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Singapore’s post offices officially ‘green’ | 14 May 2013

All of SingPost’s commercial buildings have been officially labelled as ‘green’ by the Singapore Environment Council.

According to postandparcel.info, SingPost’s post offices were audited recently. The audit covered everything from how eco-friendly their technology was, to their waste management procedures.

Each of SingPost’s properties was deemed eco-friendly, with the buildings’ facilities being adapted to reduce environmental impact.

For example, air conditioning units were changed to reduce consumption, escalators were put on schedules to reduce energy use, water use is now monitored and energy-efficient lighting has been installed. This could greatly improve the sustainability of these buildings.

What’s more, staff members were encouraged to change their behaviour too, using the energy-saving modes on their equipment and ensuring all printer cartridges were recycled. SingPost’s executive vice-president for retail and financial services, Loh Choo Beng, commented: “We have established many programmes across SingPost to reduce our carbon footprint, consumption of resources and waste production.”

The Singapore Environment Council’s executive director, Jose Raymond, is hopeful that SingPost’s actions will encourage other commercial organisations to assess the impact their operations and buildings are having on the environment. He told singpost.com: “The SEC thank SingPost for its support and hopes that we can continue to find other channels to… spread the messages to as wide an audience as possible.”

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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