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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

New lease of life for old, non-green offices

BCA is encouraging older-generation buildings to retrofit to cut energy usage and boost their capital values
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 05:50
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Keppel Reit's 20-year-old Bugis Junction Towers retrofitted its chiller plant system and installed a solar panel system (above).
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CapitaLand's 31-year-old Six Battery Road recently added new green features such as energy-saving lighting and chiller replacements, and even installed the largest indoor vertical garden in the CBD - 2,000 square feet of more than 100 plant species.

Singapore

AS green offices proliferate across Singapore, will the many existing non-green offices that still form the bulk of the country's building stock - and still consume a lot of energy - become overshadowed or fade into obscurity?

The Building & Construction Authority (