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The accelerated push for sustainability necessitates deepening of the core knowledge and expertise of green building professionals. Environmental Sustainability Design (ESD) consultants, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Project Managers, Facilities Managers and other built environment professionals directly contribute to the quality of our places and spaces and by extension, to Singapore’s national climate goals.

SGBC actively supports the professionals behind the greening of the Singapore built environment through the Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme, with qualified professionals accorded the Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) credential. This is in line with global professional accreditation programmes and will raise the profile of Singapore's green building professionals and showcase local expertise in the greening of buildings from a tropical climate context, strengthening Singapore’s reputation as the hub for green building leadership.

Visit the GMAP Portal here: https://gmap.sgbc.online/public/home

 


About the Programme

The SGBC Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme succeeds the BCA Green Mark Specialist programme and aims to uplift, upskill and recognise green building competencies of professionals in the built environment sector. A key feature of the SGBC Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme is the establishment of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework for all Green Mark Accredited Professionals (GMAPs). Through a slate of diverse programmes and activities, GMAPs will be able to remain abreast of industry trends and stay ahead of industry developments. GMAP certifications are renewed annually upon fulfillment of CPD requirements.

GMAP professions span the entire building and construction value chain, enhancing the more traditional roles of ESD consultants, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Project Managers, Facilities Managers, etc., as well as embracing newer roles such as energy and carbon specialists, sustainability professionals, corporate real estate managers and many more. As green building and sustainability continue to gain traction, the demand for qualified green professionals will continue to increase.

 

Certification Types

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  • Green Mark Associate (GMA) - a foundation-level accreditation for new industry entrants or non-technical built environment related professionals seeking to pursue a career in the greening of the built environment or to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of green building in Singapore. The GMA certification denotes a core understanding of sustainability, green building, Singapore’s environmental sustainability legislative framework and the qualities of a green built environment. [Launching Q1 2023]
  • Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) - the central accreditation for experienced technical professionals in the built environment industry with 3-5 years’ experience in Green Mark projects. A GMAP possesses a deep understanding of Singapore’s environmental sustainability legislative framework and green building performance standards as well as mastery of the Green Mark certification scheme.
  • Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional (GMAAP) – the top-tier accreditation for technical professionals in the built environment industry with more than 5 years of experience in Green Mark projects. A GMAAP possesses deep technical expertise and is able to carry out detailed design, prediction and enhancement of building performance for Green Mark certification.

 

Professional Profiles

A GMAP:

  • Has more than 3 years of relevant work experience and local industry practice
  • Possesses technical proficiency in the Green Mark scheme
  • Takes the lead in the integration of multi-disciplinary requirements to meet Green Mark certification standards
  • Serves as the Responsible Person for the submission of Green Mark project applications
  • Is well versed with green building, built environment sustainability trends and developments

A GMAAP

  • Has more than 5 years of relevant work experience and local industry practice
  • Has in-depth knowledge of the Green Mark scheme
  • Possesses technical expertise in various aspects of building performance analysis, including the use of simulation tools
  • Takes the lead in the integration of multi-disciplinary requirements to enhance building performance to achieve advanced Green Mark certification goals
  • Serves as the Responsible Person for the submission of Green Mark project applications
  • Is well versed with green building, built environment sustainability trends and developments\

Benefits of Green Mark Professional Qualifications

  • Designation as the Responsible Person for Green Mark submissions
  • Accrual of additional points in Green Mark project score through the participation of GMAPs in the project team
  • Career profiling in the Sustainability Professionals community, opening up opportunities for engagement and collaboration
  • Receive timely updates on key industry developments, policy announcements and technology advancements
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development of industry standards and sharing of knowledge at industry events
  • Enjoy preferential rates for all SGBC CPD events and exclusive access to GMAP-only events

Continuing Professional Development

The continuing professional development (CPD) of GMAPs is enabled by a robust learning and development framework comprising technical seminars, webinars, learning journeys, conferences and training courses. SGBC also actively works with other industry associations and organisations to cross-recognise relevant activities for mutual CPD accreditation, allowing GMAPs to concurrently fulfil other professional renewal requirements.

GMAP Renewal

GMAPs can fulfil renewal requirements through the following:

  • Learning & Development activities organised by SGBC, local industry associations, institutes of higher learning, government agencies and approved course providers
  • Learning & Development activities organised by partner Green Building Councils (GBCs), such as the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)
  • Qualifying online courses available on-demand on the SGBC Digital Academy