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Green buildings for a greener Singapore (TODAY, Science page)

Published on : 22 Feb, 2013

Excerpt from TODAY Science page, issue 22 Feb 2013:
“The drive for sustainability in Singapore, in my opinion, is just getting started,” said Prof Mhaisalkar, who was speaking at a “Green Building Envelopes and Materials for the Tropics” workshop conducted Monday. He added that while the incorporation of greenery in buildings is increasingly widespread, there is much more that can be done. Organised by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and ERIN, the workshop was held to discuss developments in energy-efficient building materials and innovative concepts in building and envelope design, and to encourage participation from industry participants... Professor Andy Hor, the executive director of IMRE, is confident that Singapore will achieve its goals in energy efficiency. “Singapore has an ambitious target of improving energy efficiency by as much as 35 per cent within 25 years. Can we do it? If we don’t try, we’ll never know. But when Singapore tries, Singapore usually can do it.”

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