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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.

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The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award for outstanding green building projects that go beyond simply minimising their impact by considering factors that lead to positive outcomes for both the environment and for the people. Through this award, we hope to recognise pioneering green building projects that deliver a range of benefits through a holistic approach to sustainability.

There are three subcategories in this Award category:

  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Residential

The Winner of each Award subcategory will represent Singapore in the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Leadership Awards in Green Building.

Entry Criteria

Nominated building projects must be in operation for at least one year and must have a valid BCA Green Mark certification with at least a GoldPLUS or Platinum rating. The definitions of various typologies of buildings are as below:

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Click here to download the Nomination Form. All entries must reach the Secretariat by 28 April 2017.