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The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), in collaboration with OCBC, presents the SGBC-OCBC Built Environment Decarbonisation Challenge to unearth solutions towards a low-carbon future.

The Challenge aims to identify and support innovative technology solutions to decarbonise the built environment, in line with Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

We call on our network of innovators and organisations to come forward with tenable building retrofit solutions, innovative approaches as well as advanced technology and materials to accelerate decarbonisation efforts, starting with OCBC’s commercial office buildings. From 6 December 2023 to 16 February 2024, companies are invited to submit proposals showcasing cutting-edge decarbonisation solutions. Proposed solutions should prioritise carbon abatement and energy efficiency while considering cost-effectiveness and practicality in terms of deployment and maintenance.

Shortlisted solutions will be piloted at OCBC's buildings, with the potential to scale up the solutions in all OCBC managed buildings or in other testbedding opportunities catalysed by SGBC.


The Challenge
Buildings are responsible for 20 percent of Singapore’s carbon emissions, and are a central focus of Singapore's Green Plan as they offer a significant opportunity to reduce carbon emissions, enhance resilience to climate change, optimise resource use, and improve the overall quality of life for residents.

What can we do to accelerate the decarbonisation of our buildings? This Challenge call will focus on uncovering solutions that can reduce operational carbon emissions in buildings in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Solutions should prioritise carbon abatement and energy efficiency as well as provide good value and practicality for deployment.

Who Can Participate?
The Challenge is open to startups and established companies passionate about built environment decarbonisation and sustainability.

By participating in the Challenge, get to:

  • Attest the decarbonisation potential, deployment readiness and commercial case of your solutions in a live environment.
  • Network with industry leaders, experts, and innovators in the fields of finance and sustainability.
  • Contribute to the global effort to combat climate change and create a sustainable future for generations to come.

Exemplary solutions will also get up to $80,000 in funding support to implement pilot projects in selected OCBC properties. Join the SGBC-OCBC Built Environment Decarbonisation Challenge and be part of the solution to reduce building carbon emissions for a more sustainable future.

The submission period for the Challenge has closed.

For more information on the Challenge, please contact SGBC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.