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Accelerating Decarbonisation of the Built Environment Sector

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The global pandemic has shown us what can be achieved when we work together towards a common goal. Climate change is an even greater existential threat facing mankind.

The built environment is responsible for 40 percent of global carbon emissions, with embodied carbon emissions often being overlooked. Embodied carbon emissions are associated with the full supply chain of all materials and systems put into any built environment project and cannot be improved over the lifetime of a building, unlike operational carbon emissions. If embodied carbon emissions are not addressed before the building project moves past the design stage, there is no way to reclaim lost carbon savings once the building is constructed and subsequently used.

To bring attention to this important issue and the built environment sector's influence on embodied carbon emissions, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is launching the Singapore Built Environment Embodied Carbon Pledge to help unify and amplify industry action. We invite all organisations involved in shaping our built environment to pledge your support and work together with other like-minded organisations to effect change.

Organisations with ambitions, intentions and solutions to address built environment embodied carbon emissions can pledge their commitment and then take broad-based actions anchored on the Pledge's 3 key principles:

  1. Opting for building materials with lower embodied carbon
  2. Minimising materials usage and wastage through collaborative design and optimisation
  3. Transforming construction site processes to utilise electricity and renewable sources of energy

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Click here to pledge your commitment.

Find out more about the Pledge here. For more information or clarification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Pledge Signatories

The following organisations have committed to accelerate the decarbonisation of the built environment sector by taking the necessary steps to reduce embodied carbon in their projects, enabled by SGBC's framework of support, knowledge, expertise and resources.

3Pecotecture Logo AEDAS Ampd Arcadis
Armacell Armstrong BSD CW
CPG2 Cundall Dow DPSD Logo
ebmpapst FacilityLink FrasersProperty  IESVE Logo
 Keppel Lendlease  LYSAGHT Qingjian
Samwoh Logo Setsco Logo A3size 7455c  Tasblock  Vicom
 WSP XCO2 YTL