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    • 18 Feb 2015

      BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2015: Open for Nominations

      We are pleased to inform you that nominations are now open for the Green Building Individual Awards 2015, jointly awarded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and SGBC.

      Starting this year, the Awards will be presented on a bi-annual basis and are open to both local and international green professionals. The main objective of the Awards is to accord recognition to local and international individuals from the built environment sector for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements to sustainable development in Singapore and Green Mark. The Awards comprise of the categories listed below:

      • Green Architect
      • Green Engineer
      • Green Advocate
      • Green Innovator
      • Green Facilities Manager
      • Young Green Individual (automatic eligibility for nominees of the above categories who are below age 40 in 2015)

      SGBC and BCA would like to invite both local and international professionals and individuals who have contributed significantly to the development and management of green and sustainable buildings in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas to participate in the Green Building Individual Awards. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony during the Singapore Green Building Week in September 2015.

      Do share with your colleagues/ members and strongly encourage them to participate in the Awards. The closing date for nomination is 24 April 2015, Friday. Interested parties can submit either:

      • the nomination forms directly to the Organising Committee, OR
      • an ‘Expression of Interest’ form first, prior to proceeding with the submission of nomination forms.

      For more details on the Awards, please see the PDF or visit the BCA website at link.

    • 27 Nov 2014

      Eco-Business Feature: Raising the bar for sustainable buildings

      Singapore Green Building Council’s product certification scheme helps the building industry raise its sustainability standards and creates new business opportunities for its members.

      To read more, including an example of how a SGBC member benefitted from the membership and SGBP certification, please refer to the PDF.

    • 25 Nov 2014

      SGBC Newsletter Nov-Dec 2014

      Please refer to the link.

    • 23 Sep 2014

      Changes in SGBC Board

      With effect from 23 September 2014, Mr Tan Swee Yiow of Keppel Land Limited will be appointed as Treasurer of SGBC Board and Mr Ler Seng Ann of the Urban Redevelopment Authority will assume the position of Assistant Treasurer.

      Mr Tan Siong Leng, who has served as Treasurer on the SGBC Board from the start of the Board’s current term since March 2013, has retired from service at the Urban Redevelopment Authority. During his term as Treasurer, Mr Tan’s vast experience and knowledge of the industry had been instrumental in elevating the profile of SGBC and generating greater awareness of SGBC’s initiatives. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed Mr Ler Seng Ann as URA’s Official Representative to the Council.

      The SGBC Board and Secretariat would like to thank Mr Tan Siong Leng for his significant contributions to SGBC and welcome Mr Ler Seng Ann to the Board.

    • 8 Sep 2014

      Singapore Green Building Week 2014

      In its sixth year, the annual Singapore Green Building Week 2014 (SGBW 2014) played host to international green building advocates, experts, policy makers, academicians and industry professionals. SGBW 2014 provided a valuable platform for a diverse green building community from over 20 countries to share knowledge, ideas and suggestions for a greener planet and built environment.

      The activities for the Week included the International Green Building Conference, BEX Asia exhibition, Design Green!, World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Network Forum 2014 and SGBC Anniversary Dinner.

      To read the full coverage on SGBW, click Here

    • 15 Sep 2014

      Eco-Business Feature Series 2 - Stamp of approval brings global opportunities to local building companies

      1 Sep - Companies who specialise in services such as architecture, quantity surveying, and energy performance contracting can access global opportunities with the Green Services Certification endorsement from the Singapore Green Building Council.

      To continue reading the Eco-Business article on SGBS Certification, click Here.

      For more information on SGBS Certification, click Here or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • 3 Sep 2014

      SGBC Members Lead the Way

      Local firms City Developments Limited (CDL) and Keppel Land Limited are the inaugural Winners for the Business Leadership in Sustainability category in the first ever World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

      From a pool of seven Finalists made up of green building champions across the Asia Pacific region, CDL and Keppel Land received their trophies alongside fellow category Winner ITC Limited (India) from the evening’s Guest-Of-Honour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.

      The Presentation Ceremony, which was held during the Singapore Green Building Council’s (SGBC) 5th Anniversary Dinner, also honoured New Zealand early childhood centre Te Mirumiru as the Winner for the Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance category.

      Out of the seven Finalists for the Business Leadership category, three are SGBC Member companies. In addition, two out of eight projects in the Design & Performance category are Singaporean buildings, a testament to the high quality and standards of Singapore green buildings.

      More information about the APN leadership award winners can be found Here.

      To read the SGBC President Mr Ng Eng Kiong's speech for SGBC Anniversary Dinner 2014, click Here.

    • 18 Aug 2014

      Singaporean Leadership In Green Building Recognised

      Members of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) have been named as Finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

      “It is heartening to see SGBC members making such stellar inroads regionally, an affirmation of the enduring emphasis on quality and reliability that Singaporean companies have come to be associated with,” says Er Ng Eng Kiong, President, SGBC. “As the global community becomes more cognizant of the benefits green building can bring, I am glad that the efforts undertaken by our member companies have paid off handsomely and once again put Singapore on the world map.”

      More information about the APN leadership awards can be found Here.

    • 8 Aug 2014

      Regional Champions of Green Building to receive WorldGBC Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building, Growing the Green Economy with EDB

      More information about the APN Awards and the EDB Roundtable can be found Here.

    • 31 Jul 2014

      Singapore Sustainability Directory 2014

      The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is supporting the annual Singapore Sustainability Directory 2014 published by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

      The Directory serves as Singapore’s top publication for the sustainable business community - connecting buyers and sellers. It is supported by key government agencies such as Economic Development Board Singapore (EDB), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, SPRING Singapore, National Environment Agency (NEA) and Public Utilities Board (PUB).

      In the Directory, SGBC will have a special section featuring SGBC Members and/or their Certified Products/Services. MultiNine Corporation, the Directory coordinator appointed by SBF, will be sending out emails to SGBC Member Companies to see if companies would like to be featured more prominently within the Directory.

      More information about the Directory can be found Here.

    • 25 Jul 2014

      Eco-Business Feature Series 1 - SGBC: Putting Singapore on the global map for green buildings

      23 Jul - While it is unusual for any government to be involved in setting up NGOs (non-government organizations), this did not deter Singapore’s building authority in helping to create the city-state’s first industry-led organization to champion green building awareness some five years ago.

      Never did they imagine that the fledgling Singapore Green Building Council would grow and evolve to become a powerful green building advocate that would put Singapore on the global map.

      To read the full article, click Here.

    • 22 May 2014

      SGBC Members honoured at BCA Awards

      SGBC congratulates members who were recognised for their efforts to green the built environment both locally and in projects overseas at the BCA Awards 2014 ceremony. Special mention must be made of SGBC Founding Members, Keppel Land Limited and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s leadership role in achieving the BCA Green Mark Champion Award.

      Keppel Land adopts a proactive approach towards environmental management and protection to create a sustainable future; whilst NTU has been leading in sustainability research and utilising its lush green campus as a living laboratory for sustainability.

      For a list of Green Mark Award 2014 winners, pls refer to BCA Green Mark.

      BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Award winners were also presented with their awards at the BCA Awards 2014 ceremony. The 12 outstanding individuals were recognised for their contribution and achievements in driving sustainability in the built environment and received their awards from Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development.

       

      Get to know more about our BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Award winners here.

    • 16 May 2014

      Award recipients for BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards

      Twelve outstanding individuals in the built environment sector will receive the prestigious BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards at the annual BCA Awards 2014 held at Resorts World Sentosa on 22 May 2014.

      The BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Award accords recognition to individuals from across the building and construction value chain for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements in driving sustainability in the built environment.

      In line with the national push towards effective and efficient management of green buildings, a new category – Green Facilities Manager of the Year – was introduced this year to recognise facility management professionals who have shown strong commitment and contribution towards greening and optimising the operation of existing buildings.

      For an overview of the Award winners, pls read our media release.

      To get to know our winners, read more about them here.
    • 23 Apr 2014

      EXTENSION: Share Your Views on the Impact of Building Design on Health and Productivity

      The WorldGBC, of which SGBC is an Established Member, is pleased to be partnering with McGraw Hill Construction on a new study looking at the impact of buildings on the health of their occupants, and we encourage all of our members to participate.

      Online Survey
      Based on survey responses from building and HR professionals, the survey will demonstrate industry awareness and consideration of health issues during project design and construction, the benefits experienced, drivers and obstacles, and the top categories of practices and products used.

      If you are a building professional (architect, engineer, contractor, building owner/manager), click here to begin the survey.
      If you are an HR professional, click here to begin the survey.

      The results of the survey will be used to produce a Health Impacts of Buildings SmartMarket Report (SMR), which will be widely distributed to the global design and construction community. In appreciation for your time, those completing the survey will have the option to receive this exciting new report directly sent to you.

      The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and participation is only possible through 14 May 2014. Your responses will be completely confidential and used for this survey only. All responses will be analysed in aggregate, and no individual responses will be referenced or used in any way.

      Consultation Webinar
      Aside from the survey, there are 2 upcoming consultation webinars for the WorldGBC Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Office Buildings project 6 May 2014 (3pm SG Time) and 7 May 2014 (11pm SG Time). The interactive webinar sessions will allow you as SGBC member to give input on this valuable work. We encourage all members to join the webinar on either dates.

      To register your interest, please visit WorldGBC Project - Webinar.

      Thank you for sharing your insights.

    • 15 Apr 2014

      SGBC Newsletter Apr 2014

      Please refer to the PDF.

    • 10 Apr 2014

      EXTENSION: Calling for Presentation - International Green Building Conference 2014, 1 - 3 September 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

      Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as Strategic Partner, is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2014 (IGBC2014) held from 1 – 3 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Build Green – Lead, Engage, Sustain”, IGBC 2014 serves as a platform to:

      • Lead the next phase of green building movement focusing on higher standards of energy efficiency; indoor environment quality through sustainable building products and technologies; and users’ comfort and productivity.
      • Engage and collaborate with the key stakeholders from public and private sector, local and regional, to create a sustainable environment that benefits the communities, environmental friendly, and economically rewarding.
      • Showcase sustained building performance through integrated design, commissioning, maintenance and building operation.

      SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT **EXTENSION OF DEADLINE**
      The deadline for abstract submission is extended till 9th May 2014. The abstract is required to be submitted via online system here.

      Please see attached for more information on the IGBC 2014 Call for Presentations.

      If you have questions about ‘IGBC 2014 Call for Presentations’, you may contact Eddy Susilo at +65 6325 5028 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can find highlight of previous IGBC at Youtube.

    • 26 Mar 2014

      Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards - Green building awards gain momentum

      The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building have gained momentum, with an awards partner and two high-profile judges announced.

      The biennial awards program will honor outstanding organizations for their commitment to sustainability, and will celebrate innovative green building projects that are reducing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts, cutting costs and driving higher levels of health and productivity for building occupants.

      Please refer to the PDF media release.

    • 5 Mar 2014

      World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Awards in Green Building

      WorldGBC has launched the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Awards in Green Building to provide a platform for your company to promote its achievements, and share industry's best practice green building solutions with the region.

      -   Business Leadership in Sustainability: presented to the corporation which best demonstrates a commitment to sustainability as part of its core business model. The award acknowledges leadership in corporate social responsibility, with emphasis on policies and programs that reduce and reverse the impact of business practices on the environment.


      -   Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance: recognizes a green building project that demonstrates innovation in achieving minimum impact on the environment and maximum impact on health and productivity.

      The awards are open to companies large and small, as well as to projects across the region. Nomination forms are available in the links above and online: www.worldgbc.org/apnawards

      Nominations must be submitted through SGBC and a nomination fee of SGD$139.10 after GST (equivalent to US$100) per nomination/ project is applicable.

      All nomination fees are payable by cheque addressed to “Singapore Green Building Council”.

      Please send in your application form, together with the cheque to:

      Singapore Green Building Council

      390 Havelock Road, #06-05 King's Centre Singapore 169662

      Attn: Asia Pacific Awards

      All nominations must reach SGBC by 6 June 2014.

      To find out more about the awards and how we can work together to promote your projects and company leadership, you may wish to read the FAQs here or please contact Ms Tham Kai Wai (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    • 29 Jan 2014

      SGBC Newsletter Jan - Feb 2014

      Please refer to the PDF.

    • 29 Jan 2014

      New Classification System introduced for Singapore Green Building Products (SGBP) Certification

      SGBC has been witnessing growing demand and interest in our SGBP Certification Scheme.

      The Technical Coordination Committee has been working tirelessly in the past few months to revamp current SGBC product classification categories. This work has been completed. The aim of expanding the previous classification categories is to align it against the framework of the Construction Electronic Measurement Standards (CEMS). This ultimately improves the procurement process through the definition of items and work sections that facilitate sourcing of materials for construction projects.

      The new product categorization will see our current 500 SGBP-certified products housed into 20 work sections. This re-categorization will make it more convenient for practitioners to select green-certified products that correspond to the type of works. In addition, having products classified according to the CEMS framework will lead to a seamless integration of SGBP products into the BIM object libraries, such as the newly launched Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA)’s intelligent internet Design Object Library (iDOL).

      SGBC’s Technical Coordination Committee will continue to make the necessary changes to the SGBP certification framework to provide more green building products to the construction industry.

    • 20 Jan 2014

      BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2014: Open for Nominations

      We are pleased to inform that nominations are now open for the Green Building Individual Awards 2014, jointly awarded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC).

      The main objective of the Awards is to accord recognition to individuals from the built environment sector for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements to sustainable development in Singapore. The Awards comprise of the categories listed below, with the introduction of a new ‘Green Facilities Manager’ award category this year.

      -   Green Architect
      -   Green Engineer
      -   Green Advocate
      -   Green Innovator
      -   Green Facilities Manager – (new)
      -   Young Green Individual (automatic eligibility for nominees of the above categories who are below age 40 in 2014)

      BCA and SGBC cordially invite professionals and individuals who have contributed immensely in the development and management of green and sustainable buildings to participate in the Green Building Individual Awards. The Awards will be presented at the BCA Awards Night in May 2014.

      We would appreciate it if you could bring this information to the attention of your colleagues/ members and strongly encourage them to participate in the Awards. The closing date for nomination is 26 Feb 2014, Wednesday. Interested parties can submit either:
      •   The nomination forms directly to the Organising Committee, OR
      •   an ‘Expression of Interest’ form first, prior to proceeding with the submission of nomination forms.

      For more details on the Awards, please refer to the PDF or visit BCA website here .

      Thank you.

    • 03 Dec 2013

      SGBC Newsletter Nov-Dec 2013

      Please refer to the PDF.

      • 19 Nov 2013

        SGBC joins new Global Coalition for Green Schools as Founding Member

        The Singapore Green Building Council is pleased to become a founding member of the Global Coalition for Green Schools, which works collectively to shape schools and communities to fundamentally change the way students learn about the world around them. Together with 29 founding members, SGBC is committed to establishing and leading a national network for green schools within each of their respective countries. The goal is to promote shared vision of green schools for all within this generation.

        Please refer to PDF for full media release.

      • 27 Sep 2013

        SGBC Newsletter Sep-Oct 2013

        Please refer to the PDF.

      • 26 Sep 2013

        SGBC 4th Anniversary Dinner 2013

        SGBC recently celebrated its 4th Anniversary Dinner at Hibiscus Ballroom at Marina Bay Sands on 12 September 2013. More than 650 SGBC members and guests enjoyed a night of entertainment, dinner and networking. SGBC had the honour of the company of Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, for the evening as our Guest-of-Honour.

        Please refer to the PDF for more information and picture gallery.

      • 25 Sep 2013

        WorldGBC Report: A New Era in Building Partnerships

        Please refer to the PDF for in-depth report.

      • 25 Sep 2013

        Singapore Green Building Week 2013

        Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) played host to international green building experts, policy-makers, academics and built environment practitioners, for a congregation of ideas, collaboration and learning to achieve a shared vision of a greener planet through the green building movement.

        Key highlights of international events that took place during SGBW included International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2013 and BEX Asia 2013 exhibition.

        Please refer to the PDF for more information and picture gallery for BEX Asia.

      • 25 Sep 2013

        Green Building Councils Asia Pacific Network (APN) Meeting

        Led by the World Green Building Council, SGBC hosted the regional Green Building Councils (GBCs) at Marina Bay Sands on 11 September. Highlights of the discussions include overview of GBCs’ efforts and the partnership with public and private sectors.

        Please refer to the PDF for more information.

      • 12 Sep 2013

        New sustainable lighting initiative to halve Singapore's lighting energy use, and new green building schemes launched

        The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is firing up the country’s drive towards more sustainable buildings with a trio of partnerships and two new green certification schemes. These were announced by Singapore’s Minister for the Environment & Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan at the Council’s 4th anniversary dinner on Thursday (12 Sept 2013).

        Please refer to the PDF for the full media release.

      • 18 Jul 2013

        SGBC Newsletter Jul-Aug 2013

        Please refer to the PDF.

      • 21 Jun 2013

        SGBC Immediate Past President elected to WorldGBC Board

        SGBC is proud to announce that Mr Tai Lee Siang, SGBC's Immediate Past President, has been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Board of Directors, together with four other leaders in the global green building movement.

        Mr Tai is one of the pioneers of Singapore’s sustainability movement. Under his leadership, SGBC had expanded its focus from the industry to the community and youths in particular. He is a strong believer that the green building movement cannot be complete without the buy-in of the people and the general public. During his term as SGBC President, he had forged many strong ties internationally and he is keen to continue to be the conduit for WorldGBC in Asia and help further strengthen the Asia Pacific Network of GBCs.

        With the new line-up of WorldGBC Board and now 97 GBCs globally,the World Green Building movement is growing exponentially and SGBC is well-placed to tap on the vast knowledge and expertise in the GBC network.

        Our heartiest congratulations to Mr Tai!

        SGBC would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Lee Chuan Seng, SGBC's Honorary Advisor and Founding President, for his pioneering efforts in representing SGBC on the Board of the WorldGBC from 2010 to 2013.

        For more details, please refer to the official WorldGBC press release.

      • 16 May 2013

        SGBC Members Triumph at BCA Awards 2013

        SGBC members secured more than half the wins at the latest BCA Awards 2013 ceremony held at Marina Bay Sands. SGBC members were involved in the building projects of 141 out of a total of 247 awards (excluding occupant and overseas schemes).

        Leading the winners’ list is SGBC member JTC Corporation, who clinched this year’s Green Mark Champion award. JTC Corporation had chalked up 10 Green Mark projects, including 6 Platinum and 3 Gold awards.

        As for the Green Building Individual Awards, the Green Engineer of the Year was awarded to Mr Russell Neil Cole from Arup Singapore Pte Ltd and the Green Advocate of the Year went to Mr Mann Young from Lend Lease Asia Holdings Pte Ltd. The Young Green Building Individual Award, presented to those aged below 40, went to Dr Kelvin Lee from Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd and Dr Uma Maheswaran from Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd.

        Please refer to the media release for more details on the wins of SGBC Members and joint media release with BCA on the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards.

      • 16 May 2013

        Interviews with BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards winners

        SGBC is pleased to announce the winners of the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2013. The awards are presented by SGBC and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to recognise individuals in the building and construction sector for their contribution and achievements in the greening of the built environment. A total of 22 applications were received, with 13 applicants also eligible for the Young Green Building Individual Award, a new category created for those aged below 40.

        The winners of the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2013 are as follows:

        Green Building Advocate Award           - Mr Mann Young, Lend Lease Asia Holdings Pte Ltd
        Green Building Engineer Award           - Er. Russell Cole, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
        Young Green Building Individual Award - Dr. Kelvin Lee, Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd
        Young Green Building Individual Award - Dr. Uma Maheswaran, Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd
        Commendation Awards - Mr. Jerry Ong, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
                                          - Ms. Jaye Tan - DP Architects Pte Ltd
                                          - Er. Teh Poh Suan - Housing and Development Board
                                          - Mr. Owen Wee - Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd

        SGBC congratulates the Award winners for their leadership and achievements in green building development. To read more about our Award winners, please follow below links for our exclusive interviews with the winners:

        Mr Russell Cole - Mr Russell Cole Interview PDF
        Mr Mann Young - Mr Mann Young Interview PDF
        Dr Kelvin Lee - Dr Kelvin Lee Interview PDF
        Dr Uma Maheswaran - Dr Uma Maheswaran Interview PDF

      • 16 May 2013

        SGBC Newsletter May-June 2013

        Please refer to the PDF.

      • 15 Apr 2013

        Launch of SBF Singapore Sustainability Directory 2013 - Featuring SGBC Member Companies and SGBC-Certified Products & Services

        SGBC collaborates with Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to feature SGBC Members and Certified Products in the Singapore Sustainability Directory 2013.

        The directory will feature a Special Section showcasing and promoting all SGBC Members, as well as companies with SGBC-Certified Products & Services.

        For more details, please refer to the Application Form and Fact Sheet.

      • 25 Mar 2013

        Interview with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong, President of SGBC by AsiaGreenBuildings.com

        To read the interview, please click here.

      • 21 Mar 2013

        New SGBC President and Board Elected

        A new Board has been elected for 2013-2015 at Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong as new President. He is taking over from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, who will serve as the Immediate Past President for the coming two years.

        For more details, please refer to the press release.

      • 15 Mar 2013

        SGBC Newsletter Mar-Apr 2013

        Please refer to the PDF.

      • 22 Jan 2013

        Launch of Green Schools Initiative

        The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) has launched a new programme for schools - the Green Schools Initiative. The programme aims to equip students and schools with an understanding of the role that buildings play in environmental sustainability, and the impact that building design and technology have on the performance of buildings. Green Schools Initiative is built on the foundation laid by Project Green Insights - SGBC’s recently completed schools project on smarter buildings that was funded by the IBM Centennial Grant.

        For more details, please refer to the press release.

      • 16 Jan 2013

        SGBC Newsletter Jan - Feb 2013

        Please refer to the PDF.

      • 23 Dec 2012

        Green Building Individual Awards 2013

        SGBC is pleased to announce that the nominations for the annual Green Building Individual Awards are now open. The Awards are organised jointly by SGBC and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to accord recognition to individuals in the building and construction sector for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements in the development of a green and sustainable built environment.

        For more information, please click here.

      • 21 Dec 2012

        SGBC Partners Temasek Polytechnic on Internship Programme with Green Focus

        SGBC and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for students from TP’s Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability (GBS) and Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) programmes to embark on a structured internship programme with SGBC and member companies.

        For more details, please refer to the press release.

        • 08 Nov 2012

          SGBC participates in BCA-led trip to Seoul and US Greenbuild, San Francisco

          SGBC members joined BCA in the visit to various organisations in Seoul, Korea to learn more about the policies, initiatives and and programmes to promote green buildings, enhance energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. The delegation visited the Korea Institute of Construction and Technology, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Land Transport & Maritime Affairs, SK Chemical Eco Lab and the Songdo International Business District.

          The itinerary in San Francisco, USA included visits to the California Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, California Lighting Technology Centre, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Centre, UC Davis West Village, SF Environment, 101 California, 525 Golden Gate and the California Energy Commission. The US Greenbuild provided the opportunity for SGBC members to network with fellow practitioners and keep abreast of latest green building technologies and developments.

          • 25 Oct 2012

            Sino-Singapore MOU to Promote Urban Greenery

            SGBC signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 25 Oct 2012 with the Vertical Greening Academic Group of China Green Building Council (VGAG), World Green Roof Congress (WGRC) and the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) to support mutual efforts and promotion on urban greenery. The ceremony took place at the World Green Roof Congress 2012 held in Hangzhou, China.

            SGBC was represented by President, Mr Tai Lee Siang; whilst the Vertical Greening Academic Group of China GBC and World Green Roof Congress were represented by Vice-Group Leader and Secretary-General, Prof Wang Xianmin; and SILA was represented by SILA President, Mr Damian Tang.

          • 12 Oct 2012

            Temasek Polytechnic named Green Quiz Champion in Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)'s inaugural YES Green Quiz contest

            The team of all Singaporeans - Goh Jia Lin, Ang Mun Ru and Tan Zi Yang - beat other rival finalist teams - two from Temasek Polytechnic and one from Republic Polytechnic to emerge champions in the Quiz.

            Whateverwerkz from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) won e-Pop contest with its lively "Drip Drop" performance

            For more details, please refer to the press release.

            To find out more on the event happening, please visit www.facebook.com/YESbySGBC.

          • 11 Oct 2012

            SGBC hosts Asia Pacific Regional Network Annual Forum 2012

            SGBC hosted the World Green Building Council's Asia Pacific Regional Network Annual Forum 2012 on 11 October 2012 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore. Delegates from more than 10 Green Building Councils (GBCs) from around the Asia Pacific region attended the forum.

            The forum took the form of a roundtable dialogue session where delegates brainstormed on issues that would shape the regional green building movement, led by Ms Jane Henley of the World GBC and facilitated by Network Manager, Mr Mann Young. Issues discussed included development of rating schemes, policy development, data sharing and education programmes for the development of green buildings. GBCs found the session useful to keep updated on one another’s progress and developments. The forum closed with a pledge to continue support for GBCs’ regional green building initiatives.

          • 11 Oct 2012

            Four polytechnic teams in finals for Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)'s inaugural YES Green Quiz contest

            The four finalists for the very first Green Quiz, part of the inaugural Youth for Eco-Sustainability (YES) programme, organised by Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) have been named.

            Three of the teams are from Temasek Polytechnic while the remaining team is from Republic Polytechnic. The teams beat 16 other teams who took part in the preliminary round of the competition. The other teams were from various tertiary institutions such as Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.

          • 10 Oct 2012

            SGBC signs MOU with Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC)

            SGBC celebrated yet another milestone with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) at the SGBC Pavilion at BEX Asia 2012. The MOU was signed by Mr Tai Lee Siang, President of SGBC and Mr Yannick Millet, Executive Director of VGBC. Guest of Honor, Minister Grace Fu witnessed the signing.

            Under this latest MOU, both SGBC and VGBC will work towards recognition of the Singapore Green Building Product & Services Certification scheme under the Green Building assessment scheme of Vietnam. The two parties will also collaborate in training, green building development and other services in Vietnam and Singapore.

          • 10 Oct 2012

            New Schemes for a Greener Community and New Deals to Boost Singapore as the Green Hub of Asia

            Singapore is making new strides in the green building movement with new schemes for an eco-friendly community and new deals to boost Singapore as the green hub of Asia.

            Why going green is good for business and the community will be shared by more than 79 industry experts and practitioners to 1,000 participants, and policy-makers from the Asia-Pacific and North America, who are gathered here over the next few days to hear insights from real estate giants, major brands and household names.

            They are attending the three-day International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2012, which was officially opened today at the Marina Bay Sands by Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources & Second Minister for Foreign Affairs.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.

          • 27 Sep 2012

            SGBC to launch its inaugural Youth for Eco-Sustainability (YES) programme in Singapore

            SGBC is adding a new zing to engage the young in its drive to bring the green message to the community.

            For the first time, it will be launching its Youth for Eco-Sustainabilty (YES) programme, which will to be held as part of the 4th Annual International Green Building Conference (IGBC 2012) at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands on 12 October 2012.

            The YES programme, which is in line with this year's IGBC 2012 theme, "Green Community, Green Action", aims to target youths by raising social awareness of green issues that concern young people and educating them to make responsible choices to prepare them for a sustainable future.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 22 Aug 2012

            New Green Mark schemes for supermarkets, retail and data centres to be launched at International Green Building Conference 2012

            New initiatives to engage the business community will be rolled out at the International Green Building Conference (IGBC 2012) to be held from October 10 to 12, 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 30 May 2012

            Educating Students On A Vibrant Ecosystem

            SGBC, in collaboration with IBM, is working with Ministry of Education to raise students' awareness of energy efficiency and going green in schools.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 25 May 2012

            SGBC members win top awards at BCA Awards Ceremony 2012

            SGBC members won big at the latest BCA awards 2012 held at the Compass Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa. They garnered a total of 151 out of the total of 315 awards presented- almost half of the total BCA awards given out at the ceremony.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 11 Apr 2012

            SGBC signs MOU with Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI)

            Under the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI), SGBC will work towards recognition of its green building product certification scheme in Indonesia.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 29 Mar 2012

            SGBC Signs Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with China Green Building Council (CGBC中国绿色建筑委员会)

            SGBC has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with China Green Building Council (CGBC中国绿色建筑委员会), its China counterpart in Beijing to collaborate on professional training of green building specialists. This move is a joint effort to promote the "greening" of buildings in China. SGBC will also work towards recognition of its green building product) certification scheme in China within 3 to 5 years.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.
          • 10 Mar 2012

            SGBC signs MOU with Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) to certify "green" furniture products

            SGBC has joined hands with Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) to certify "green" furniture products. This initiative, the first green furniture certification in Asia, marks an important milestone for both industry sectors.

            For more details, please refer to the press release.