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  • 21 Sep 2016

    i-Care

    Making an Impact with Carbon Footprint Assessment

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    Integrated Carbon Footprint Assessment Reporting Essentials (i-Care)

    Singapore's 3rd Green Building Masterplan has identified the need to consider the environmental impact of buildings through its carbon footprint. With this development, the BCA Green Mark Scheme and the SGBP labelling scheme now places greater emphasis on the embodied carbon of buildings, computed from the materials and products selected for the construction and operation of a building. 

    This course, formulated by SGBC, BCA and SIMTech, is specially designed for the Building Industry, and provides an in-depth understanding on the carbon footprint of buildings, construction materials and products. Through a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on practice, participants will learn how to undertake a carbon footprint assessment in compliance with international standards.

    Why i-Care?

    Singapore's 3rd Green Building Masterplan has identified the need to consider the environmental impact of buildings through its carbon footprint.

    The BCA Green Mark and SGBC Singapore Green Building Product Labelling (SGBP) scheme now places greater emphasis on the embodied carbon of buildings, computed from materials and products selected for the construction and operation of the building.

    With this knowledge you will be able to compute the carbon footprint of your:

    • Building project (2 points under Green Mark)
    • Building product (Up to 1 point under Green Mark; and fulfil 1 supplementary criterion for SGBP certification)

    The course will be conducted by SIMTech with the following schedule:

    • Lectures: Introduction to Carbon Footprint, Goals & Scope
    • Hands-on Workshops: CAR2ETM Toolkit
    • Assessment: Project Presentation

    Course Fees

    Singaporean & PR

    • SMEs, Sponsored (90% subsidy from WDA): S$400 per participant
    • Non-SMEs, Sponsored (70% subsidy from WDA): S$1200 per participant
    • Self-sponsored individuals (70% subsidy from WDA): S$1200 per participant

    Non-Residents

    • Self-sponsored individuals: S$4000 per participants

    Upcoming Course Dates

    Click on the respective links below to view the corresponding course dates and venue:

    Click here to view the list of participants who have completed the course.

  • 4 Sep 2016

    The Winners

    The Winners

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  • 4 Sep 2016

    About the Awards

    Leading the Way in Sustainability

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    Uncovering the leaders of sustainability in the built environment, the inaugural SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards are organised by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

    The Awards are divided into three main Award Categories:

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    Business Leadership in Sustainability

    Recognises companies which are truly integrating sustainability into their business models and contributing to the transition towards a sustainable built environment. These organisations understand that sustainability presents a long-term business opportunity, demonstrate sustainable practices within their internal and external operations, and show sustainability leadership within industry.

    The Winner of this Award Category will represent Singapore in the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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     Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance

    Recognises pioneering green building projects that deliver a range of benefits through a holistic approach to sustainability. These projects go beyond simply minimising their impact by considering factors that lead to positive outcomes for both the environment and for people.

    There are three Sub-Categories under this Award Category:

    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Institutional

    The Winners of each Sub-Category under this Award Category will represent Singapore in the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Leadership Awards in Green Building.

     Prod Leadership in Green Building Product

    Recognises companies which place key emphasis on developing and offering industry-proven and environmentally-preferred green building products. These companies have developed a growing stable of green building products that are high performance in terms of contribution in a building (e.g. low volatile organic compound content) and yet produced in a manner with consideration to the environment.

    The Winners have achieved stellar performance in the Singapore Green Building Product labelling scheme.

    These Awards are significant because:

    60 per cent of the world’s population (4.3 billion people) live in the Asia Pacific region, with more than 2 billion living in urban areas - a figure that is set to reach 3.3 billion by 2050. Set against this backdrop of growth, creating buildings that are low or zero carbon is essential to ensure a high quality of life for people, minimise negative impacts on the environment, and maximise economic opportunities.

    By entering, businesses and building projects can:

    • Step on the global stage - Winners of two Awards Categories will represent Singapore in the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2016.
    • Raise their profile – Finalists and winners of the Awards will be profiled through SGBC's and also WorldGBC’s global press work, social media and other communications activities.
    • Get in front of the right people - Businesses and projects are judged by a group of renowned and highly influential figures in the green building industry.
    • Receive recognition – The Awards are a chance to celebrate some of the most progressive businesses and projects in a hugely important region for the future of green building.

    Click here to read about the Winners.

     

  • 19 Jul 2016

    Better Places for People

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    Why "Better Places for People" ?

    Research shows that a building's design impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of its occupants. The World Green Building Council’s 2014 global report Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices raised awareness of this issue by outlining the evidence linking office design with occupants’ health and productivity. The same features commonly associated with green buildings have a measurable impact on human wellbeing. This strengthens the ongoing business case for energy-efficient, resource efficient, healthier buildings.

    Better Places for People builds upon the foundation provided by the report.

    What Are Our Aims and Activities?

    Better Places for People aims to accelerate the demand and supply of buildings that support people in living healthier, happier lives by raising awareness of how buildings impact people, and by presenting the business case for action. SGBC, BCA and our Programme Partners - owners, investors and real estate managers, will engage and collaborate with tenants through a range of activities to help drive action on the ground.

    Key Activities

    • Outreach to tenants through owners, investors, real estate managers and more!
    • Providing tenants with the knowledge and means of creating greener spaces and offices.
    • Creating a database of information on tenant expectations and concerns, to better understand changing trends and needs.

    Get involved in Better Places for People today!

    Better Places for People Resources

  • 3 Jun 2016

    SGBC Pavilion at BEX Asia

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    Build Eco Xpo Asia (BEX Asia) is the global business sourcing, networking and knowledge-sharing platform for the sustainable built environment in Southeast Asia. The event draws together international brands of green building technologies and advancements, to the heart of the region’s community of architects, building owners, contractors, consultants, developers, facility managers and energy managers, for business opportunities and experiential engagement.

    The 2016 edition will take place from 7 to 9 September 2016 at the Sands Convention Centre.

    As with previous years, SGBC will front a Featured Pavilion at H10, right at the entrance of the Convention Halls, showcasing a slew of certified products and solutions within the sustainably constructed floor space.

    We are proud to have the following exhibitors with us this year:

    • Pu Hua International Pte Ltd
    • Aeris Cleantech Asia Pte Ltd
    • Green Koncepts Pte Ltd
    • Truwater Singapore Pte Ltd
    • Dexerials Corporation
    • Centennial Woods, LLC
    • Narada Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    A number of activities are also being arranged during the exhibition, including guided pavilion tours with refreshments. 

    If you have any enquiries on the SGBC Pavilion @ BEX Asia 2016, email events@sgbc.sg

  • 5 May 2016

    SGBC Lab Partners

    SGBC Lab Partners

    SGBC Lab partners

    As part of the grant process, CDG Applicants need to have their product(s) independently tested and assessed by a third party testing laboratory. To reduce time and effort in identifying appropriate laboratories, SGBC is currently working with a number of such laboratories that can provide the required testing and calibration services. These SGBC Lab Partners are familiar with the requirements of the SGBP labelling scheme and are also accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC).

    List of SGBC Lab Partners

    Company Name Website Contact Number Contact Email
    Admaterials Technologies PTE LTD http://www.admaterials.com.sg/ (65) 6362 9730 sherly@admaterials.com.sg
    SETSCO Services Pte Ltd http://www.setsco.com/setsco/ (65) 6895 0688 leizp@setsco.com
    TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd http://www.tuv-sud-psb.sg/ (65) 6885 1698 scott.lim@tuv-sud-psb.sg

    For CDG applicants, you can contact the SGBC Lab Partner directly and they will provide you with an official Quotation for Testing based on the applicable certification criteria to CDG Applicants for the product’s assessment.

    The actual testing will only commence after the CDG Applicant receives approval from SPRING Singapore.

    Join us as a SGBC Lab Partner

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    If you are a testing laboratory that can provide a range of product testing services not limited to Product U-Value, Acoustic Testing, Noise Emission Testing, Thermal Insulation Testing, etc., join us as a SGBC Lab Partner.

     Benefits

    • SGBC will direct CDG Applicants to SGBC Lab Partners to perform the necessary testing for their certifying product(s).
    • The contact details of all SGBC Lab Partners will be made available on this page.

     

    To be a SGBC Lab Partner, you need to be:

    • A Corporate Member of SGBC (sign up here).
    • Share with us your available testing and related services 
    • Participate in SGBC Technical Work Groups

    To find out more, contact the SGBC Certification team at 6732-5518 or email certification@sgbc.sg.

  • 3 May 2016

    SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2016

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    The SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards is organised for the first time in 2016 and is aimed at showcasing and celebrating the achievements of local companies and green building projects who are leading the way in Sustainability.

    Click on the following links to find out more about the Awards as well as about the Winners of the inaugural edition.

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  • 15 Apr 2016

    Ground Up Initiative

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    "One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken."
    - Leo Tolstoy

    The Ground-up Initiative (GUI) is founded to bridge the disconnect that modern society creates between people, their communities and the environment. It believes investing in the culture of people is key to shaping the future of our ever-changing, demanding, fast-paced modern world. It cultivates a space to nurture rootedness and resilience of people by allowing them to experience groundedness, hard work and connection.

    Towards our shared future

    GUI is currently fundraising to build towards the vision of being a new model for urban sustainable living, a Kampung Kampus.

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    Commemoration Ceremony during SGBC Gala Dinner 2016

    A meaningful ceremony was held during the SGBC Gala Dinner 2016 on 6 September 2016 to cement SGBC's commitment to the Ground Up Initiative. In lieu of door gifts for the Dinner, SGBC will contribute a mural made of recycled glass to the Kampung Kampus compound.

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    During the Dinner, Mr Chia Ngiang Hong, President of SGBC, and Mr Tay Lai Hock, Founder of GUI, commemorated this collaboration by tightening the bolts on a small scale replica of the glass mural. This replica will be displayed in the headquarters building of Kampong Kampus, which is well on its way to becoming a zero energy building with Green Mark Platinum certification thanks to the support rendered by the following SGBC Member Companies:

    • AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    • Big Ass Fans Singapore Pte Ltd
    • Building System & Diagnostic Pte Ltd
    • Joe Green Pte Ltd
    • Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
    • Narada Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    To find out more on the GUI, click here.

    To find out how you can contribute to the GUI, you can contact us.

  • 4 Mar 2016

    Zero Capital Partnership

    SGBC-BCA Zero Capital Partnership Scheme

    Smaller building owners may not have the capital and technical expertise necessary to implement energy efficient retrofit projects on their own, deterring them from greening their buildings for greater efficiency and reaping substantial cost savings.

    The SGBC-BCA Zero Capital Partnership Scheme addresses these critical concerns by providing the building owner with the expertise of an SGBS1 accredited energy performance contracting (EPC) firm. The EPC firm serves as a one-stop solution for both minor and major retrofit options, can provide financing options and also facilitate the application of relevant grants or incentive schemes to fund the retrofit works.

    Through the Scheme, the building owner can work with a proven EPC firm achieve greater energy efficiency with zero capital outlay.

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    Scope

    The EPC firm can perform the following:

    • Conduct an energy audit and propose retrofit and optimisation solutions.
    • Finance the retrofit works and/or assist building owners to obtain relevant grants2
    • Apply for and facilitate the assessment process for Green Mark scheme certification.

     

    Relevant Grants

    Building owners can tap on the following grants through the SGBC-BCA Zero Capital Partnership Scheme:

     

     

    Application

    Interested building owners can approach any of the EPC firms participating in the SGBC-BCA Zero Capital Partnership Scheme as listed below:

     

     

     

    1Singapore Green Building Services labelling scheme
    2GMIS-EB Health Check, GMIS-EBP and BREEF

  • 4 Mar 2016

    SGBC EPC Contract

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    To better help both building owners and EPC firms to achieve a hassle-free efficiency arrangement, SGBC – after consultation with key industry stakeholders – has developed the Energy Performance Contract for Buildings.

    This Contract aims to become a standard reference document for both sides of the industry: the building owners and the EPC firms. Building owners and managing agents will have a point of reference when procuring energy efficiency retrofit or renewable energy installation works, while EPC firms can similarly use the same Contract to guide their proposals for the scope of improvement works to be performed. As all parties are now on the same page, energy efficiency works and improvements can then be carried out more swiftly and smoothly.

    This Energy Performance Contract for Buildings can be used by any EPC firm, and certified EPC Firms under the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) labelling scheme will be encouraged to make use of this Contract. It will also be applicable in the Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing (BREEF) scheme administered by the BCA in due course.

    documentation Click here to request for the Energy Performance Contract for Buildings.

    If you have any queries, please call 6732-5518 or email certification@sgbc.sg

    Click here to view the list of SGBS-certified EPC Firms.

     

  • 4 Mar 2016

    EPC Firm Accreditation

    Overview

    Energy performance contracting or EPC is steadily gaining traction as a viable solution to retrofitting older buildings for greater efficiency, and have received acknowledgement under the Green Mark Scheme administered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). To read more about this enhanced recognition to EPC Firms under Green Mark 2015, click here.

     

    Industry Accreditation

    As part of its deep involvement with the green building ecosystem, SGBC has been working with industry partners to further refine and enhance the EPC Category under the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) labelling scheme. Under Section 4.03d (iii) Energy Performance Contracting (Advanced Green Effort) of Green Mark 2015, 1 point will be awarded to the green building project if a SGBS-certified Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) firm has been engaged to implement suitable projects that guarantee operational system efficiency over a minimum of 3 years.

    The assessment critera for SGBS EPC Firm Accreditation are summarised as follow:

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    To view further details on accreditation requirements, please click here.

     

    Fees & Validty

    The fees for SGBS EPC Firm Accreditation are as follow:

    SGBC Member

    $1200

    Non-SGBC Member

    $1500

    SGBS EPC Firm Accreditation is valid for 2 years once the assessment is completed, after which it can be renewed.

     

    Application

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    Once the online application form has been submitted, send all relevant documents to certification@sgbc.sg.

  • 4 Mar 2016

    Enhanced Recognition for SGBC Labelling Schemes

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    Green Mark 2015 was officially launched for piloting on 2 September 2015, and it will play a more prominent role in driving and communicating sustainability outcomes.

    The national green building rating scheme has been restructured to encompass four main sections: Climatic Responsive Design, Building Energy Performance, Resource Stewardship as well as Smart & Healthy Building. In addition, a bonus section on Advanced Green Building Efforts has been added to recognise sustainability efforts that go beyond assessment requirements.

    Through SGBC’s consultative sessions with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Green Mark 2015, SGBC has sought greater recognition for products and services certified by SGBC’s labelling schemes. These feedback culminated in certain sections of the criteria that give added focus to certified products and services.

    Greater recognition for SGBP certified building products

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    Within Green Mark for New Buildings (Non-Residential) 2015, under Section 3.02c Sustainable Products, SGBP certified products specified and used can score points under the Functional Systems Criteria and/or Singular Sustainable Products outside of Functional Systems Criteria, up to a maximum of 8 points.

    Functional Systems consist of Flooring, Ceiling, Roof, External Wall, Internal Wall and Door systems; Singular Sustainable Products outside of Functional Systems cover Hardscape and Building Services products.

    In addition, usage of SGBP products rated 2-ticks and above can accrue a maximum of 2 additional points. These products can form part of functional systems or singular sustainable products scored under Section 3.02c.

    Higher-rated SGBP products can accrue more points, with  Leader products scoring 1 additional point per qualifying product.

    Click here to access the Directory of Certified Products.

    Acknowledgement of SGBS certified building services

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    With the introduction of Green Mark 2015, BCA has also acknowledged the merit of SGBC’s Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) certified firms and has reflected this recognition in the new assessment criteria. 0.5 point will be awarded for each SGBS certified services firm under the Green Companies Criteria of Section 1.10c ‘Environment Credentials of Project Team’. The maximum number of points obtainable under this Criteria is 1.5, with the total points obtainable for Section 1.10c capped at 2.

    In addition, under Section 4.03d (iii) Energy Performance Contracting (Advanced Green Effort), 1 point will be awarded to the green building project if a SGBS-certified Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) firm has been engaged to implement suitable projects that guarantee operational system efficiency over a minimum of 5 years.

    The engaged EPC firm can provide one or more of the following services:

    • Provision of energy efficient technology and services including financing, design, implementation and management of projects
    • Supply, installation and commissioning of cooling and/or heat-recovery systems
    • Supply, installation and commissioning of CHP or tri-gen power generation
    • Supply, installation and commissioning of solar PV or thermal systems
    • Solar leasing
    • M&E contracting

    With this enhanced recognition, products and services certified by the SGBP and SGBS labelling schemes can gain greater standing and increased visibility in the building and construction industry.

     Click here to access the Directory of Certified Services.

  • 6 Jan 2016

    SGBP Industry Consultation

    SGBP Industry Consultation

    SGBC will be organising Industry Consultation sessions with the industry to glean feedback and sentiments from the community in order to better refine the Singapore Green Building Product labelling scheme for greater relevance.

    The schedule of sessions will be released soon.