Singaporean leadership in green building recognised
13 Sep 2012

Members of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) have been named as Finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

“It is heartening to see SGBC members making such stellar inroads regionally, an affirmation of the enduring emphasis on quality and reliability that Singaporean companies have come to be associated with,” says Er Ng Eng Kiong, President, SGBC.

“As the global community becomes more cognizant of the benefits green building can bring, I am glad that the efforts undertaken by our member companies have paid off handsomely and once again put Singapore on the world map.”

Producing the most number of Finalists from a single country, Singapore counts City Developments Limited (CDL), Keppel Land International Limited and Lend Lease Asia (Singapore) among the seven Finalists selected from a field of 65 companies in the Asia Pacific region for the Business Leadership in Sustainability Category.

“These three companies have been at the forefront of the green building movement in the Asia Pacific, and we applaud the people in each of these organisations for their leadership and contribution to a sustainable built environment,” says WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Jane Henley.

Local green buildings Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ocean Financial Centre also rank amongst the eight regional projects recognised for Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance.

“Singapore can be proud that two iconic developments - the Ocean Financial Centre and the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital – are recognised for demonstrating innovation in green building. These developments were chosen from a field of 57 green building projects from around the Asia Pacific region,” says the WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Jane Henley.

Organised by the World Green Building Council, the biennial Awards honour outstanding organisations for their commitment to sustainability, and celebrate innovative green building projects. The Awards are sponsored by Shaw Contract Group and is organised in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Singapore and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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