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Media Releases

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

If you have any media queries, please contact James Tan (DID: 6732-5518, email: james_tan@sgbc.sg).


  • 23 Sep 2019

    Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

    Singapore, 23 September 2019 – The built environment is in a prime position to address the emergency of climate change through the reduction of embodied carbon emissions from our buildings and infrastructure assets, according to a new report published by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

    Released in conjunction with the 10th World Green Building Week, Climate Week NYC, and the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, the comprehensive “Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront” report highlights decarbonisation of the built environment as one of the most cost-effective ways to mitigate climate change.

    Click here to view the full media release.

    Click here to read the full Report.

  • 5 Sep 2019

    SGBC Leads the Way in Greening the Built Environment

    Singapore, 5 September 2019 - The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) cemented its role as an integral enabler of a greener built environment tonight, demonstrating its impact through the Winners of the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2019.

    Established in 2009 with the mandate to certify green building products and materials for Singapore’s growing green building and infrastructure portfolio, SGBC has grown into a national enabler of sustainability for the entire built environment over the past decade. This is exemplified by the Winners of the biennial SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2019, who were honoured during the SGBC Gala Dinner 2019 graced by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources & Health at the Orchard Hotel Singapore.

    The full media release can be retrieved here.

  • 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: https://www.sgbc.sg/images/SGBCGRB2019.pdf

  • 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: https://www.sgbc.sg/images/SGBCAGM2019.pdf

  • 8 Mar 2019

    Singaporean named as climate champion on International Women’s Day

    Singapore, 8 March 2019 - 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.