CEADA Shares UK Energy Labelling Experience With Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
CEADA was pleased to recently meet with representatives of Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority on the implementation of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs) as required under the EU Directive 2002/91/EC. The meeting was part of the delegation’s objective in its visit to the UK in order to understand the various ways the Directive is implemented among the EU member states.
The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is the regulatory body for building control in Singapore. As well as building safety, sustainability in buildings.
In 2008, the Singapore Parliament passed a new law requiring any new building with an area of more than 2,000sqm to be designed such that it complies with a minimum “Green Mark” score. The “Green Mark” is an environmental sustainability rating scheme developed by Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and is a scheme
similar to BREEAM in the UK.
Issues concerning the training of assessors and the conduct of EPC/DEC assessments for non-domestic buildings were shared along with information relating to the various assessments levels 3, 4 and 5, with illustrations from projects already undertaken by CEADA.
CEADA’s experience in the UK market enabled them to offer advice and information concerning administration of the law on EPCs and DECs, as well as data collection and analysis before the implementation of this law.
CEADA’s Managing Director, Dave Cadwallader commented, “We were honoured to have been able to share our experience with the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and delighted that this meeting was viewed as a success by all parties concerned. It continues to strengthen the trend by which CEADA is viewed as a partner of trust and expertise.”
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About the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore champions the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. At BCA, our mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment, as these are four key elements where BCA has a significant influence. In doing so, we aim to differentiate Singapore’s built environment from those of other cities and contribute to a better quality of life for everyone in Singapore. Hence, our vision is to have “the best built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city”. Together with our education and research hub, the BCA Academy of the Built Environment, BCA works closely with its industry partners to develop skills and expertise that help shape the best built environment for Singapore.
Please visit www.bca.gov.sg for more information.