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Temasek Poly to Assist BCA in Assessing Green Buildings

It'll help BCA achieve its goal to have at least 80% of S'pore's buildings Green Mark Certified by 2030.

Mon, Feb 22, 2010

Lecturers from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) will be the first to undergo training from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to become qualified assessors and part of BCA's Green Mark assessment teams.

This collaboration will not only widen TP's expertise in the field of green building and environmental sustainability but also help BCA achieve its goal to have at least 80 per cent of Singapore's buildings Green Mark Certified by 2030.

The lecturers from TP's Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability (GBS) are well placed to be a part of this project given the curriculum's focus on green building. Through this collaboration, the lecturers, being well-tuned to the needs of the industry, will be better able to bring the experience into the classroom for the students' benefit.

"Temasek Polytechnic is pleased to work with the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) in its Green Mark project. Our qualified lecturers from the Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability are ready to take on this role with BCA's guidance, and to make a significant contribution to the emerging green building industry in Singapore. Our students too, will benefit greatly from this collaboration as they will be able to experience and learn from real life projects with the BCA - thereby realising TP's aim of bringing education to life, and life to education." said Mrs Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal & Director of Temasek Engineering School.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between BCA and TP to mark the start of this Green Mark certification training and assessment partnership on February 19, by Mr Lam Siew Wah, Deputy CEO of Industry & Corporate Development (BCA), and Mrs Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal & Director, Temasek Engineering School.

Said Mr Lam from BCA: "This partnership with Temasek Polytechnic will enable the lecturers to work alongside our staff and gain hands-on experience in green building assessment. This will strengthen the relevance and credibility of the (Diploma) course. This collaboration further underlines BCA's broader commitment to build a competent core of green building professionals who would bring Singapore's building sector into its next stage of growth and development."

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