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  • 26 May 2020

    Preparing for the New Business As Usual

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    Close to 600 participants heard from a panel of built environment experts on how green buildings can help organisations prepare for the new business as usual via a special webinar organised by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) on 26 May 2020.


    As Singapore gets ready to exit the Circuit Breaker period through a phased approach from 2 June 2020, employees are preparing their return to the workplace. While working-from-home has gone through the crucible over the past few weeks to become the new norm, offices and other workplace premises still cannot be completely done away with. Our workplaces must be made ready and safe for employees to return.

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    The built environment, being where we spend the majority of our time in, have key roles to play in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Green buildings, with their emphasis on occupant health and wellbeing on top of environmental sustainability, form an additional layer of protection against harmful pathogens and indoor pollutants. Worldwide, building-based prevention and control measures have become one of the most important methods of fighting against the effects of the pandemic.

    During the special webinar put together by SGBC, participants got a close look at how our buildings can prepare for the resumption of work and the new business as usual. The webinar covered three main topics delivered by industry veterans from SGBC Member organisations (NUS, Beca and Keppel Land): the role of indoor air quality and ventilation systems in reducing airborne pathogens, how to reoccupy buildings the right way as well as how industry players are facilitating the return to work.

    In the words of SGBC President Dr. Ho Nyok Yong during his opening address, "Think of green buildings as a giant N95 facemask, protecting you from harmful toxins the moment you step in. Green buildings also take into consideration other factors such as lighting and acoustic comfort to promote and protect the health of its occupants." 

    As we prepare to return to the office, we must ensure that the buildings we live, work and play in are buildings we can live with.

  • 3 Feb 2020

    Walking the Talk: Leading Industry Transformation

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    The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) officially opened on 3 February 2020 its new base of operations at the BCA Braddell Campus (formerly known as the BCA Academy), signalling the Council’s leading role in the transformation of the Singapore building and construction industry.

  • 27 Jan 2020

    SGBC Advisory on COVID-19

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    In light of the recent developments of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China, SGBC is taking the necessary precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our Members, Partners and Secretariat.


    All stakeholders are advised to take the appropriate precautionary measures in accordance with the latest advisories published by the Singapore Government which can be found here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/2019-ncov-wuhan/advisories-for-various-sectors

    In view of the elevation of the DORSCON Level to ORANGE by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 7 February 2020, SGBC will be implementing additional precautionary measures in accordance with MOH’s recommendations.

    With effect from Monday, 10 February 2020, all personnel and visitors entering the SGBC Office on the BCA Braddell Campus will have to:

    Complete an online BCA Braddell Campus Travel Declaration Form

    • An Acknowledgement Email from BCA will sent to your email address upon completion
    • Show Acknowledgment Email at the Campus Gate to gain entry
    • Note that the Form will have to be completed each time you enter the Campus

    All SGBC events will be suspended for the time being and rescheduled to later dates.

    For outstanding payments, electronic payments will be appreciated to reduce the need for staff to go to the bank. For any assistance in making payment, please contact SGBC at [email protected]

    Prior arranged meetings may be rescheduled as SGBC staff will be divided into separate teams operating onsite on alternate days.

    We would like to assure Members that a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is in place for SGBC’s operations. As most of SGBC’s operations and work processes have been shifted to digital platforms (including telecommunications and document submissions), no impact to day-to-day operations is expected. Members may still continue to contact SGBC at our usual communication platforms.

    We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates accordingly.

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  • 21 Jan 2020

    SGBC Members among world's most sustainable companies

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    SGBC Member organisations have earned spots on the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations. In addition, property developers City Developments Limited (CDL) and CapitaLand (both SGBC Founding Members) are two of only three Singapore companies that made the list this year.

  • 8 Jan 2020

    Strong business case for developers to adopt the highest Green Mark rating

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    A consultancy study was conducted by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to examine the robustness and cost effectiveness of the BCA Green Mark Schemes.