Leading the Way in Sustainability
To recognise outstanding industry practitioners and professionals, organisations and project teams for their consistent contribution and significant achievements in the development of a green and sustainable built environment, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) are co-organsing the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards (SLA).
The Sustainability Leadership Awards cover three main categories:
Green Building Individual
The Green Building Individual Awards Category accords recognition to like-minded individuals from across the building and construction value chain for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements in this challenging yet fulfilling journey towards greater environmental sustainability in the built environment. This initiative goes a long way in raising the profile and ensuring the retention of capable professionals and practitioners in the industry.
Through this award, we hope to motivate our green workforce to constantly challenge their limits in developing innovative solutions for the green building sector. By recognising our talents and raising the profile of built environment careers, this will help the industry attract more locals to join the green collar workforce and steer the industry towards greater heights.
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.
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:
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.
Leadership in Green Building Product
Recognises companies that place key emphasis on developing and offering industry-proven and environmentally-preferred green building products. This is identified by companies' performance in the Singapore Green Building Product certification scheme.
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.
Winners are derived via an internal assessment matrix based on the certification and environmental performance.
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.