Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings (FMT315)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management, Built Environment

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


FMT315 Sustainable Building will provide students an overview on the principles of sustainability and green building assessment methodologies for new and existing buildings. The course will explore the regulatory framework and the underlying performance standards for sustainable buildings adopted by both locally and internationally. Students will be taught how to evaluate a building’s sustainability using the Singapore Green Mark Standards. The course will also provide insights into the principles and features of green technologies that a building can adopt to operate sustainably.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • The Triple Bottom-line
  • Business case for Sustainable Buildings
  • Regulatory Framework for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings
  • Understanding the Singapore Code of Environmental Sustainability for New and Existing Buildings
  • Singapore Green Building Initiatives
  • Singapore Green Mark Standards for New and Existing buildings
  • Singapore Green Mark Standards for Offices
  • Green Building Standards (e.g. LEED (US), BREEAM(UK) CASBEE(Japan) and Green Star(Australia))
  • Principles of Green Building Technologies (e.g. Solar Water Heating, Photovoltaic Systems, Wind Turbine System, Co-Gen and Trigen Systems)
  • Benefits and Limitation for the Adoption of Green Building Technologies in Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainable Retrofitting
  • Maintenance Requirements for Green Building Technologies

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the legislative requirements on Environmental Sustainability for buildings in Singapore.
  • Deconstruct the submission procedures and requirements for certification.
  • Appraise and describe the differences between the different Green Building certifications.
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret the various international green building assessment systems.
  • Relate to the Green Mark Criteria and be able to compute Green Mark scores for new and existing buildings.
  • Organise the filing of Green Mark or other Green Building applications.
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