As climate change continues to make its presence felt, the processes and protocols in nearly every industry are being revisited to offset the damage caused by climate change, including the building and construction sector.
Green building as a movement has evolved over the years, now encompassing a holistic approach taking into account every stage of a building’s life-cycle. As the fundamental building blocks of any structure, the individual environmental performance of each green building product will have significant impact on the building’s final impact on its occupants as well as the immediate environment.
Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) labelling scheme
As the only dedicated labelling scheme for green building products in Singapore, the Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) labelling scheme is widely recognised for its holistic and comprehensive approach towards sustainability criteria, drafted by professionals and experts put together by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for the industry, by the industry. This grounded methodology enables building products to be impartially evaluated for their relevant, noteworthy qualities, benchmarked against similar products in its category. As a direct result of this emphasis on industrial applicability,the SGBP labelling scheme is recognised under the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Scheme, allowing certified products to accrue additional points that count towards a project’s eventual rating.
TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd (TÜV SÜD PSB) has joined hands with SGBC Pte Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singapore Green Building Council to carry out certification programmes) in 2014 to improve and fortify the SGBP labelling scheme.
This synergistic arrangement results in a more streamlined and cohesive certification process, banking on the strengths of both organisations. The sustainability criteria for certification continues to be developed by SGBC Pte Ltd together with its network of industry experts and professionals, while TÜV SÜD PSB brings technical expertise and its accredited credentials to the table as an independent third-party certification body.
With the fortes of two organisations united by a single purpose, the industrial applications and environmental performance of SGBP labelling scheme-certified products is assured.
Recognition for Usage of Higher Rated SGBP Products in BCA Green Mark Scheme
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.
Points per Product
✓ ✓ Very Good
Criteria & Assessment
As one of the primary mandates of the Singapore Green Building Council, the SGBP labelling scheme is built upon the collective knowledge and expertise of the building and construction industry. Adhering to the ISO 14024 Type I Environmental Labelling Programme, the SGBP labelling schemeframework is founded on sound scientific and engineering principles.
The SGBP labelling scheme encompasses a vast range of building products.
Building products are assessed on their environmental properties and performance through a comprehensive list of assessment criteria covering five key areas:
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|Other Green Features|
This rating level differentiates the environmental and sustainability performance of the certified product, a testament of the product’s environmental commitment. Products will be rated and scored accordingly to the stipulated criteria. Depending on the environmental qualities of the product, it will be awarded a rating ranging from 1-tick to 4-ticks (Good to Leader).
3 Steps to Certification
Connect with Us
A dedicated staff member will be assigned to work with you to identify the scope of your products to be certified. Information such as the basic certification requirements, key milestones and salient points of the certification process will be shared with you.
Consolidate and Collect
You will prepare, collect and consolidate all supporting documentation to kick-start the assessment process. TÜV SÜD PSB will evaluate the documents and request for additional credentials (if required).
Completion and Certification
TÜV SÜD PSB will issue the SGBP labelling scheme product certificate and your certified products will be listed on the SGBP Certification Directory on the Singapore Green Building Council’s website at https://sgbc.online/certification-directory/products/ and TÜV SÜD PSB’s website at www.tuv-sud-psb.sg.
Your Business Benefits
The SGBP labelling scheme is of immense market value:
- Possess a competitive edge in the industry – Differentiate your products in a competitive industry and improve the ability to secure new business
- Proven sustainability performance – Measure your product’s sustainability against industry benchmarks and standards
- Ready acceptance by the industry – SGBP labelling scheme-certified products are preferred for their environmental performance by the authorities, developers, specifiers, architects etc.
- Enhance global access – Cast your net wide and gain global outreach with wider exposure through the Green Building network, SGBC and TÜV SÜD PSB partners
With the SGBP labelling scheme of approval, your product(s) is assured of its superior environmental performance benchmarked against current industrial standards, serving as a convincing sustainability credential for your product(s). Suppliers/ manufacturers can leverage on the SGBP labelling scheme to bring their product(s) greater awareness and eventual usage in our current and future buildings.
Did you know that SPRING Singapore’s Capability Development Grant (CDG) now supports the SGBP labelling scheme? Covering the Enhancing Quality and Standards Development Area, the CDG will help you to obtain both SGBP green product certification and ISO 14001:2015 environmental management certification, together with up to 70% funding support, equipping you with greater capability to secure a stronger foothold even in challenging market conditions. Click here to find out more!
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