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Singapore Green Building Council - Building and Construction Authority (SGBC-BCA) Sustainability Leadership Awards

Introduction

To recognise outstanding industry practitioners and professionals for their consistent contribution and significant achievements in the development of a green and sustainable built environment, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) launched a joint SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards (SLA). The Sustainability Leadership Awards are awarded in three main categories:

  1. The Green Building Individual Award
  2. The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award; and
  3. The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award.

The winners for Business Leadership in Sustainability Award and Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award for projects under various typologies will go on to represent Singapore in the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Leadership Awards in Green Building.


Green Building Individual Awards Category

The Green Building Individual Awards accord recognition to like-minded individuals, from across the building and construction value chain, for their consistent contribution and outstanding achievements in this challenging yet fulfilling journey towards greater environmental sustainability in the built environment.  This initiative will go a long way in raising the profile and ensuring the retention of capable professionals and practitioners in the industry.

Through this award, we hope to motivate our green workforce to constantly challenge their limits in developing innovative solutions for the green building sector. By recognising our talents and raising the profile of built environment careers, this will help the industry attract more locals to join the green collar workforce and steer the industry towards greater heights.

Starting 2015, the Awards will be held on a biennial basis and presented at the Singapore Green Building Week in September.


Award Categories

The Green Building Individual Awards Category recognises individuals across the whole value chain in the building and construction sector.

It comprises five main professional/practitioner categories:

i Green Advocate Recognises the industry's individuals who exude passion, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities in the championing of our green building movement.
ii Green Architect Recognises the architect's achievements towards a greener and more sustainable built environment
iii Green Engineer Recognises the accomplishments of (Civil and Structural, and Mechanical and Electrical), engineers in the green and sustainability front.
iv Green Facilities Manager Recognises the Facilities Manager's role and achievements towards greening and optimising the operation of existing buildings in the built environment.
v Green Innovator Recognises researchers for their breakthrough achievements in innovative green building products and technology.
Young Green Building Individual Award This is an additional award category, which young professionals/ practitioners who are below age 40 in the year of 2017 are also eligible when they apply for the above-mentioned five main categories.

Recognises young professionals/ practitioners from the above five categories for their job area achievements and personal contribution in the green building and development front.


Entry Criteria

The awards competition is open to all professionals/practitioners who have contributed immensely to Singapore's green building movement and/or Green Mark projects overseas:

Nominee eligibility criteria:
i. Green Advocate
  1. Nominee must show strong involvement and track record in green developments in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas, at least over the past 3 years.
ii. Green Architect
  1. Nominee must show strong involvement and track record in green developments in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas, at least over the past 3 years; and
  2. Nominee must be a Singapore Registered Architect.
iii. Green Engineer (Civil & Structural or Mechanical & Electrical)
  1. Nominee must show strong involvement and track record in green developments in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas, at least over the past 3 years; and
  2. Nominee must be a a Singapore Registered Professional Engineer.
iv. Green Facilities Manager
  1. Nominee must show strong involvement and track record in green developments in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas, at least over the past 3 years.
v. Green Innovator
  1. Nominee must show strong involvement and track record in green building R&D or innovation, that are applied in Singapore and/or Green Mark projects overseas, at least over the past 3.years; and/or
  2. Nominee must be undertaking research in a local Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) or affiliated research institutes locally or internationally.
vi. Young Green Building Individual
  1. Eligible applicants for the above-mentioned respective five main categories, who are below age 40 in the year of 2017 will be eligible.
  2. The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in the Award category that the applicant apply to.

Applications and Assessment Process

Nomination is now closed.


Thank you for your nominations and submissions, the winners will be announced during the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW). Nomination guides below are for reference and it is subjected to change.


Nomination Guide and Submission Materials for Download

For detailed information on the nomination for all categories of Award, please refer to Nomination Guide.

Entry Form
(Expression of Interest)
Entry Form
(Nomination Form) Nomination Form
Nomination Documents:
For Green Advocate Award Nominee's Particular
&
Award Entry Submission Report
For Green Architect Award Nominee's Particular
&
Award Entry Submission Report
For Green Engineer Award
For Green Facilities Manager Award Nominee's Particular
&
Award Entry Submission Report
For Green Innovator Award Nominee's Particular
&
Award Entry Submission Report

Business Leadership in Sustainability Award Category

The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award is for companies which demonstrate sustainable practices within their internal and external business operations and show sustainability leadership within industry. Through this award, we hope to recognise companies which are truly integrating sustainability into their business models and contributing to the transition towards a sustainable built environment.


Entry Criteria

The company must be a SGBC Corporate Member. The core business of the company must be directly contributing to the building sector, with sustainability initiatives covering (but not limited to) the following:

  • Corporate Policy
  • Goals & Planning
  • Operation Policy
  • Industry Leadership
  • Knowledge Sharing

Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award Category

The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award for outstanding green building projects that go beyond simply minimising their impact by considering factors that lead to positive outcomes for both the environment and for the people. Through this award, we hope to recognise pioneering green building projects that deliver a range of benefits through a holistic approach to sustainability. There are three subcategories in this Award category:

  • Commercial
  • Residential; and
  • Institutional

Entry Criteria

Nominated building projects must be in operation for at least one year and have valid BCA Green Mark certification with GoldPLUS or Platinum rating. Definitions of various typologies of buildings as below.

Commercial Residential Instituitonal
Office buildings, retail buildings, industrial warehouses, shopping malls, etc. Serviced apartments, landed properties, condominium, etc. Libraries, cultural centres, places of worship or religious facilities, education facilities, etc.

Applications and Assesment Process

Nomination for the 2017 Awards is now closed.


Nomination Guide and Submission Materials for Download

Nomination Documents
Business Leadership in Sustainability Award Nomination Form ES
Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award Nomination Form SDF

More information regarding to Business Leadership in Sustainability and, Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance award category can be found at www.sgbc.sg/events/awards


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between Green Building Individual Awards (GBIA) and Sustainability Leadership Awards?

    Starting 2017, GBIA will subsume under SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards to provide a more holistic coverage of all awards towards sustainability in built environment. The Sustainability Leadership Awards are awarded in three main categories (1) The Green Building Individual Award, (2) The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award; and (3) The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award.

  2. Who are the past winners?

  3. How do I apply for the Young category award?

    Eligible nominees for the respective five main categories (Advocate, Architect, Engineer, Innovator and Facilities Manager), who are below age 40 in the year of assessment are automatically eligible for the Young category award.

  4. How is the Young category award assessed?

    Interested parties are to self-nominate or be nominated by a fellow practitioner/ professional through a report submission for Round 1 Evaluation. Please download the Nomination Guide for the respective five main categories on detailed submission criteria for the report. A common weightage is applied to all five main categories to enable cross-assessment of shortlisted nominees. Shortlisted nominees will be required to do a presentation for the Assessment Panel for scoring in the Round 2 Evaluation.

  5. What is the selection process?

    Evaluation is based on nominees' report submissions. Sub-panels will be formed to assess nominations for each category and firm up the recommendations which will then be endorsed by SGBC Board and BCA. The sub-panel will comprise members from BCA and SGBC with specific expertise and experience.


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