Paya Lebar Green Clinches Top BCA Certification
SINGAPORE – Paya Lebar Green, a Grade A office project that is set to be completed next year, has obtained the top sustainability rating from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy certification, reported The Edge on Thursday afternoon (13 July, SGT).
The upcoming office development off Paya Lebar Road also clinched all 5 sustainability accolades under the government agency’s Green Mark 2021 scheme for both Existing Non-Residential Building and New Non-Residential Building categories.
Interestingly, Paya Lebar Green is the first building to achieve all 5 sustainability accolades under the scheme. The accolades are for Intelligence, Health and Wellbeing, Whole Life Carbon, Resilience, and Maintainability.
“I’m glad we have secured this certification by BCA in recognition of our efforts and look forward to helping raise the sustainability standards of both buildings new and old across Singapore and beyond,” enthused Paul Chong, Group Chief Executive and President of Certis Group.
Paya Lebar Green is being jointly built by LendLease and Certis. It’s a redevelopment of Certis’ former Singapore HQ. It involves the addition of a new 12-storey South building and the renovation of the existing North building.
“Paya Lebar Green represents our wider global effort to reach our Mission Zero goals of Absolute Zero by 2040,” remarked LendLease Singapore’s Managing Director Ng Hsueh Ling.
“Bringing our development expertise and Certis’ technology together, we will make Paya Lebar Green an exemplar not just of our joint green commitments, but one where we prioritise occupants’ wellbeing and productivity,” she added.
The latest certification from the BCA represents the latest sustainability rating secured by Paya Lebar Green. Previously, its North building obtained a WiredScore Gold certification, while its North building clinched a WiredScore Platinum certification and a WELL Core Silver pre-certification from the International WELL Building Institute.