New requirements from 2013 for buildings to be energy-efficient under Bill passed
Parliament has passed the Building Control Amendment Bill, which requires building owners to fulfil new requirements from next year.
The first is to achieve a minimum Green Mark standard when a cooling system is installed or retrofitted.
The Green Mark is a benchmarking scheme by the Building and Construction Authority.
The new legislation also requires existing buildings to carry out three-yearly energy audits on the cooling system.
The third measure requires the submission of building information and energy consumption data annually.
These requirements aim to make existing buildings more energy-efficient.
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