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University Town's graduate residence and residential colleges recognised for excellence in built environment

20 May 2011

GRADUATE RESIDENCE: Received the Green Mark for Buildings Award (GoldPlus)

CINNAMON AND TEMBUSU COLLEGES: Received the Green Mark for Buildings Award (Gold)

AQUATIC SCIENCE CENTRE: Received the Green Mark for Buildings Award (GoldPlus)

At this year's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore Awards Ceremony on 19 May, NUS received two BCA Green Mark for Buildings Awards for its University Town's (UTown) Graduate Residence as well as Cinnamon and Tembusu Colleges. The Graduate Residence was awarded a GoldPlus rating while the two residential colleges attained a Gold rating. The Aquatic Science Centre set up by the Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, a joint collaboration between NUS, PUB (Singapore's national water agency) and Deltares, also received the BCA Green Mark for Buildings Award (GoldPlus).

NUS Deputy President (Administration) Mr Joseph Mullinix was pleased that NUS has once again been recognised for its sustainability efforts. "There is a pressing need to address the critical issues of climate change and environmental sustainability and the innovative green efforts that UTown has undertaken underscore NUS' commitment to reducing our environmental impact," he said.

Incepted in 2005, the BCA Green Mark Scheme aims to drive Singapore towards achieving a more sustainable built environment. The Scheme assesses buildings and spaces beyond buildings such as parks, office interiors and districts for their environmental friendliness, and sustainability; and recognises excellence in these aspects with award ratings such as BCA Green Mark Platinum (the highest rating), GoldPlus, Gold or Certified.