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Media Releases

Media releases and other official communications issued by SGBC are listed here. 

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  • 5 May 2019

    Asia’s first buses with green rooftops to start plying Singapore’s roads

    Singapore, 5 May 2019 – Asia’s first green-roofed bus initiative was launched today at the inaugural Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) Horticulture Show, held at the newly opened Lakeside Garden, as part of the Festival’s efforts to showcase horticulture excellence and innovation of the local landscape industry.

    The ‘Garden on the Move’ initiative will see 10 SBS Transit buses ply Singapore’s roads for at least three months. Outfitted with an innovative, locally developed and soil-less roof system, these ‘green roof’ public buses will be deployed on the roads to study possible energy and cost savings for bus operators.

    The full media release can be retrieved here:

  • 28 Mar 2019

    SGBC announces new President and Board

    Singapore, 28 March 2019 – Dr. Ho Nyok Yong, Immediate Past President of the Singapore Contractors Association Limited, will head the new Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) Board for the 2019/2021 term.

    Dr. Ho takes over from 5th SGBC President Mr. Tan Swee Yiow, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Keppel Land International Limited. The new SGBC Board Members were formally introduced at SGBC’s 10th Annual General Meeting held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, which was attended by more than 80 industry representatives from across the building and construction industry.

    The full media release can be retrieved here:

  • 8 Mar 2019

    Singaporean named as climate champion on International Women’s Day

    The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has named Er. Yvonne Soh, Executive Director of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), a climate champion for using her expertise and passion to build a better place for everyone.

    Ms. Cristina Gamboa, Chief Executive Officer, of WorldGBC said: “This year’s theme resonates on so many levels for women who are leading the drive towards sustainability. For us, better outcomes for women mean a better future for our planet. Balance for Better recognises that diversity and equality are inextricably linked to our mission to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere.”

    The full media release can be found here.