FEIAP Green Design Guide – Non-Residential Building
Part 3: Environmental Protection

3-1 Sustainable Construction

Encourage the adoption of building designs, construction practices and materials that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

(a) More efficient concrete usage for building components.

(b) Conservation of existing building structure

(c) Use of sustainable materials and products in building construction such as:

  1. i. Environmental friendly products
  • steel instead of concrete – speed of construction, lightweight, environmentally friendly and greater financial savings
  1. ii. Products with at least 30% recycled content by weight or volume.
  • Use of waste concrete for non-structural components e.g. partition walls, road kerbs

(d) Building and material reuse (10% out of total cost of the new material)

(e) Use locally or regionally produced materials which boost the local economy and reduce transportation cost and environmental strain.

3-2 Greenery

Encourage greater use of greenery, restoration of trees to reduce heat island effect.

(a) Greenery Provision (GnP) is calculated by considering the 3D volume covered by plants. (10% of total land or 50% of open space)

(b) Restoration of trees on site, conserving or relocating of existing trees on site.

(c) Use of compost recycled from horticulture waste.

Landscaping plan using drought-tolerant species, native plants, minimal lawn cover to conserve water and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

  • Rooftop garden-besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, habitats or corridors for wildlife, and recreational opportunities.

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3-3 Environmental Management Practice

Encourage the adoption of environmental friendly practices during construction and building operation.

(a) Implement effective environmental friendly programmes including monitoring and setting targets to minimize energy use, water use and construction waste.

(b) Building quality certification.