Singapore Green Building Week is abuzz with activity

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Mr Teo Chee Hian today launched the inaugural International Green Building Conference (IGBC) alongside building exhibition BEX Asia 2009 as part of Singapore Green Building Week.

Organised by Building Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) and Reed Exhibitions, the theme for the 3-day event is “Build Green, The Future is Now”, and comes hot on the heels of BCA’s launch of the Zero-Energy Building (ZEB).

The event drew a crowd of almost 1000 delegates from 23 countries, and had among its list of speakers, key people from United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and Clinton Climate Initiative. Also paying a visit to Singapore is BCA’s International Panel of Experts (IPE), who is here to evaluate Singapore’s report card on its built environment.

Launched today as well was the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), an industry-led initiative that seeks to promote green building design, practices and technologies so as to drive environmental sustainability in the building and construction industry.

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