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SGBC was officially launched on 28 October 2009 as the only non-profit organisation with a concerted private-public sector partnership to achieve a world-class and sustainable built-environment in Singapore.


  • Green Means Go Homeowner Engagement Campaign

    As SGBC's latest major foray into the consumer and end-user space, Green Means Go aims to empower homeowners to make decisions to build green into their homes by establishing and maintaining a resource hub for green homes. Through a suite of interactive activations such as the Singapore Greenest Home Town Challenge and social media tips and tricks on building green in, more than 3 million people have viewed the campaign messaging and many more will continue to do so as Green Means Go transitions to a dedicated resource hub for green homes.

  • Singapore Built Environment Embodied Carbon Pledge

    The Singapore Built Environment Embodied Carbon Pledge was launched in August 2021 to help unify and amplify industry action towards addressing embodied carbon emissions, which will no doubt factor heavily into any corporate sustainability plan. To date, close to 100 organisations from across the built environment sector have come onboard as pledge signatories, all united in their commitment to shape a low-carbon built environment. SGBC has since unveiled a suite of programmes to help pledge signatories tackle their embodied carbon emissions.

  • Alliance for Action on Sustainable Spaces

    Launched in November 2021 to bring together stakeholders from across different sectors to create and enhance sustainable spaces, the AfA is in collaboration with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), supported by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA). The AfA plans to introduce a standard set of guidelines for the industry to shape greener, healthier and more sustainable spaces.

  • SGBC-REDAS Green Real Estate Trends Conference 2021

    Held for the first time in August 2021, the virtual conference convened on the three key trends of Furthering the Impact of Green Buildings, Getting to Net Zero Carbon as well as Sustainability Leadership in Action. The conference featured Singapore-based green building leadership and innovations fronted by leading built environment organisations who shared a wide range of insights and perspectives to nearly 500 attendees across the two-day event period.

  • Enhancing the Sustainability of Public Toilets

    SGBC inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Restroom Association (Singapore) in November 2021 to certify restroom products with smart features under the Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) certification scheme. This certification pathway leverages SGBC's existing proficiency in green building product certification and complements the RAS' Happy Toilet Programme for public toilets.

  • Walking the Talk: Leading Industry Transformation

    The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) officially opened on 3 February 2020 its new base of operations at the BCA Braddell Campus signalling the Council’s leading role in the transformation of the Singapore built environment. The 330-sqm premises was designed and fitted-out with an emphasis on health and wellbeing, with SGBC Members chipping in with meaningful contributions to help create a sustainable base from which SGBC will continue to advance a greener, healthier built environment.

  • Breaking New (Digital) Ground: SGBC Annual General Meeting 2020 Teleconference

    In light of intensified conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the SGBC Annual General Meeting 2020 was switched from a traditionally in-person event to a fully digital one. Through a combined effort from the SGBC Board and Secretariat, the Council successfully delivered its first-ever teleconference Annual General Meeting, allowing Members to look back on SGBC’s activities from the safety of their own premises.

  • Staying Connected: SGBC Webinars

    The advent of digitalisation, in part also accelerated by the realities of the global pandemic, brought about a paradigm shift to the way SGBC organises its many events. With input and guidance from the SGBC Board, the SGBC Secretariat swiftly pivoted the Council’s in-person events to fully digital and virtual ones while adding new formats that take full advantage of the digital space. Since the first webinar in March 2020, SGBC has organised more than 20 technical webinar sessions that covered a variety of green building topics, helping upwards of 5000 event participants stay abreast of key industry trends and developments.

  • Bolstering the Value Chain: Reaching out to Real Estate Agents

    In collaboration with the Singapore Estate Agents Association (SEAA), SGBC ran a series of webinars dedicated to imparting essential knowledge on green building to practicing real estate agents. Covering the key areas of quality and sustainability, the webinars also involved case studies from SGBC Founding Member City Developments Limited to help the real estate agents visualise the benefits of green buildings and how to assist their clients in sourcing for green properties.

  • Enhancing Member Value: Preparing for the New Normal

    Pandemic restrictions have disrupted and, in some cases, put a pause on business activity in the construction sector. To help SGBC Members adapt and prepare for the new normal, SGBC put forward a number of tailored activities and programmes. These include briefing sessions for utilizing online meeting software and SafeEntry requirements, SGBC Green15 solution-introduction sessions for solution providers to meet with industry players as well as multiple online short courses to help build capability in areas such as carbon footprint computation.

  • Strengthening Access to Sustainability

    As a new collaboration in the new normal, SGBC inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SGBC Founding Member Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to enable the exchange of technical resources and expertise to efficiently and proactively promote green building products and practices to the industry. Cemented on 11 December 2020 in the presence of Mr. Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development, SGBC and SP will leverage the respective strengths of each organisation to help drive meaningful and impactful change for the built environment sector as well as help Singapore transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.

  • #SGBC10 10th Anniversary

    Celebrating its first major milestone of its relatively young history, SGBC crossed the ten-year mark in 2019. With a special commemorative logo, video productions and a series of #SGBC10 celebratory and commemorative events that took place throughout the year, SGBC’s 10th Anniversary is definitely one to remember. With the industry’s continued and erstwhile support, SGBC has grown from strength to strength from its humble beginnings in 2009. With a strong collaborative spirit, SGBC has germinated from a certification body of green building materials and products to a champion and voice of the green building movement, working with like-minded partners to put forward meaningful, useful and synergistic programmes for the industry and beyond.

  • Strengthening our Professionals

    As a clear signal of SGBC’s expanding role in the industry, the Council officially took over the management of the nation’s green building professionals from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in April 2019. Through a refreshed and enhanced Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme, green building professionals can look forward to a suite of programmes and initiatives designed to help stay abreast of green building developments.

  • Addressing the Entire Ecosystem

    Although first established to look into the certification of green building products for the local built environment’s growing demand for high performance green buildings, SGBC has expanded its scope to also include the certification of green building service firms, the accreditation of green building professionals and also the co-assessment of actual Green Mark building projects. SGBC now covers the entire green building ecosystem.

  • A Star Partner in Industry Transformation

    SGBC was conferred the Star Partner Award at the Public Sector Transformation Awards 2019, underpinning its emphasis on industry transformation. The Award recognises exemplary citizens, non-government organisations or companies that have contributed to better outcomes for the Public Service, in terms of demonstrating a strong spirit of partnership with the nominating public agency, or as strong advocates for national initiatives. Upon a nomination by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), SGBC received the Star Partner Award 2019 for its complementary work.

  • A Platform for the Next Generation of Green Building Trailblazers

    A new activity under SGBC’s Green Schools Initiative (GSI) student outreach programme, the inaugural SGBC Green Building Design Thinking Challenge 2019 saw more than 150 students putting their reimagined designs for the Science Centre to a panel of industry leaders. The submissions belie the participants’ youth, the polished presentations and well-made prototype building models thoroughly impressing the judges during the final presentation held during International Built Environment Week 2019.

  • Urbanisation as the Solution to a Sustainable Future

    Into its 4th edition, the SGBC Leadership Conversations 2019 event - the Council’s premier thought leadership forum – saw the participation of Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs. In his insightful keynote, Dr Balakrishnan highlighted that a sustainable approach must be taken to plan and then deploy technology that is already available to help address the climate emergency. The built environment is well-poised to help accelerate the nation’s ambitions to become a greener, healthier city of the future.

  • Uplifting Industry Proficiency

    As a nexus for green building knowledge, expertise and best practice, SGBC is in a prime position to amalgamate and then share industry-wide insights. Through a wealth of industry activities that include technical seminars, cognizance talks and learning journeys, thousands of participants received useful, comprehensive and actionable insight on key green building subjects.ement efforts.

  • Entering the Mainstream

    With the success of SGBC’s first foray into the public engagement space through the Live.Work.Play.Green climate action campaign in 2018, the Council broadened its public outreach efforts to other avenues in 2019. Through a brief communications campaign in the mass rapid transit trains and participation in community-oriented events such as the Clean and Green Carnival 2019, SGBC raised awareness of sustainable living practices to thousands of end-users.

  • Advance, Connect, Engage

    In 2018, SGBC organised, supported and implemented many engagement activities and events that aimed to spread and elevate green building awareness to the building and construction industry and beyond. All of our activities are guided by three core verticals: to Advance the green building movement, to Connect with the green building industry as well as to Engage with all stakeholders across the green building value chain.

  • Advancing the Sustainability Conversation

    During the special climate action edition of the annual SGBC Leadership Conversations 2019 thought leadership forum, Minister for the Environmnment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli shared his thoughts on climate action and sustainability in a candid fireside chat with SGBC President Mr Tan Swee Yiow and CBRE Chairperson Ms Pauline Goh. One of the key takeaways from this very insight session was the Ubuntu philosophy shared by Mr Masagos: the success of the group is considered above the success of the self. Essentially, we must all work together to drive effective climate action to address the challenges of global climate change.

  • Advancing Industry Expertise

    SGBC's signature industry seminars continued to share industry knowledge as well as to bolster capability and knowledge in 2018. Alongside the highly-anticipated SGBC Green Trends Seminar platform, SGBC's The Future of Buildings Series of thematically-focused seminars explored three different but interwoven aspects of green building, allowing participants to get a concise overview of interesting topics such as advancing net zero, placemaking and carbon neutrality.

  • Connecting the Community

    As a testament to SGBC's ability to catalyse meaningful connections due to its unique position in the building and construction ecosystem, the JOULES Smart Centre @ Bukit View Secondary School was officially opened by Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli in February 2018. Through SGBC, the school was able to create a green classroom and living lab filled with SGBC certified solutions woven into an interior layout design that promoted collaboration. More importantly, the facility allowed the students of Bukit View Secondary School to learn in a healthy, conducive environment.

  • Connecting the World

    Echoing the government's call to explore overseas markets for business expansion, SGBC brought Members onto two overseas study trips in 2018: Melbourne in March 2018 and Chicago in November 2018. These trips allowed our Member companies to have a firsthand look at the business climate in these markets as well as meet with key organisations in these regions. One of the outcomes from the business mission to Chicago was the potential exporting of Singaporean expertise in energy modelling to building projects in the United States, allowing our homegrown firms to make a green mark on the world stage.

  • Engaging the Public

    2018 saw the running of SGBC's firstever major foray into the public space with the launch of the two-month long Live.Work.Play.Green Climate Action Campaign 2018. Combining public buses with a digital marketing thrust, knowledge on green building as a concrete climate action was succcesfully pushed to thousands of people, with almost 5000 people taking part in the online green building quiz. Smaller contests on SGBC's Facebook page that ran during the campaign period also received tremendous support, a clear signal for future engagement efforts.

  • Engaging the Next Generation

    Owning to 2018 as Singapore's designated Year of Climate Action, SGBC's long-running Green Schools Initiative (GSI) student educational outreach programme reached out to more than 1000 students across the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. About 20 learning journeys were organised to local green buildings or to SGBC Member facilities, allowing students to better appreciate the amount of work and technical expertise that go into the buildings they live, learn and play in.

  • Building Awareness and Expertise

    SGBC organised plenty of events in 2017, ranging from technical seminars to less-formal Thirstday with SGBC networking sessions. Well attended and represented by all segments of the construction industry, the thematically-focused “The Future Of” series of industry seminars were particularly well-received, drawing positive response as well as requests for other topics and subject matter. Furthermore, engagement sessions with MCSTs (Management Corporation Strata Title) and other building communities were held in 2017 to build greater awareness of green buildings.

  • Recognising Sustainability

    2017’s edition of the annual SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards saw the inclusion of the previously-biennial Green Building Individuals Awards. Now covering green building Individuals, Organisations and Building Projects in a holistic awards programme, a total of 16 deserving Winners across all three categories were celebrated during the SGBC Gala Dinner 2017, showcasing their leadership in sustainability.

  • Bolstering Energy Efficiency

    As Singapore continues on its ambition to green 80 percent of our building stock by 2030, SGBC provides assistance to existing building owners through the SGBC-BCA Zero Capital Partnership Scheme. As per its name, the Scheme is designed to help building owners overcome initial financial barriers to their energy efficiency projects. First launched in 2016 to focus on Chiller Retrofits, the thrust for Lighting Retrofits was launched in September 2017, effectively covering the two main sources of energy consumption in buildings under one Scheme.

  • Bridging the Gap

    Addressing a gap in the industry value chain, SGBC embarked on a partnership with the Singapore Estate Agencies Association (SEAA) to build up knowledge of green buildings in the real estate salesperson industry segment. Through CPD courses and seminars, this segment of the construction industry will be well-equipped to promote the benefits of green buildings.

  • Flying the Singapore Flag

    SGBC receives visits from many organisations and individuals, all of them wanting to learn more about SGBC and how we go about advocating for green building. This year alone, we have had exchanges with organisations from China, India, Ireland, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and Vietnam. Additionally, we organised a targeted business mission to Yangon, Myanmar in May 2017, leading about 30 companies to meet building and construction industry representatives.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    As green building is a marathon rather than a sprint, SGBC organises networking sessions and knowledge assemblies to further build the business case for green building. Our annual Leadership Conversations event saw the presence of Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of the North West District, who shared on the measures taken by the District to promote sustainability and green living.

  • Leading the way in Sustainability

    Leading directly to the prestigious WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network Leadership Awards in Green Building 2016, the inaugural edition of the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards were launched to much acclaim, celebrating the leaders of the local green building industry. The Winners of the Awards were honoured during the SGBC Gala Dinner 2016 and subsequently went on to represent Singapore during the finals of the WorldGBC Awards in Mumbai.

  • Better Places for People

    During Singapore Green Building Week in September 2016, SGBC launched Better Places for People with BCA and 8 key programme partners, namely Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd, City Developments Ltd, Frasers Centrepoint Limited, GuocoLand Group, JTC Corporation, Keppel Land Limited, Lend Lease Asia Holdings Pte Ltd and Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd. The programme will have an initial focus on office occupants, and we will roll out a series of tenant-outreach events in the coming months as well as reach out to more programme partners.

  • Enabling Energy Efficiency Retrofits

    SGBC launched the Zero Capital Partnership Scheme in 2016 to help building owners overcome initial financial barriers to their energy efficiency projects. Additionally, more than 40 organisations have utilised the Energy Performance Contract for Buildings, which was developed to help the industry achieve hassle-free energy efficiency arrangements.

  • Engaging the Industry

    A key offering that SGBC Members have come to expect are our industry-oriented events and activities. 2016 saw the organising of a greater variety of activities: apart from the Green Trends Seminar and industry workshops, SGBC also arranged an exclusive visit to the BCA SkyLab for SGBC Members, along with multiple sessions of the popular Green Mark 2015 familiarisation workshops and building owner engagement sessions. All of these events were positively received by SGBC Members and the greater community.

  • Telling the Singapore Story

    As part of the global green building movement, SGBC relies on and leverages upon the experience and expertise of its international green building council partners. In 2016, SGBC was invited to participate at more of such global green building events, sharing our journey and programmes with a global audience. When developed economies want to hear about our sustainability journey, it speaks volumes about how far SGBC has come since its founding days.

  • Network, Network, Network

    SGBC organised four networking sessions this year. Well-attended with positive reception, these smaller-scale events featured a highly targeted audience mix, allowing participants to have cosier, more pertinent interactions. These less-formal events would not have been possible without the generous support of our Member companies who played a vital role in forging new relationships, bridging worthwhile connections and building greater rapport among the various segments of the building and construction industry.

  • Enhanced Recognition for SGBC Labelling Schemes

    SGBC has been actively seeking greater recognition for products and services certified by SGBC's labelling schemes. These feedback culminated in criteria in BCA Green Mark Version 2015 that give added focus to certified products and services. This means that there is more reason for the industry to make use of such certified solutions.SGBC has also been encouraging BCA Green Mark Managers and Professionals, building owners, developers and project specifiers, to select certified products and services for their projects, helping to build buildings as green as possible.

  • Upgraded Directories for Certified Products and Services

    The online directories that lists the products and services certified by SGBC's labelling schemes saw a major revamp. With more clearly defined product categories coupled with an easy-to-use interface, consultants, architects, engineers and other building practitioners can obtain accurate information on any particular certified product or service.

  • SG Green

    SGBC has published the very first issue of the SG Green magazine, a biannual publication focused on the technical applications of certified products and services. As an industry-oriented biannual periodical, SG Green aims to elevate the profile of green building products and services to the greater community by showcasing applications and solutions in an easy-to-read format.

  • Energy Performance Contract Template

    To help the industry achieve their retrofit goals, SGBC has developed a standard Energy Performance Contract template for use. Created with BCA and members of the industry, this standard template will help building owners and EPC firms to better ease into beneficial EPC arrangements for their buildings. It is envisioned that through usage of this standard template drafted in language familiar to both EPC firms and building owners, the older existing buildings can be upgraded for greater energy efficiency.

  • Green Building & Retrofits Expo 2015

    SGBC led a delegation of local companies to Bangkok, Thailand in October 2015 for the annual Green Building & Retrofits 2015 exhibition. Fronting the Singapore Pavilion, SGBC and its member companies showcased what local companies have to offer to regional visitors, putting Singapore on the world map for green building solutions.

  • Educating the Future Generation

    As part of SGBC's ongoing Green Schools Initiative (GSI), six secondary school learning journeys to green buildings in Singapore were organised in 2015. The year also saw the first run of the Learning Journey on Materials Science, a unique session that challenged students on the key useful properties of a common green building material – glass. To date, about 30 schools have made use of GSI resources.

    In addition, three schools have undertaken an inaugural GSI energy audit in collaboration with Republic Polytechnic students from the Diploma in Green Building and Sustainability. The results from these audits allow the students as well as the schools to have a better idea of their energy consumption patterns, giving them some basis to implement energy efficiency strategies.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With Tanzania Green Building Council (TZGBC)

    SGBC signed a MOU with Tanzania Green Building Council (TZGBC) during the Singapore Green Building Week 2014. As an Established Green Building Council, SGBC will play a mentorship role in guiding the development of TZGBC and also to support the development of green buildings in Tanzania. This includes the sharing of tools, research and information regarding green building as well as the promotion of Green Buildings in Tanzania by means of activities such as joint workshops, seminars and visits.

  • Inaugural World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Regional Network (WGBC APN) Leadership Awards in Green Building held in Singapore

    The first ever World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Network (APN) Leadership Awards in Green Building attracted a total of 112 nominations across 15 Asia Pacific countries. The Award Presentation Ceremony was hosted at the SGBC 5th Anniversary Dinner.

    Business Leadership in Sustainability

    Of the 55 entries for this category, 7 finalists were selected by the international panel judges. Local firms City Developments Limited (CDL) and Keppel Land Limited emerged as 2 of the 3 Winners.

    Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance

    Competing with 57 other entries, New Zealand early childhood centre, Te Mirumiru, emerged as the winner for the Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance category. Two Singapore buildings – Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ocean Financial Centre made it to list of 8 Finalists, a testament to the high quality and standards of Singapore green buildings.

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

  • Building and Construction Authority (BCA)-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2014

    Twelve outstanding individuals received the prestigious BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards (GBIA). The awards were presented at a ceremony during the BCA Awards Night held at Resorts World Sentosa on 22 May 2014. 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.

    The BCA-SGBC GBIA 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.

    For a list of winners and more information, please refer to the PDF.

  • Launch of Integrated Carbon Footprint Assessment Reporting Essentials (I-Care) Training Programme For Building Products

    SGBC embarked on a collaboration with the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings and Construction (CSBC) and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) to deliver a dedicated training programme to address the carbon emissions of building products. Known as the Integrated Carbon Footprint Assessment Reporting Essentials (i-CARE) for Building Products, the course will enable participants to gain the knowledge to undertake a carbon footprint assessment of building products.

    The course is specially designed for the Building Industry and provides an in-depth understanding of the carbon footprint of a product. It aims is to better prepare the industry for changes to SGBC's Singapore Green Building Product certification scheme and the BCA Green Mark scheme. Greater emphasis will be placed on a building's embodied carbon footprint with time.

    The inaugural course was conducted in October 2014 and will be held quarterly subsequently.

  • Industry Briefing to Certified Green Mark Managers (GMMs) and Green Mark Professionals (GMPs)

    SGBC conducted an Industry Briefing to Certified Green Mark Managers (GMMs) and Green Mark Professionals (GMPs) on developments in SGBC's Singapore Green Building Products (SGBP) and Services (SGBS) certification schemes. The briefing was held on 15 April 2014 at the National Design Centre.

    Intended as an annual event, SGBC will utilise such opportunities to help building consultants gain a better understanding of the benefits of SGBP and SGBS, and the criteria that has been developed to ensure that products have met minimum benchmarks. Such interactive sessions also enable consultants to seek clarifications on how the schemes complement the BCA Green Mark scheme.

  • i Light Sustainability Workshop

    Co-presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and SGBC, i Light Sustainability Workshop was held on the 26 March 2015 at the URA Centre. The i Light Sustainability Workshop was a key partner event of the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival, and explored the contribution of the various aspects of lighting to sustainability, including artificial and day-lighting.

  • New Logo and Expanded Scope for SGBC Green Schools Initiative

    The Green Schools Initiative (GSI) expanded its scope in 2014 to incorporate more resources for teachers and educators. Drawing on expertise from SGBC's members and partners, the GSI provides an array of tools geared towards educating students on the importance of green building. In addition to an improved presentation package that provides a succinct, engaging overview of green building principles for students, teachers can also make use of a new green building video animated in 3D graphics. Teachers can also choose to take their students on green building learning journeys to various green buildings in Singapore, where they can glean further insights on green building design features and solutions.

  • Refreshed Logos for Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) And Services (SGBS) Certification

    With effect from Sep 2014, SGBP and SGBS certification logos have been revised. The refreshed logos further strengthen the certification schemes' association with the Singapore Green Building Council.

  • Green Schools Initiative

    SGBC launched the Green Schools Initiative in January 2013 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. The programme brings together SGBC members and educators in the development of educational resources, and provides support for student projects and learning journeys.

  • Green Building Product Collaboration with Housing & Development Board (HDB)

    Under a joint initiative by SGBC and HDB, companies listed under HDB's Approved Materials List were invited to submit their products for assessment under SGBC's Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) certification scheme. Products that qualify for the green certification will be presented with a joint certificate recognising their green achievements and listing status under HDB's Approved Materials List. The joint certification is a strong testimony of HDB's commitment to sustainable development.

  • Partnership Agreement with TÜV SÜD PSB

    SGBC and TÜV SÜD PSB signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on the certification of green building products. TÜV SÜD PSB will be providing assessment services and will advise on technical matters, whilst SGBC will focus on the setting of standards and assessment criteria under the Singapore Green Building Products certification scheme.

  • MOU with California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis and Building & Construction Authority (BCA)

    SGBC signed a MOU with the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on 12 September 2013 to develop advanced lighting technologies and good practices. The parties will also explore the feasibility of establishing a Lighting Technology Centre in Singapore. This will help Singapore to focus on ways to deliver significant savings in buildings through better lighting, which is a significant source of energy consumption in buildings.

  • MOU with KNX South East Asia

    SGBC has embarked on collaboration with KNX South East Asia (KNX) to promote the development of green buildings in Singapore and the region. SGBC will work with KNX to promote awareness of product and system certification through joint training programmes, seminars and educational materials.

  • New Category Launched for BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards

    A new category was added to the BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards 2013 to recognise younger members of the industry who have made significant contributions to the greening of the built environment. A Young Green Building Individual Award has been created for those aged below 40 and this was well-received by the industry. Out of the 22 applications received for the 2013 Awards, 13 applicants qualified for the Young Green Building Individual Award, with 2 winners being presented eventually with the Award.

  • Mr Tai Lee Siang, SGBC Immediate Past President, elected to WorldGBC Board of Directors

    SGBC Immediate Past President Mr Tai Lee Siang was appointed to the World Green Building Council's Board of Directors in October 2013. Mr Tai served as SGBC President from 2011 to 2013 and was 1st Vice-President from 2009 to 2011. Under his leadership, many strong ties had been forged with the various GBCs in Asia and he will continue to be a conduit for more dialogue between Asia and the WorldGBC.

    With the appointment of Mr Tai, SGBC Honorary Advisor Mr Lee Chuan Seng will step down from the WorldGBC Board. Mr Lee is the Founding President of SGBC and served on the WorldGBC Board from 2010-2013.

  • Visit by Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing

    SGBC hosted Hong Kong's Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, and a delegation from the Steering Committee on the Promotion of Green Building during their visit to Singapore. SGBC President, Mr Ng Eng Kiong, and members of the SGBC Board received the delegation, who were on a visit to Singapore to learn about our experience in promoting energy efficiency and green buildings.

    During the visit to SGBC on 16 May 2013, the delegation took an interest in SGBC's strong private-public sector partnership model and green building product certification scheme. The visit provided a valuable opportunity for dialogue between the parties on strategies to foster a sustainable built environment in the urban setting.

  • 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.

  • SGBC organised the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2012

    SGBC organised the IGBC 2012, held from 9-12 October 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore, in strategic partnership with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

    Focusing on 'Green Leadership, Green Community', IGBC 2012 engaged participants in thought-provoking issues, latest technologies and best practices for a greener and healthier future.

  • SGBC launched its inaugural Youth for Eco-Sustainability (YES) programme in Singapore

    SGBC launched its Youth for Eco-Sustainability (YES) programme on 12 October 2012- the third and final day of the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2012 at Sands Expo & Convention Center Singapore.

    The YES programme, which resonated with the IGBC 2012 theme, "Green Community, Green Action", was targeted at raising social awareness of youths on green issues and educating them to make responsible choices for a sustainable future. The YES programme included the Green Quiz contest, Eco-Pop ("E-Pop") contest and sharing sessions by two young leaders in green building - Mr Sam Tan, Executive Director of Ken Holdings Berhad and Ms Jaye Tan, an architect and a certified Green Mark Professional of DP Architects.

  • 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.

  • SGBC launched new Green Services Certification scheme at IGBC 2012

    With the rising demand for green products and services in Singapore and overseas, SGBC has extended its certification scheme from Green Products, to include Green Services. SGBC's Green Services certification is the first of its kind in Singapore and aims to bring about greater recognition and new business opportunities for our green building professionals/ practitioners.

    The services certification will help recognise building consultants and practitioners committed to supporting the green movement, by developing their in-house capabilities and competencies; adopting green corporate practices; and advocating sustainability in delivering their design and services.

  • MOU with Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)

    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. The close collaboration to "green" Singapore's furniture products will be sealed under an MOU to be signed this morning by Mr Tai Lee Siang, SGBC President and Mr James Goh, SFIC President.

    Under the MOU, valid for 3 years, both councils will promote the certification and adoption of green furniture among furniture players like the manufacturers, designers, contractors and suppliers through several platforms such as seminars, conferences, exhibitions and networking events that will be held annually.

  • MOU with China Green Building Council (CGBC)

    SGBC signed an MOU with the CGBC in March 2012, to collaborate on the professional training of green building specialists. Following the MOU, SGBC will work with various interested parties towards providing professional training for building supervisors and professionals in building design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings in China. SGBC will also seek recognition for its green building product certification scheme in China as well as to promote the extensive range of green building expertise among SGBC members to meet the developmental needs of eco-cities and green buildings in China.

  • MOU with Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI)

    SGBC signed an MOU with the GBCI in April 2012 to collaborate on certification of green products and professional training in the green building industry. Under this MOU with GBCI, both parties will work towards recognition of green building product certifications under the Green Building assessment scheme of Indonesia.

  • Launch of Green Trends Seminar on June 8, 2012

    SGBC organized the first bi-annual Green Trends seminar, where speakers from relevant fields came together to share best practices and the latest trends in the industry. The first seminar kicked off with a focus on certifying Interior Systems, especially green furniture.

  • SGBC members score big wins at the BCA Awards

    SGBC scored a record number of wins at the BCA Awards 2012, taking a total of 151 out of the 315 awards presented. Three out of four of the awards received by SGBC members were for their active promotion of the green message in the building and construction industry.

  • Certification of Green Building Products

    SGBP launched its first certification for green building products in January 2011, aimed at complementing the current BCA Green Mark certification for buildings. SGBC enlisted close to 100 experts in the industry to formulate criteria in four core areas, namely safety, health, performance efficiency and environmental protection, for the certification scheme.

  • MOU with Beijing Construction Decoration Association (BCDA)

    SGBC signed an MOU with BCDA in March 2011 at the 7th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo (IGEBC) in Beijing,to explore collaboration of various initiatives on green building interiors. This will include the development of a Green Building Interior Standard for the Beijing interior and construction industry.

  • WGBC Asia Pacific Network Workshop on 14 September 2011 in Singapore

    SGBC co-chaired the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Network with Green Building Council Australia to organize the Asia Pacific Network Policy Workshop. Held during the International Green Building Conference and APEC-ASEAN meetings in September 2011, this workshop enabled governments and Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific region to share the latest green building policies, measures and development in the respective countries.

  • Project Insights with IBM and Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore in July 2011

    SGBC collaborated with IBM in July 2011 to work on "Project Green Insights" to promote awareness of energy efficiency and to reduce energy costs using smart meters in schools. It is an innovative outreach programme to promote long-term environmental sustainability to the young in schools.

  • Memorandum of Understanding "Unity in Green" Signing in September 2011

    The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) signed separate Memoranda of Understanding with Housing & Development Board Building Research Institute (HDB-BRI), JTC Corporation (JTC), and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). Themed "Unity in Green", these aimed at fostering closer collaboration between SGBC and each of three parties in promoting green building practices and technologies as well as the certification of green products.

  • Launch of BCA-SGBC Individual Green Awards

    The BCA-SGBC Individual Green Awards was launched in May 2011 to recognize outstanding industry practitioners and professionals for their consistent contribution to building a sustainable environment. All entries were judged by a panel of distinguished representatives from various disciplines within the building and construction industry and institutes of higher learning.

  • WorldGBC Congress 2010 and Inaugural Green Building Conference

    SGBC became the first Asian member to host the WorldGBC Congress 2010, the most influential green building event in the world.The Congress 2010, held on 13 – 14 September in Singapore, focused on the global exchange of green building knowledge and innovative concepts from industry practitioners from around the world.It was held concurrently with the inaugural Green Building Conference and the BEX Asia exhibition.

    SGBC also progressed to the Established Member status within the WorldGBC membership tier This status is only conferred to green building councils who have demonstrated capability to deliver impactful and measurable green building programmes on a national scale.

  • Official Launch of SGBC and Recognition as Emerging Member of World Green Building Council

    SGBC's official launch and inception as an Emerging Member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on 28 Oct 2009 was officiated by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development.

    The WGBC is a union of national Green Building Councils from around the world, making it the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.

  • SGBC's Founding Patron, Mr Mah Bow Tan

    Mr Mah Bow Tan, the Minister for National Development from 1999-2011, was SGBC's Founding Patron in 2009.

    During his ministerial tenure, he gave great impetus for the development of green buildings in Singapore as part of his sustainable development policies. As the co-chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development (IMCSD), he played an instrumental role in guiding the strategic focus for the 2nd BCA Green Building Masterplan, which has set a target to 'green' 80% of all buildings by 2030.

  • Presentation of SGBC at World Green Building International Congress

    SGBC was formally presented at the two-day World Green Building Congress held in Phoenix, USA in 9-10 November. Over 400 representatives from various green building councils (GBCs) attended.