BuildSG is a national movement that encapsulates the spirit of collaboration in the transformation of the built environment sector. It underscores the collaboration among the government, unions, trade associations and chambers, industry and institutes of higher learning, all working collectively to realise an advanced and integrated built environment sector with progressive and collaborative firms well-poised for both local and global business opportunities, and providing good jobs for Singaporeans.
Find out more about the regulations pertaining to Singapore’s built environment.
Find out more about the procurement frameworks and conditions of contract for public sector construction-related works.
Find out more about the different aspects of the built environment and how you can play a part in our mission to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment for everyone.
Enhance your living and working environments with these eco-friendly tips.
The bulk of your monthly electrical consumption comes from air-conditioner use. Turn it off, especially in the day.
Increase natural ventilation
Increase airflow and reduce humidity by:
Buy energy efficient appliances
Home appliances with energy labels consume less electricity and lower your utility bills. Thousands of dollars could be saved over the lifetime of these products.
Choose efficient lighting
Use energy efficient lighting such as:
Check your power sockets
Leaving your appliances on standby mode can amount up to 10% of total energy use at home. Switch your appliances and sockets off when not in use.
Choose energy efficient office equipment
Look for computers, monitors and other devices with the Energy Star label.
Use energy efficient lighting
Reduce paper waste
Convert the photocopying area into a green spot by:
Improve environmental quality
Use low-VOC paints and furniture to minimise formaldehyde levels in the office.
Reduce energy consumption in the server room
The server room is a major source of office energy consumption. Equip this room with energy metering for tracking purposes.
Install refrigerator doors
Fit refrigerated showcases with doors to significantly reduce heat gain, reduce power use and maintain the temperature of products.
Use energy efficient refrigeration systems
Choose a centrally controlled energy efficient refrigeration system with:
Reduce food waste
Say no to plastic bags
Implement energy efficient lighting strategies
Choose green fit-outs
Promote green sales
Market environmentally friendly products, such as items sewn from organic fabrics or products containing recycled content, in a sales line-up.
Reduce paper and plastic waste from discarded packaging by:
Use energy efficient kitchen equipment
Energy Star rated deep fryers, grills, ovens and freezers can greatly reduce a commercial kitchen’s energy use.
Use water efficient kitchen equipment
Using a water efficient dishwasher can save water from cleaning.
Have a sustainable procurement policy
Opt for sustainable or recycled sources for items such as menus, napkins, serviettes and takeaway boxes.
Hundreds of millions of kilograms of food is discarded annually in Singapore. To reduce this amount:
Choose sustainable food sources
Protect the environment by choosing food and ingredients from ethical sources.
Boost the eco-system
Plant more trees and plants than those removed during the construction stage to support a greater diversity of wildlife, including threatened species.
Develop conservation strategies
Detailed strategies can help conserve plant and animal species during the construction and operation of the park.
Ideas to reduce waste include:
Be water efficient
Use pond water instead of potable water for irrigation.
Educate the public
Conduct green talks and tours for students and the public so that everyone can learn to be responsible park users.
To achieve better air flow:
Install solar panels
Solar panels generate renewable energy for your school’s energy use.
Vegetation provides layers of shade while evapo-transpiration of plants reduces ambient temperatures.
Choose the right surfaces
Permeable paving or cool paints can lower ground temperatures and radiated heat, reducing the Urban Heat Island effect.
Naturally boost day lighting
Make the most of natural daylight with:
Use energy efficient air-conditioners
Set your efficient air-conditioning systems above 24° C. Ceiling fans are a comfortable alternative.
The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.
OTMS allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and to check your registration status online.
Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Specialist Professional Engineers (SPEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapore’s living environment. BCA oversees areas such as safety, quality, inclusiveness, sustainability and productivity, all of which, together with our stakeholders and partners, help to achieve our mission to transform the Built Environment sector and shape a liveable and smart built environment for Singapore.