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SGBC was officially launched on 28 October 2009 as the only non-profit organisation with a concerted private-public sector partnership to achieve a world-class and sustainable built-environment in Singapore.

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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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Test your knowledge of green building with our simple quiz at www.greenbuildings.sg and stand to win attractive prizes, including a pair of tickets on Singapore Airlines to Melbourne, Australia, one of the most livable cities in the world! 

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Look out for our Campaign Buses on the streets as we quite literally drive awareness of green buildings throughout Singapore. Some of the buses also contain hints to the quiz questions!

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Like SGBC's Facebook page to stay updated with the latest info on the Campaign, we will be giving away attractive gifts such as CapitaVouchers and a Dyson air-purifying fan during the campaign period!

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It's time to Live. Work. Play. Green!

 

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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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Do you know the differences between a net zero energy building and a net zero carbon building?

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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.

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It is one thing to construct a green building, but is a whole other ball game altogether when it comes to maintaining one. In fact, the management of green buildings can potentially be more important than its construction, considering that a building will operate for a far longer time than the combined duration of its construction. Furthermore, as the number of green buildings continue to climb, more "green" facility management firms are needed to care for this growing pool of high performance buildings.

To enable facility management firms to better care for an increasing number of green buildings, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) along with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will administer the SGBC-BCA Green Facilities Management Firm Accreditation under the Singapore Green Building Services (SGBS) certification scheme.

SGBC-BCA Green Facilities Management Firm Accreditation

Designed to recognise facilities management organisations with sound credentials in operating and sustaining high environmental performance of green buildings during the operational phase, this accreditation aims to highlight the significance of facility management teams in green building operations, and will count towards a green building’s environmental performance exemplified by the accrual of bonus points under the Green Mark Scheme.

The Green Facilities Management Accreditation Scheme is aimed at building capability and expertise in maintaining Green Mark Certified buildings.

As Green Facilities Management firms constitute a key element of the building and construction industry’s ecosystem, this Scheme will ensure that credible, accredited companies will professionally maintain certified green buildings so that they can continue to perform at their intended Green Mark performance levels.

Broadly, Green FM Accreditation consists of the following criteria:

Financial Standing

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

Sustainable Operational Capabilities

  • This basically looks at the organisation’s established track record in managing Green Mark buildings.
  • The gross floor area of all green buildings managed.
  • The Operational issues such as the environmental credentials of staff, green-related activities organised with building owners and operating procedures for green practices in the building. 

Sustainable Policies

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

By placing more emphasis on the operational phase of green buildings, knowledge, expertise and best practices in managing green buildings can be promulgated and eventually elevate the standards of green facility management in the building and construction industry.

For accreditation enquiries, please contact the SGBC Certification Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 6732-5518.

Accredited Green Facility Management Firms

The full list can be found here: https://sgbc.online/certification-directory/services/7/ 

 

 

The Green Facilities Management Accreditation Scheme is aimed at building capability and expertise in maintaining Green Mark Certified buildings.

 

As Green Facilities Management firms constitute a key element of the building and construction industry’s ecosystem, this Scheme will ensure that credible, accredited companies will professionally maintain certified green buildings so that they can continue to perform at their intended Green Mark performance levels.