Resources

With our unique position within the building and construction industry, SGBC can provide relevant resources to help organisations and individuals to build green.
 

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Buildings account for over 20 percent of Singapore’s carbon emissions. As such, greening our buildings is a key strategy to achieving our Singapore Green Plan 2030 goals and fulfilling our international commitments toward mitigating climate change. Under the Singapore Green Building Masterplan, ambitious sustainability targets have been set for the next lap of our green buildings. The revised Green Mark scheme (GM: 2021) implemented on 1 November 2021, aims to mitigate the effects of climate change through driving energy efficiency and carbon reduction, as well as other measures that address key sustainability drivers.

In collaboration with BCA and SGBC, JTC has commissioned NUS-ESI to develop a unified Building Embodied Carbon Calculator (BECC) which will replace the current BCA carbon calculator. It is customised for local industry use and includes key features such as accounting for upfront carbon of materials used with adapted carbon emission factors to reflect the carbon footprint of projects within the local context. The implementation of the BECC would provide the industry with a unified tool to make informed decisions on material and product selections to reduce the carbon footprint of projects for use under the Sustainable Construction section of the Code for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings (Edition 4.0) and the Green Mark 2021 Whole Life Carbon badge.

The BECC is aligned with the SGBC’s growing emphasis on reducing and optimizing carbon emissions through upskilling of industry professionals’ carbon capabilities and developing an ecosystem to raise the adoption rate of environmental product declarations (EPD) to support the built environment’s transformation to one that is greener, healthier and low-carbon. Find out more about embodied carbon here: https://www.sgbc.sg/about-us/singapore-built-environment-embodied-carbon-pledge

Click here to download the Building Embodied Carbon Calculator.

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Terms of Use

The Embodied Carbon Calculator is developed by Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, as part of a study commissioned by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and in collaboration with Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) (“we”, “us” or “our”). By virtue of accessing and/or using the ECC, you are deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

  • These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time. All changes will be posted on this page, and your use of this Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all relevant changes.
  • Except as otherwise provided, the ECC shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior permission of SGBC. The user must seek permission in writing, stating the contents for use; intent of use; manner of use; time frame of use and identity of the user. SGBC reserves the right to refuse permission without declaring reason(s); and/or if information submitted by the user is deemed insufficient. The link to the SGBC website should always be provided, so that users may check for the most up to date version of the calculator: https://www.sgbc.sg/resources/eccalculator
  • Modification of any of the Contents or use of the Contents for any other purpose will be a violation of copyright and other intellectual property rights in the ECC held by NUS/ESI and JTC.
  • To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and non-infringement. The Embodied Carbon Calculator (“ECC”) is provided for use on an ‘as is’ basis and usage of the ECC will be at your sole risk. The ECC has been designed to be used to assess the embodied carbon impact under the Code for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings (Edition 4.0) and the Green Mark 2021 scheme. We make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to (a) the suitability of the ECC for any other purposes or under any other circumstances, (b) meeting your requirements or expectations, (c) the accuracy of the results arising from the use of the ECC, or (d) whether the ECC shall be free from errors which may be corrected. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we shall not be liable for any and all damages of any kind arising from the use of the ECC, including but not limited to, damages which are special, incidental, direct, indirect, consequential or punitive in nature, including lost profit, lost revenue or loss of data, whether foreseeable or otherwise, even if informed in advance of the possibility of such damages, and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.