Some Green Facts

Green Facts

Singapore 2030 goals to strengthen transport network and expand land mass so by 2030, our national target is to “green” at least 80% of all buildings. 


 
Why?

About 80% of Singapore’s electricity is currently generated from natural gas as fuel. 

In a typical Singapore building,60% of the electricity is used to power air-conditioning and another 15–20% for lighting.

The top energy guzzlers in Singapore are the Supermarkets, Retail Malls and Data Centres.

 

Exploring the Ecological Footprint

 

Eco

Every human activity uses biologically productive land and/or fishing grounds. The Ecological Footprint is the sunof these areas,regardless of where they are located on the planet.

 




The largest component of the Ecological Footprint is the carbon footprint (55%).

Carbon represents the amount of forest land that could sequester C02 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, excluding the fraction absorbed by the oceans which leads to acidification.


Grazing Land
Represents the amount of grazing land used to raise livestock for meat, dairy, hide and wool products.

Fishing Ground
Calculated from the estimated primary production required to support the fish and seafood caught, based on catch data for marine and freshwater species.

Built-up Land
Represents the amount of land covered by human infrastructure,including transportation,housing industrial structures and reservoirs for hydropower.

Forest
Represents the amount of forest required to supply timber products, pulp and fuel wood.

Cropland
Represents the amount of cropland used to grow crops for food and fibre for human consumption as well as for animal feed,oil crops and rubber.

 



Did you know ?

  • A third of the world’s resources is consumed by the construction and operation of buildings. So Let’s work towards greening efforts !
  • In 2012, Singapore contributed to the largest ecological footprint per head in the Southeast Asia region, according to conservation group the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • The size of a person’s Ecological Footprint depends on development level and wealth, and the choices individuals make on what they eat, what products they purchase and how they travel.
    ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT (DEMAND) = Population x Consumption per person x Footprint intensity

 

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