Various national and international agencies are working towards an eco-friendly future. The UN-Habitat has formulated 17 sustainable development goals to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. Of these, goal 11 dwells on the topic of sustainable cities and communities.
Green building rating systems are a type of building certification that rewards performance with specific environmental goals and requirements. They broaden the focus beyond the product to consider the project holistically. They ensure an integrated design process to create resource-efficient projects throughout the building life –cycle, from conception to demolition.
The most applied international rating systems include LEED, WELL and BREEAM and BCA Green Mark in Singapore.