SGBC Green Certification
Building owners and users are becoming increasingly more eco-savvy as they see the value in pursuing a green mindset and lifestyle. Green buildings reap tangible benefits: by saving building owners money through lower energy costs and by achieving an improved quality of life for building users through higher environmental standards. This has prompted a significant increase in the demand for green products and services. Businesses need to respond to this change in consumer demand by placing greater emphasis on the environmental impact of their operations and product performance.
Championing sustainability in the built environment, SGBC has developed certification schemes to raise the environmental standards of building products and services, and to provide benchmarks on environmental performance of products and services. SGBC launched the Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) certification scheme in 2010 and following its success, went on to launch the services certification scheme- the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) certification in 2012.
With these certification schemes, SGBC aims to guide product development in the building industry, make green building products and services more readily available, and create an impact to the buildings that shape our living environment.
Benefits of SGBC's Certifications
Businesses with SGBC certified products and services can enjoy many advantages:
- Greater Awareness of Your Green Business Products and Services
SGBC certification helps to raise awareness of your green products and services. Certified products and services will be listed on SGBC's online certified products and services directory. This will enable those who are seeking green-differentiated products and services to access relevant information readily. Your products and services will reach your targeted audience and markets more strategically.
- SGBC Export Grouping
SGBC certified products and services are entitled entry to an exclusive SGBC Export Grouping, allowing you to establish valuable networks and participate in reputable local and overseas tradeshows.
SGBC certification is developed by a broad group of industry experts and is widely recognised for its comprehensive coverage of sustainability criteria that has been developed by the building industry, for the building industry. SGBC certification is also well-recognized by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Housing and Development Board (HDB) and other Agencies, and can be accorded additional scores under BCA's Green Mark scheme.
- Enhanced Access to Global Markets
With SGBC certification, businesses can gain wider access to global markets where environmental standards are becoming more stringent. Businesses can also tap on SGBC's regional and international network to take their products and services beyond Singapore.
Click here to find out more about the Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) labelling scheme.
Click here to access the Directory of Certified Products.
Click here to learn more about the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) labelling scheme.
Click here to access the Directory of Certified Services.