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The accelerated push for sustainability necessitates the core knowledge and deep expertise of green building professionals. Environmental Sustainability Design or 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 known as Green Mark Accredited Professionals (GMAPs). This is in line with global professional accreditation programmes and will help Singapore's green building professionals better profile, showcase and also export expertise to overseas markets and continue branding Singapore 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 active in the built environment sector. A key feature of the SGBC Green Mark Professional Qualification Scheme is the establishment of a CPD framework for all GMAPs. Through a host of meaningful programmes and activities, GMAPs are able to remain abreast of industry trends and stay ahead of sectoral developments. GMAP certifications are renewed annually upon fulfillment of the renewal requirements.

GMAP professions span the entire building and construction value chain, taking on the more traditional roles of ESD consultants, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Project Managers, Facilities Managers; along with newer roles stemming from contemporary developments such as energy & carbon specialists, sustainability professionals, corporate real estate management and so on. As green building and sustainability continue to gain traction, the demand for such qualified green personnel will continue to increase.

Certification Types

GMAP certification qualifies industry professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed for the implementation of Green Mark projects.

  • Green Mark Accredited Professional [GMAP]
  • Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional [GMAAP]

The GMAP (FM) certification qualifies industry professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to maintain and operate green buildings.

  • Green Mark Accredited Professional (Facilities Management) [Green Mark AP(FM)]
  • Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional (Facilities Management) [Green Mark AAP(FM)]

Professional Profiles

A GMAP:

  • Has more than 3 years of local industry practice and experience
  • Is familiar with current green building trends
  • Has basic knowledge of the Green Mark Scheme
  • Advises building project teams on adopting sustainable features
  • Coordinates submission requirements for Green Mark projects

A GMAAP:

  • Has more than 5 years of local industry practice and experience
  • Is familiar with current green building trends
  • Has in-depth knowledge of the Green Mark Scheme
  • Takes the lead in building project teams and advises on how to improve building system performance
  • Makes calculations critical to building performance analysis
  • Performs simulations using 3D modelling 
  • Coordinates submission requirements for Green Mark projects

Benefits of being a GMAP

  • GMAPs are the Responsible Person(s) for Green Mark submissions
  • GMAPs accrue additional points under the Green Mark Scheme by being in the project team
  • GMAPs enjoy preferential rates for all SGBC CPD events
  • GMAPs have regular access to key industry updates on green building technology and policies
  • GMAPs are part of the Green Professional community promoting collaboration and engagement
  • GMAPs have opportunities to give back to the industry by speaking at SGBC events or putting together on-demand courses
  • GMAPs enjoy recognised branding and visibility as a qualified green professional
  • GMAPs enjoy exclusive access to GMAP-only events organised by SGBC and its partners

Continuing Professional Development

The continuous professional development (CPD) of the nearly 800 GMAPs registered with SGBC is facilitated by a robust development framework and counts technical events, learning journeys, conferences and training courses as qualifying activities. SGBC also actively works with other industry associations and organisations to cross-recognise relevant events for mutual CPD accreditation, allowing GMAPs with multiple professional qualifications to concurrently fulfil their various professional renewal requirements.

GMAP Renewal

 

GMAPs are able to fulfil renewal requirements through the following avenues:

  • Attending SGBC-Accredited CPD Events: SGBC and its approved course organisers host a variety of activities - webinars, conferences, seminars, courses, learning journeys to help GMAPs continue to maintain knowledge and skills aligned with current industry and regulatory developments.
  • Attending programmes by other GBCs: SGBC recognises CPD programmes organised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC).
  • SGBC Digital Academy: An industry initiative by SGBC that provides dozens of on-demand courses on green building trends and developments

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Buildings account for over 20 percent of Singapore’s carbon emissions. As such, greening our buildings is a key strategy to achieving our Singapore Green Plan 2030 goals and fulfilling our international commitments toward mitigating climate change. Under the Singapore Green Building Masterplan, ambitious sustainability targets have been set for the next lap of our green buildings. The revised Green Mark scheme (GM: 2021) implemented on 1 November 2021, aims to mitigate the effects of climate change through driving energy efficiency and carbon reduction, as well as other measures that address key sustainability drivers.

In collaboration with BCA and SGBC, JTC has commissioned NUS-ESI to develop a unified Building Embodied Carbon Calculator (BECC) which will replace the current BCA carbon calculator. It is customised for local industry use and includes key features such as accounting for upfront carbon of materials used with adapted carbon emission factors to reflect the carbon footprint of projects within the local context. The implementation of the BECC would provide the industry with a unified tool to make informed decisions on material and product selections to reduce the carbon footprint of projects for use under the Sustainable Construction section of the Code for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings (Edition 4.0) and the Green Mark 2021 Whole Life Carbon badge.

The BECC is aligned with the SGBC’s growing emphasis on reducing and optimizing carbon emissions through upskilling of industry professionals’ carbon capabilities and developing an ecosystem to raise the adoption rate of environmental product declarations (EPD) to support the built environment’s transformation to one that is greener, healthier and low-carbon. Find out more about embodied carbon here: https://www.sgbc.sg/about-us/singapore-built-environment-embodied-carbon-pledge

Click here to download the Building Embodied Carbon Calculator.

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Terms of Use

The Embodied Carbon Calculator is developed by Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, as part of a study commissioned by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and in collaboration with Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) (“we”, “us” or “our”). By virtue of accessing and/or using the ECC, you are deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

  • These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time. All changes will be posted on this page, and your use of this Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all relevant changes.
  • Except as otherwise provided, the ECC shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior permission of SGBC. The user must seek permission in writing, stating the contents for use; intent of use; manner of use; time frame of use and identity of the user. SGBC reserves the right to refuse permission without declaring reason(s); and/or if information submitted by the user is deemed insufficient. The link to the SGBC website should always be provided, so that users may check for the most up to date version of the calculator: https://www.sgbc.sg/resources/eccalculator
  • Modification of any of the Contents or use of the Contents for any other purpose will be a violation of copyright and other intellectual property rights in the ECC held by NUS/ESI and JTC.
  • To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and non-infringement. The Embodied Carbon Calculator (“ECC”) is provided for use on an ‘as is’ basis and usage of the ECC will be at your sole risk. The ECC has been designed to be used to assess the embodied carbon impact under the Code for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings (Edition 4.0) and the Green Mark 2021 scheme. We make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to (a) the suitability of the ECC for any other purposes or under any other circumstances, (b) meeting your requirements or expectations, (c) the accuracy of the results arising from the use of the ECC, or (d) whether the ECC shall be free from errors which may be corrected. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we shall not be liable for any and all damages of any kind arising from the use of the ECC, including but not limited to, damages which are special, incidental, direct, indirect, consequential or punitive in nature, including lost profit, lost revenue or loss of data, whether foreseeable or otherwise, even if informed in advance of the possibility of such damages, and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

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Singapore has an ambition to reduce its carbon emissions and become net zero as soon as is viable. Making this happen will require lots of innovative technical approaches, but we can also make a massive change by getting people more involved in sustainability in buildings.

The Sustainability in Singapore (SiS) behaviour change programme seeks to impart skills to Green Ambassadors to bring about behavioural change in building users to act more sustainably. It is curated by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), together with Global Action Plan (GAP), an environmental behaviour change charity organisation.

The complimentary SiS programme is typically delivered by a group of 3 to 5 individuals from an organisation within the same premises to achieve sustainability outcomes such as energy savings and general well-being. Individuals do not need any prior technical knowledge as they would be given training via virtual workshops, livestream sessions and meetings. Upon the completion of their training, these Green Ambassadors would then be equipped with the skills and capabilities to design their own sustainability campaign and act as influencers to engage their fellow colleagues, peers and other building occupants to participate and drive behavioural change to achieve their sustainability goals. They will also be trained to measure and report the impact of their respective campaigns (such as in energy savings, improvement in behaviour or well-being) through automated templates on the SiS platform.

Find out more here: https://www.sustainabilityinsingapore.org/

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Green Means Go is a public education campaign intended to help homeowners and the wider public have a better understanding of green buildings and their benefits to human health and well-being, as well as to empower homeowners to make decisions to build green into their homes. 

Running from October 2021 to March 2022, the Green Means Go campaign will outline the role of green buildings in environmental sustainability, showcase the benefits to human health and wellbeing as well as empower homeowners to build green into their homes. The action-oriented thematic resonates well with key green building outcomes, which are captured as the campaign’s main pillars of Go Natural, Go Healthy, Go Smart. With the increasing emphasis on the effects of climate change, green buildings are in a prime position to not just accelerate decarbonisation efforts but also provide healthier, more equitable spaces for everyone, everywhere. 

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The campaign is driven by SGBC and supported by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as well as the Housing & Development Board (HDB), in line with the Singapore Green Building Masterplan and the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

Visit the campaign website at greenbuildings.sg or click the button below to find out why Green Means Go:

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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly employed to guide green plans and help organisations navigate the unprecedented onus on sustainability. With investors ramping up their emphasis on ESG factors, meaningfully and effectively harnessing these sustainable metrics will generate immense value for real estate players.


At the SGBC-REDAS Green Real Estate Trends Conference 2022, learn more about emerging global trends, developments as well as drivers and draw down actionable knowledge to transform your real estate development and management. Access the Conference on-demand here.

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Event Details

  • Date: 19 May 2022 (Thursday)
  • Time: 9.30AM to 5.00PM
  • Format: Virtual Conference

 Event Fees

  • SGBC/ REDAS Member: $80
  • SGBC-GMAP: $80
  • Non-member: $120

 

Continuing Professional Development

  • SGBC-GMAP CPD Points: 6
  • PEB-PDUs: 5
  • SCEM PDUs: 5
  • BOA-SIA CPD Points: 2