmark/gmisebp.html
Please find attached circular for more information.