Singapore: launching of new Green Mark schemes at IGBC 2012

New initiatives to engage the business community will be rolled out at the International Green Building Conference (IGBC 2012) to be held from Oct 10 to 12, 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands here.

These will include new Green Mark schemes for supermarkets, retail and data centres — all of which are major energy consumers — and a web-based carbon calculator that will help building professionals find out the carbon footprint of major construction materials and buildings.

These initiatives will be unveiled by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

Some 10,000 people are expected to attend IGBC 2012 and Bex Asia 2012, an annual regional building exposition focusing on eco-friendly products and solutions.

IGBC 2012 is organised by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC).

Real estate giants, major brands and household names which are early green building converts such as City Development, Lend Lease, United World College (UWC), and NTUC Fairprice, will be present.

In addition to local advocates, some of the best known global names in sustainable development will also speak at IGBC 2012.

They include Professor Jacqueline Cramer, Director of Utrecht Sustainability Institute and former Minister of Housing, Social Planning and the Environment of the Netherlands; Hilary Beber, Policy advisor of Green Buildings at the New York City Mayor Office; Yukio Nishida, Planner for Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government; and Jane Henley, CEO of the World Green Bullding Council (WGBC).

The Presidents of Green Building Councils from Malaysia and Hong Kong will also be speaking at the conference.


Source: Bernama

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