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  • Hyundai Steel Company Singapore Branch
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  • KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
  • LTS Enterprise Pte Ltd
  • Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd
  • Mlion Corporation Pte. Ltd
  • Otis Elevator Company (S) Pte Ltd
  • Rittal Pte Ltd
  • Sekisui Singapore Pte Ltd
  • SembWaste Pte. Ltd.
  • Silverspace Pte Ltd
  • SL Electric Pte Ltd
  • Sustainable Office Solutions

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AfA 2023

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Ms Grace Fu officially launched the “Industry Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality” at a visit to C&W Services, the facilities and engineering arm of global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield today. The industry guidelines are part of efforts by the Alliance for Action (AfA) on Sustainable Spaces to raise public awareness on the importance of good indoor air quality.

 

Developed in consultation with industry stakeholders, the guidelines focus on five priority areas that companies should consider:

  1. Adopt emission limits for products and furnishing indoors
  2. Adopt Singapore standards for good indoor air quality
  3. Acquire certification as an endorsement of their efforts to maintaining good indoor air quality
  4. Implement workplace safety and health guidelines
  5. Monitor Indoor Air Quality and implement mitigating measures.

The recommendations are aligned to three guiding principles - to regulate, incentivise and to foster collaboration within the industry-public sector. 

The AfA on Sustainable Spaces was jointly formed by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) in November 2021, to bring together stakeholders across different sectors to create and enhance sustainable spaces. Supported by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), the AfA also aims to help solution providers and adopters seize opportunities in the green economy and support the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

During the visit to C&W Services, Minister Grace Fu also engaged more than 40 AfA members and industry stakeholders in a fireside chat on advancing the sustainability agenda, moderated by SBF Council Member Mr Ernie Koh.

Mr Ernie Koh, Council Member, SBF, said, "Good indoor air quality is critical to our health and well-being, given that we spend more than 90% of our time indoors. The industry guidelines are an industry-initiated effort by the industry, for the industry. Through the development of these guidelines, the AfA hopes to showcase the best practices for good indoor air quality, and at the same time, bring greater attention to the many sustainable products and offerings by local companies."

Ms Natalie Craig, Managing Director, C&W Services Singapore said, "Good indoor quality is essential to enhancing productivity and promoting a healthy work environment. Industry guidelines are a meaningful step towards addressing indoor air quality. At C&W Services, we leverage cutting-edge technologies and combine them with the best detection and analytics tools. This means that we can use innovations such as air quality monitors to deliver excellent indoor air quality and our analytics platform to provide actionable insights for stakeholders to make accurate ventilation decisions."

Mr Phua Boon Huat, President, SFIC, said, "The timely introduction of the Industry Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality under the AfA is the latest strategy that is in line with the furniture industry’s own Sustainability Blueprint and 2025 Furniture Industry Roadmap. SFIC has committed to the AfA’s Low Formaldehyde Commitment Pledge in April 2022 to supply or adopt low or no formaldehyde products and solutions. These new industry guidelines would mean the public and consumers will be able to enjoy cleaner and greener urban indoor spaces in future. Moving forward, we would like to advocate for industry players to opt for cleaner, safer materials in their offerings and designs. As for the consumers, we hope that these guidelines will encourage and educate them to be able to discern what’s best for their family and the environment."

Mr Tang Kok Thye, President, SGBC, said, "Green buildings are good for the environment but even better for people with their emphasis on human health and well-being. With growing consumer attention on the impact of air quality on health, these guidelines will help to spur concrete action by companies to monitor, track and optimise the health and well-being of our places and spaces for occupants."

Download the Guidelines here: https://www.sgbc.sg/images/AFA_IAQ_2023.pdf

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The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), together with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), led a delegation of nearly 30 Singapore built environment representatives on an insightful business mission to Sydney, Australia from 16-19 October 2023.

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The President’s Award for the Environment (PAE) 2023 was presented by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam to Er. Lee Chuan Seng, Mr Tan Guan Rui Jacob, National University of Singapore and Keppel Corporation at the Istana on 10 October 2023.

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The built environment sector can now utilise a free resource to begin calculating the embodied carbon emissions of building projects.


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The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), in partnership with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), officially unveiled on 6 June 2024 the 24 distinguished winners of the SGBC-BCA Leadership in Sustainability Awards 2024. This year's edition witnessed a surge of high-quality submissions, highlighting the industry's heightened commitment to sustainability.


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