Singapore Sustainable Architecture and Tropical Design Workshop (5th- 9th September 2016)

Singapore Sustainable Architecture and Tropical Design Workshop (5th- 9th September 2016)

September just got better! Here’s your chance to be part of a sustainability week organized by GreenA Consultants. Held from the 5th- 9th September 2016, we’ve planned out a full week packed with site visits, exhibitions and a half day technical workshop. This event is a co-located with the Singapore Green Building Week, organized by the Building and Construction Authority. Visit for a full list of SGBW events. 

This event will be conducted in English, Spanish and French. A translator for the Burmese Language will also be made available. 

Here’s the line-up of activities planned: 


Monday, 5th September

Marina Barrage 

marina barrage 

Built across the mouth of Marina Channel, Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment.The Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG) is an information and sensory exhibition showcasing Singapore’s efforts towards environmental sustainability.  


Gardens by The Bay


Gardens by the Bay captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City. Underlying the concept of Gardens by the Bay are the principles of environmental sustainability.

Eleven of the Super trees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy for lighting up the Super trees., while others are integrated with the Conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles. 


 Cloud Forest @ Gardens by The Bay

Take in breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. And learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment. A statement in sustainable engineering, the domes apply a suite of cutting-edge technologies for energy-efficient solutions in cooling. This suite of technologies can help to achieve at least 30% savings in energy consumption, compared to conventional cooling technologies. 


NEWater Visitor Centre 

The concept of Singapore’s NEWater is simple, yet revolutionary: recycled water. NEWater is treated used water which has been collected and purified through state-of-the-art membrane technologies. The NEWater Visitor Centre marries advanced technology with a carefully crafted public education strategy to build awareness of the rapidly emerging need to manage our water resources in a more sustainable manner. 


 Tuesday, 6th September 2016 

Zero Energy Building


The first Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in South-east Asia retrofitted from an existing building. Converted from a three-storey former workshop, ZEB houses offices, classrooms and a resource centre.

As a critical test-bedding facility, the 4,500 m2 building produces enough energy to power the building.


Rotatable Laboratory for the Tropics

BCA skylab


 Visit to the world’s first high-rise rotatable laboratory for the tropics, developed in collaboration with California’s Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory. Built on the rooftop of a six-storey building at the BCA Academy, the BCA Skylab is constructed on a rotatable platform to enable tests to be carried out at any orientation to the sun and wind. 


URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) City Gallery

 URA city gallery

First opened in 1999, the Singapore City Gallery tells the story of Singapore’s physical and sustainable  transformation over the past 50 years. Interactive and experiential exhibition of Singapore Sustainable master plan. 


The Pinnacles @ Duxton 

The Pinnacle @ Duxton was recognized as the Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Winner in the 2010 CTBUH Awards.

Enlivening spaces creates a quality experience for the users. This building, as it curves across its site, takes the concept of “streets in the sky” to a new level, providing integrated public outdoor green spaces with its two linear sky parks. This provides a fascinating experiment in high density living and how we can make best use of that most precious of resources—land. 


 Wednesday, 7th September 2016 


IGBC 2016 | International Green Building Conference 2016, Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall 


The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2016 to be held in Marina Bay Sands, will be the anchor event of SGBW. As the premier green building event in Asia, IGBC 2016 expects to attract more than 1,000 participants from over 30 countries – from thought leaders, real estate developers to urban planners, architects, engineers, builders and other industry professionals – committed to understanding and putting into action real-world, tangible and leading green building solutions.

Also present at the conference will be policy-makers and key government officials from several growth markets, who will give their unique public sector perspectives on green building solutions, policies and plans. Academics will also share their latest research findings in green building development.

Participants will be attend the first day of IGBC 2016. 


Thursday, 8th September 2016 

NTU Learning Hub South- The Hive

ntu the hive

In accordance with one of its visions to become the greenest campus in the world, the National Technological University has put in significant effort towards sustainability. This is highly reflected on its recent infrastructural development, for instance, the new innovative Learning Hub South – The Hive.


NTU School of Art, Design and Media

ntu green roof

This five-storey National Technological University facility sweeps a wooded corner of the campus with an organic, vegetated form that blends landscape and structure, nature and high-tech and symbolizes the creativity it houses.


SAMWOH Group; Recycled Concrete

The Group has two integrated construction wastes recovery facilities in Sarimbun Recycling Park. The principal function of these facilities is to recycle demolished concretes and other wastes from the construction industry. The recycled aggregates are used in road construction, as well as to replace natural aggregates in concrete.


Friday, 9th September 2016 

Special Half Day Technical Workshop 

 An inside look at the  local initiatives to drive Singapore’s construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings. How Singapore is promoting sustainability in the built environment and raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders when they start project conceptualisation and design, as well as during construction. 


The HDB Greenprint in Yuhua 

Experience the initiative under HDB Greenprint at Yuhua, which aims to bring green and sustainable living directly into the lives of Singaporeans living in housing estates.

 Launched in 2012, the initiative transformed 38 HDB apartment blocks with a slew of green features ranging from solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems that promote energy and water conservation to green roofs.

The HDB Greenprint at Yuhua initiative involves the residents and put them in immersive roles for shared ownership of the green initiatives. Going forward, HDB Greenprint at Yuhua will be involved in test-bedding smart technologies to further improve its residents’ well-being.



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