The Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP)* Public Engagement Report is here! Over the last year, we asked more than 5,000 people about their thoughts on green buildings. The report attached below summarises their responses.
Singapore Green Building Masterplan Public Engagement Report
We would like to thank everyone for their support and participation. Let’s continue to ‘Build Our Green Future Together’!
*SGBMP is part of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 which aims to strengthen our existing national sustainability efforts
About the Green Building Masterplan
The launch of the BCA Green Mark scheme in 2005 formed the backbone of Singapore’s first Green Building Masterplan, which encouraged, enabled and engaged industry stakeholders in adopting new green buildings. The Green Building Masterplan, which was first rolled out in 2006, has also been continually updated since its inception. The first edition targeted new buildings, to encourage developers to embed sustainability as part of a building’s life cycle from the onset. As the Built Environment sector began to embrace the idea of sustainable buildings, BCA expanded its reach to target the greening of the larger stock of existing buildings and engage building occupants to change their energy consumption behaviour. The target is to have “at least 80% of buildings (by floor area) in Singapore to be green by 2030”.
BCA also launched the Super Low Energy (SLE) Building programme in 2018 to encourage firms to go beyond the existing Green Mark Platinum standards and push the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore.
Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP)
BCA and the Singapore Green Building Council* have worked together to develop the next edition of the SGBMP together with industry stakeholders and the community. The SGBMP captures our collective commitment to pursue more ambitious sustainability standards in our Built Environment.
* The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) enables sustainability across the building and construction value chain, championing capability development and innovative solutions that support industry transformation through their members, certification and outreach programmes. The repository of proven green building solutions helps to enable green procurement in the industry, profiling leading and innovative solutions that go towards building a greener, healthier built environment. Together with a growing pool of members across the built-environment value chain and industry-recognised Green Mark Accredited Professionals, SGBC addresses every touchpoint of the green building ecosystem.
The SGBMP aims to deliver three key targets of “80-80-80 in 2030”.
1) Stepping up the pace to green 80% of our buildings by 2030
- The earlier editions of the Green Building Masterplan had set a target of greening 80% of Singapore’s buildings (by GFA) by 2030. To step up the greening of buildings, BCA will publish the energy performance data of all buildings, starting with commercial buildings in the second half of 2021. Owners of existing buildings will be able to benchmark their buildings’ energy performance against similar building types and take the necessary steps to improve energy performance. More information can be found here.
- In order to future-proof our building stock, BCA will also raise the minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings and existing buildings that undergo major retrofit, to be 50% and 40% more energy efficient compared to 2005 levels respectively. This is comparable to the current Green Mark Platinum standards.
2) 80% of new developments by GFA to be Super Low Energy (SLE) buildings from 2030
- To push the boundary of energy performance, BCA aims to develop an eco-system and mainstream SLE buildings. Under the GreenGov.SG initiative, the Government will continue to take the lead in bringing Super Low Energy buildings to the mainstream. BCA will also be exploring further measures to drive adoption of Super Low Energy buildings in the private sector.
3) Achieving 80% improvement in energy efficiency for best-in-class green buildings by 2030
- BCA will ramp up research and innovation efforts to push the boundaries of energy efficiency, and accelerate deployment of cost-effective green technologies through the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) programme. GBIC supports the development and deployment of green building solutions with high potential to be widely adopted. GBIC has supported more than 60 innovative technologies to date, and BCA is looking into enhancing funding support for the programme.
These initiatives will help us transit to a more sustainable, low-carbon Built Environment.