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Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) Programme

Set up in 2014, the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) is an integrated research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme that aims to accelerate the development and deployment of promising building energy efficient technologies.

GBIC’s key objectives include:

  • Streamlining, coordinating and disseminating building energy efficiency related activities
  • Serving as a one-stop integrated RD&D hub to experiment, exhibit and exchange knowledge of promising building energy efficient solutions with industry stakeholders

In consultation with stakeholders, a Super Low Energy Building Technology Roadmap has been developed to identify key technologies and provide strategic planning for the GBIC programme.  

Enhanced GBIC 2.0 Programme

To further push the boundaries of energy efficiency to support Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP), an enhanced Green Buildings Innovation Cluster programme, named GBIC 2.0, was launched in Mar 2022 and available for applications in Apr 2022.  This programme will build on the success of the current GBIC, intensifying the support for needle-moving technologies with deep energy efficiency.   

GBIC 2.0 Initiatives

GBIC 2.0 has four key initiatives that focus on green building RD&D with translation:

1. GBIC Research & Development (GBIC-R&D)

GBIC-R&D aims to collaborate with the local and international R&D community, and industry stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to improve building energy efficiency.    

Find out more about the funded projects and the past and open calls under GBIC-R&D.

2. GBIC Prototyping
This provides a platform for 'out-of-lab' research outcomes to be refined and customised for actual building application and to support promising solutions from local/overseas companies for further development and adoption in our local environment. In addition, it aims to encourage building owners, consultants and the stakeholders to adopt a more holistic approach to strive for greater energy efficiency at an early design stage of the building project.

 3. GBIC Demonstration (GBIC-Demo)

The GBIC-Demo provides building owners and developers the opportunity to strive for greater energy savings by demonstrating innovative energy efficient technologies that have not been widely implemented locally in upcoming projects or existing buildings.  The programme brings together developers and building owners with research performers, technology providers and system integrators to establish platforms where industry can test and showcase these technologies to generate local performance data for verification by a 3rd party. 

4. Super Low Energy Building (SLEB) Smart Hub

The SLEB Smart Hub is a central resource centre that collects essential information from GBIC-Demo projects, existing buildings and completed R&D projects as well as data of past Green Mark projects and Building Energy Submission System (BESS). It provides one-stop knowledge services to make it easy to implement SLE buildings.

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