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International Green Building Conference 2017 (IGBC 2017)

12 September 2017 | 14 September 2017

Cagtegory/Theme: Other Buildings & Construction - Related Events

Organizer: Building and Construction Authority of Singapore; the Singapore Green Building Council; Reed Exhibitions

Location: Singapore

www.bca.gov.sg/events/sgbw/en.html

Summary

Summary: Themed “Build Green. Be The Change”, IGBC 2017 seeks to catalyse behavioural change at the individual interpersonal and community levels. IGBC 2017 will continue to provide a platform for the collaborative sharing of ideas among all stakeholders, widen the possibilities and broaden our imagination of having green buildings as a part of the built environment to co-existence with the natural environment. The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA), co-hosts the Plenary Discussion on “Opportunities of Green Housing” with UN Environment (UNE) on Wednesday 13 September 2017, in conjunction with the International Green Building Conference (IGBC). Registration under: https://www.bca.gov.sg/events/sgbw/registration.html

Themed “Build Green. Be The Change”, IGBC 2017 seeks to catalyse behavioural change at the individual interpersonal and community levels. IGBC 2017 will continue to provide a platform for the collaborative sharing of ideas among all stakeholders, widen the possibilities and broaden our imagination of having green buildings as a part of the built environment to co-existence with the natural environment.

The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA), co-hosts the Plenary Discussion on “Opportunities of Green Housing” with UN Environment (UNE) on Wednesday 13 September 2017, 0830 hrs -1030 hrs, in conjunction with the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) at the Marina Bay Sand Convention Centre at L3, Begonia 3211 & 3212. Registration details: Giselle_Seow@bca.gov.sg or +65 6804 4674; [Free Admission – Limited seats available on first-come, first-served basis.] Countries in Southeast Asia are facing issues with rising population and, as a result, urban sprawl. As cities physically expand, the building industry, architects, engineers, contractors and also communities must work together to develop city infrastructure that are sustainable and, at the same time, provide good quality of life for city dwellers. The building industry is the leading contributor to the world’s GHG emissions and the construction process produces high pollution emissions and waste hazards. Moreover, toxic substances in building components can cause long-term harmful health issues, such as plastic by-products and asbestos from conventional insulation systems. Through proper choice of materials, design and innovative technology, sustainable building options have slowly gained awareness and accessibility to consumers. By having good indoor environment quality and sufficient green space, green buildings can provide thermal comfort, protect the health of building residents from external elements, reduce stress and improve their quality of lives. Respective concerns have created progressive changes from conventional housing to green housing. This creates a lot of opportunities; lower operation and maintenance costs in the longer term, innovation in building industries, new job creation, and better environment. The regional shift towards green buildings will help incorporate structural features that will allow more efficient use of water, electricity, solar, wind, and other energy sources that can contribute to lower GHG emissions.

For more information, you may contact: Ms Phang Mei Ting at Tel: +65 6804 4728 or Email: phang_mei_ting@bca.gov.sg .

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