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Championing sustainability development to create a greener environment, SGBC has developed initiatives set to raise the green standards in products and services.
 

Strengthening our Professionals

First announced last year during the SGBC Gala Dinner 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y7p6zh8q), the SGBC Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme - refreshed from the former Building and Construction Authority (Singapore) Green Mark Specialist scheme - is more than just a register of green building professionals in the industry. The programme will support the learning and development of our green-collared workforce with a full learning & development framework that includes courses, lunch & learn sessions as well as learning journeys to green building projects.

“The sustainability of the built environment is built on the efforts of our green building professionals. With SGBC’s new programme and framework dedicated to the men and women of the green building industry, our green building professionals will be well prepared and ready for the future of buildings," said Dr. Ho Nyok Yong, President of the SGBC.

All certified Green Mark Managers and associated qualifications will be referred to as the Green Mark Accredited Professional, aligning the qualification with well-known international industry standards. This also allows Green Mark APs to be readily recognised as green building professionals in international markets.

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SGBC Green Mark Professionals can look forward to a suite of events and platforms to sharpen their edge, which will be made easier to manage by a dedicated web portal.

Click here to visit the SGBC Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme website: https://gmp.sgbc.online/public/home

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Into our 10th year of advancing the green building movement, SGBC has grown from strength to strength from its humble beginnings in 2009. With a strong collaborative spirit, SGBC has gerninated 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 indiustry and beyond.

Read on to find out more about #SGBC10!

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#SGBC10 Commemorative Events & Activities

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SGBC AGM 2019 

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SGBC Green Trends Seminar 2019

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Closing the Loop Movie Screening

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Sustainability Spotlight

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Keep Clean Singapore 2019

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SGBC Green Mark Professional Scheme

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BuildSG Leadership Forum 2019

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Asia's 1st Green Roof Bus

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Singapore Green Building Services Energy Performance Contracting
Air-Conditioning System Maintenance Accreditation

Overview
The building maintenance landscape is undergoing a paradigm shift: from a traditional prescriptive contracting based model to an outcome-based one where guaranteed performance, quality and value for money are holistically considered. To address industry challenges and prepare the industry for this eventuality, SGBC has established an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) for Air-Conditioning System Maintenance Accreditation under the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) certification programme, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders. This is also in line with the Construction Industry Transformation Map, preparing the industry for the future economy.

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In short, EPC for Air-Conditioning System Maintenance provides the building owner with a fixed level of building efficiency, guaranteed by the service provider. The service provider will then undertake all that is necessary to deliver on this guaranteed efficiency level throughout the contract period. As the system performance of any air-conditioning system will naturally deteriorate over time, having an outcome-based EPC model helps to ensure that the system continues to perform at the desired levels than the traditional prescriptive one.

The SGBS EPC accreditation is recognised under the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme for Existing Non-Residential Buildings ENRB: 2017 which was launched for piloting in September 2017.

Accreditation

Broadly, EPC Air-conditioning Maintenance Accreditation consists of the following criteria:

Financial Standing

  • This is derived from the organisation’s Net Worth.

Technical and Operational Capabilities

  • This basically looks at the organisation’s established track record in maintaining Green Mark certified buildings’ air-conditioning system.
  • The total installed capacity (RT) of all green buildings managed.
  • The Operational issues such as the environmental credentials of staff and training provided for the maintenance team to upkeep their knowledge and skill.

Sustainable Policies

  • The organisation’s corporate stability, defined by valid ISO and bizSAFE certifications along with any internal green procurement policy.

Guide on Specifications for EPC Air-Conditioning System Maintenance Contract

SGBC, in collaoration with industry stakeholders, has developed a guide for specifiying energy performance contracts for air-conditioning system maintainence. The first edition of the Guide on Specifications for EPC Air Conditioning System Maintenance Contract can be downloaded below:

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The guide encompasses the key considerations for the adoption of EPC Air-Conditioning System Maintenance Contracting including performance tabulation, incentives and penalty models as well as a Sample of Recommended Maintenance Servicing Regime.

For any feedback on the Guide, you may write in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accredited Green Facility Management Firms
The full list can be found here: https://sgbc.online/certification-directory/services/7/

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Overview

Green buildings impact everyone, everywhere. With the growing emphasis on environmental sustainability and climate action to address the challenges brought about by global warming and climate change, the regular man-on-the-street should be more cognizant of how to lead greener, healthier lifestyles. The SGBC Live.Work.Play.Green programme is SGBC's public-focused awareness and engagement platform, bringing green building knowledge closer to you and me.


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Asia's First Green Roof Bus - May 2019

The ‘Garden on the Move’ initiative will see 10 SBS Transit buses ply Singapore’s roads for at least three months. Outfitted with an innovative, locally developed and soil-less roof system, these ‘green roof’ public buses will be deployed on the roads to study possible energy and cost savings for bus operators.

Supported by Temasek Foundation and designed by GWS Living Art, these green-roofed buses seek to tap on the creativity of young innovators to further extend greenery to improve public places and our quality of life. Other partners supporting this initiative include Moove Media, National Parks Board (NParks), and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC).

The initiative also seeks to raise awareness on the possibilities of green innovation that is mobile and help reduce vehicles’ carbon emission by lowering fuel consumption needed for the air-conditioning. Members of the public can ride these buses along several routes including one through the Central Business District and another through Orchard Road. 

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SGBC Climate Action Campaign - August 2018

As its first-ever public engagement event, the SGBC Climate Action Campaign 2018 aims to urge the greater community to be more aware of green buildings and how sustainability can be a concrete climate action. Organised in support of Singapore's Climate Action Year, the Campaign is themed Live.Work.Play.Green, embodying the essence of green buildings and the importance of these buildings in our day-to-day activities. Much of the Campaign's publicity is anchored on public buses plying across the nation, signifying that living, working and playing in green buildings can - and should - be as normal and easy as taking the bus.

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Event Synopsis

The SGBC Green Catalyst 2018 event is organised by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as part of its Green Schools Initiative (GSI) educational outreach programme. Involving all five polytechnics in Singapore, the event brings together the creative and innovative minds of the younger generation with the experience and expertise of industry leaders, aiming to turn sustainable goals into action.

Held for the first time in 2018, the SGBC Green Catalyst 2018 event takes the form of a hackathon with a twist: after a first pitch event, the industry leaders will mentor the student teams to refine and polish their proposed solutions before showcasing them at a final event.

Event Theme

Turning Sustainable Goals into Action – the theme for the inaugural SGBC Green Catalyst 2018 event. Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) for Green Building as identified by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the event will challenge student teams to develop practicable green building solutions.

Participating Institutions

  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic

Industry Mentors

The Mentors for the event are Winners of the Green Building Individual Award Category under the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2017. As leaders in their respective fields, the Mentors will be able to provide keen insight and actionable advice to the student teams, enabling them to develop a judiciously workable solution that turns sustainable goals into action.

First Pitch Event

On 23 April 2018, 9 student teams from all five participating institutions pitched their preliminary solutions to the Industry Mentors at a First Pitch event held at the Singapore Sustainability Academy. From product-based solutions to innovative building management frameworks, the students put forth creative proposals that ignited the Mentors' interest. During the intensive session, the Mentors gave valuable feedback and industrial insight to the students, crucial nuggets of information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

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A selection of images from the First Pitch event can be found here.

The teams will work with their Mentors to refine their proposed solutions before a Checkpoint Event scheduled for June 2018.

To find out more about this Challenge, contact James Tan at 67325518 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.