About Green Building

Find out what makes a green building green and how it factors into national and global climate aspirations.

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Did you know that buildings account for over 20% of emissions in Singapore?

Our buildings are an important part of Singapore’s climate change mitigation strategy and can directly contribute to more efficient energy use. This is why it is important for the built environment to be designed, constructed and operated as green and sustainably as possible.

On 31 March 2020, Singapore submitted our Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, building on existing aspirations to halve our emissions from its peak to 33MtCO2e by 2050, with a view to achieving net zero emissions as soon as viable in the second half of the century. Having greener, more efficient buildings will help Singapore achieve its climate ambitions. This also ties in with Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development’s (IMCSD) target of having at least 80% of the buildings’ gross floor area (GFA) in Singapore to be green by 2030. As of March 2020, Singapore has greened more than 40% (~12 million square metres) of the built environment.

Singapore Green Plan 2030

The Singapore Green Building Masterplan is part of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the national's collective effort to advance the agenda on sustainable development.

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Co-Creating with the Community

The Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP)* Public Engagement Report is here! Over the last year, we asked more than 5,000 people about their thoughts on green buildings.

Read the full report by clicking the image below:


We would like to thank everyone for their support and participation. Let’s continue to ‘Build Our Green Future Together’!

*SGBMP is part of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 which aims to strengthen our existing national sustainability efforts.

For more information on Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy and Green Buildings, please visit: