SGBC BLOG

Welcome to the SGBC Blog!

As part of our ongoing communication and engagement efforts with the wider green building community, this platform will help to better communicate green building and sustainability outcomes to stakeholders across the building and construction value chain and even beyond.

If you would like to contribute an article to the Blog, drop us a note at outreach@sgbc.sg

Welcome to the SGBC Blog!

 

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Standing Tall: How Green Buildings are Adapting to the Post-Covid Era

Green building technologies can help the built environment prepare for a future where pandemics are more common.

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This article was first published as part of a SGBC Feature Series on Eco-Business.

 
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How Construction can Emerge Stronger

Engineering, construction, and building materials have a vital role to play in a post-pandemic recovery of our communities and economies.

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This article was contributed by McKinsey & Company.

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Green Buildings Against COVID-19

Worldwide, building-based prevention and control measures have become one of the most important methods of fighting against the effects of the pandemic.

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This article was first published on the WorldGBC Blog.

STENG Blog

IoT for Fire & Emergency Preparedness

Maintainence of emergency lights can be a challenging task. Find out how you can improve the fire safety of your building with smart IoT technology. 

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This article was contributed by ST Engineering.

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Beating the Heat in Data Centres

Data Centres can be cooled in a sustainable, energy efficient manner than ensures maximum operational efficacy.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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The SGBC Office

The new SGBC Office is inspired by nature and powered by collaboration to create a green and healthy workplace.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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Breaking the Mould for Termite Control

Termites can wreak havoc on buildings and infrastructure but an eco-friendly solution can help to guard from these tiny terrors.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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Illuminating the Pulse of the Heartlands

A novel solution aims to shed some light on smart lighting that is able to bolster energy efficiency and cost savings.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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NUS SDE4

The NUS School of Design and Environment 4 is Singapore's first new-build, net-zero energy building.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

RPSBEL

Advancing Sustainability Research

RP is set to equip students with green building knowledge from within an innovative, sustainable facility.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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Shining a Light on Light Pollution

Singapore is one of the world's most light- polluted areas but good lighting practices are able to keep things sufficiently lit.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

 DGNB

Climate Positive: Now!

DGNB's brochure explains how we can put existing stock & newbuilds on a path to climate neutrality by 2050.

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This brochure is published by the German Sustainable Building Council.

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Sustainable Singapore Gallery

With different interest zones, SSG is the go-to learning hub for climate action and sustainability in Singapore.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 10.0 (Mar. 2020).

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GROW.

Find out how a new social enterprise will rejuvenate urban communities and sprout mult-generational relationships!

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This article is contributed by City Sprouts on 9 October 2019.

BECU Blog

Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

The built environment can help address the emergency of climate change through the reduction of embodied carbon emissions

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The report was first launched on 23 September 2019.

JLL Blog

The Future of Workplaces

There is increasing interest on how design and technology can help to foster innovation in the workplace.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

 Leica Blog

Building with Geospatial Technologies

Technology can help to change the way we design and construct green buildings, helping to shape a sustainable future.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

 Funan Blog

Funan: The Future of Retail

The new Funan represents the future of our buildings. Find out what makes Funan the benchmark for new retail malls.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

Validus Blog

The Future of Invoice Financing

SME cashflow can be instantly boosted through invoice financing, allowing funding of operational expenses, overheads and expansion.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

Siemens Blog

Blockchain and Energy Management

As one of the biggest economic innovations in recent history, blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the way we manage energy.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

SBTI Blog

Committing to Science-Based Targets

The industry must change the way it designs, builds and operates its buildings to address climate challenges.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

DLS Blog

Going Circular with Office Furniture

This case study illustrates how a partnership model to connect organisations with surplus resources to community groups.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 9.0 (Sept. 2019).

 ED85 Blog

The Colour of Productivity

The places and spaces we live in must be places and spaces we can live with as the indoor environment directly affects our productivity.

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This article was first published in Entrepreneurs'Digest Issue 85 (May/Jun 2019).

 Skool Blog

Unleashing Creativity

8 secondary schools presented their creative and innovative science centre designs to a thoroughly-impressed industry panel!

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This event was held on 6 September 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands.

 Greno2

A Step Towards Green Living

Our homes must be made green and healthy right from the get-go. Consider these 5 aspects when doing up your homes!

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

Breathe

Breathe Easy

The air we breathe in is of paramount importance to our health and wellbeing, especially in our abodes.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

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Living Off the (Power) Grid

As one of the pioneering carbon negative homes in Singapore, the B House is a powerhouse in every sense of the word.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

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Beautifully Crafted Comfort

Keeping cool, combining comfort and beauty, the ultimate solution in a well-designed and sustainable package.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

HBB

The Heartbeat of Bedok

As a purpose-built, mixed-use facilitiy designed with cohesion in mind, Heartbeat@Bedok serves as a green hub.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

GreenHome

Home Green Home

Creating a greener world starts at home and it does not have to cost the earth. Our homes have to be healthy and productive.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 8.0 (Mar. 2019).

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Designing the Classroom of the Future

This piece authored by Lutron Electronics Co. highlights what architects and designers need to know about smart classrooms.

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This article was first published in Architectural Lighting.

MEP

All About Prefabricated MEP

Find out how the adoption of this game-changing construction technology is gaining ground in Singapore!

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This article was first published in BuildSmart (Nov/Dec 2018).

MCC

The Multi Comfort Approach

Check out how a holistic approach to human comfort and wellbeing can help shape our buildings.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 7.0 (Sept. 2018).

IAQ

You Are What You Breathe

Good Indoor Air Quality is essential for a healthy, productive workplace. Read on for a list of what to look out for in your office.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 7.0 (Sept. 2018).

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Placemaking in Green Buildings

By connecting people to the places they occupy and use, they will be more inclined to care for these places. 

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 7.0 (Sept. 2018).

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Understanding Net Zero

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

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 6.0 (Mar. 2018).

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The "Sustainable" EPC

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) can help building owners affordably realise energy effciency goals.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 7.0 (Sept. 2018).

GUI

From the Ground Up

A sustainable and healthy HeartQuarters for an organisation rooted in cultivating sustainability and liveability.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 6.0 (Mar. 2018).

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Sustainability Practised

The JOULES Smart Centre @ BVSS is sound testament of what a concerted public-private partnership can achieve.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 6.0 (Mar. 2018).

 Kaer

Innovating Sustainability

If music, TV shows, accommodation and movies can be offered as a subscribed servuice, why can't sustainability?

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 5.0 (Sept. 2017).

JTC

Driving Sustainability

JTC constantly pushes sustainability boundaries to quickly respond to evolving industry needs and challenges.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 5.0 (Sept. 2017).

 Sol

Greening the Community

Sustainability requires both top-down and ground-up support from all stakeholders in order to blossom and flourish.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 5.0 (Sept. 2017).

 Paint

More than just Pretty Colours

Modern paints, along with beautifying a building, bring about many health benefits to the building and its occupants!

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 4.0 (Mar. 2017).

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Lighting for Wellness

As lighting transcends its traditional function, it is steadily becoming an interactive component of daily life.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 4.0 (Mar. 2017).

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Better Places for People

Pioneered by the WorldGBC, Better Places for People puts wellbeing at the heart of your building.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 4.0 (Mar. 2017).

 Plants

A Green Solution to Air Pollution

Indoor plants can be a natural and effective solution to curbing the effects of air pollution while beautifying interiors.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 4.0 (Mar. 2017).

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Designing for the Climate

Due consideration needs to be given when incorporating greenery to ensure that it brings about maximum efficiency.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 3.0 (Sept. 2016).

 Fu

Singapore's Green Future

Singapore's building and construction industry has monumentally evolved within the past decade, but what does the future hold?

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 3.0 (Sept. 2016).

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Smart Spaces: IoT & Real Estate

By tapping into the power of the Internet Of Things, the power of building interconnectivity can be unleashed.

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This article was first published in SG Green Issue 2.0 (Mar. 2016).