Green building certification

In our previous article we outlined a method for green building certification called LEED. Today, we would like to present other major certification rating tools.

GREEN BUILDING INDEX (GBI)

http://www.greenbuildingindex.org/

The GBI rating tool is developed for the Malaysian-tropical climate and social needs. Its goal is to define green buildings, promote sustainable building design, reduce negative environmental impacts and energy needs.

BCA Green Mark

http://www.bca.gov.sg

BCA Green Mark is intended to promote sustainability in the Singapore’s construction industry raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders.

Major benefits of Green Mark certificate are:

  • energy cost saving
  • facility water reduction
  • improve indoor living environment and health protection

BREEAM

http://www.breeam.org/

BREEAM, BRE Environmental Assessment Method, is based on a transparent scoring system and allows developers and designers to prove the environmental standards of their buildings to their clients.

Green building certification in USA

List of national certification programs and programs by state:

http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=20978

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