All SingPost post offices to attain certification under Project: Eco-Office scheme by April 2013 [Press Releases]
Singapore, 25 March 2013 – All offices under SingPost will soon be certified by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) as being Eco Post-Offices, if they pass the rigorous audits conducted by independent auditors. In line with this, SingPost is targeting to reduce its paper and electricity usage by 10 per cent within the next 2 years. This was announced at today’s Project: Eco-Office presentation ceremony held at the MND Auditorium, officiated by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister of Manpower and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development.
“The greening of post-offices represents a milestone in the Council’s role of driving sustainable business practices; one that we hope will further cultivate green heart-ware in Singapore. Going green is closely associated with business cents and sensibility- not only is it good for an organisation’s brand, it can generate significant cost savings too. Project: Eco-Office is an initiative driven by habit and practice; we don’t require companies to install new facilities. It’s about cultivating that mindset among people to print double-sided, use recycled paper, or even turn off the tap whilst soaping their coffee mugs,” said Mr Jose Raymond, Executive Director of the SEC. Read more
Autodesk announced recently that its Singapore office at Solaris has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI-2009 Platinum), and this is Autodesk’s first office in Asia to be LEED certified. LEED is a rating system for green buildings developed by the US Green Building Council. In addition, Autodesk’s Solaris office also received the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA).
To find out more about this green office, we visited Autodesk at Solaris to explore the green features and understand what goes into achieving the LEED and Green Mark certification. After taking a tour of the office, we found that there were several green features in the office, including: Read more
By Wendy Wong, Channel NewsAsia, 5 Oct 2011.
Ascendas, a developer of business space, is helping to spread the “green message” with an eco-friendly office.
It is showcasing its newly-renovated office at the Singapore Science Park as a next-generation office during its very own Green Month.
The premises in The Galen have an open concept to tap maximum daylight, which in turn helps to save energy.
Ascendas’ chief development planning officer, Arthur Aw, said that by opening up the peripheral walls, the number of people who can enjoy daylight has been increased by seven times.
Work stations come with individual lighting, so that common lighting can be switched on and off to reduce wastage. Read more
MyGreenOffice is an eco initiative by Positive Events that brings climate change activism to the workplace. Conceptualised in consultation with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), it features a mobile exhibition and interactive roadshow highlighting easy-to-follow tips and best practices for the office worker to reduce their carbon footprint while at work.
- To help transform companies into sustainable and environmentally–friendly businesses and becoming socially-responsible corporate citizens
- To empower employees with simple green solutions while at work in the office that will result in big changes for the environment
- To help offices achieve cost savings through optimal resource management, energy efficiency and waste minimization Read more