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GREEN BUILDINGS INNOVATION CLUSTER (GBIC)

BACKGROUND

Research, development and demonstration (RD&D) plays a more prominent role in BCA's 3rd Green Building Masterplan, in order to push the envelope and accelerate the adoption of promising building energy efficient technologies and solutions in the industry.

Guided by the long-term aspiration, "Positive Energy Low-rise, Zero Energy Medium-rise, Super-low Energy High-rise buildings for the Tropics" an integrated RD&D hub, the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) was set up under the Energy National Innovation Challenge (Energy NIC).

This S$52 million five-year programme is administered by BCA's Built Environment Research and Innovation Institute (BERII).


OBJECTIVE

GBIC serves as the central focal point to reinforce the national drive towards greater energy efficiency as well as to streamline, coordinate and disseminate building energy efficiency related activities. It will be a one-stop integrated RD&D hub to experiment, exhibit and exchange knowledge of promising building energy efficient solutions with industry stakeholders. The overall objective of GBIC is to accelerate adoption of promising building energy efficient technologies and solutions, bringing them closer to market adoption.


UPCOMING EVENT - GBIC Innovation Challenge Call

To accelerate the development and deployment of innovative solutions for zero energy buildings, BCA is launching an Innovation Challenge Call for Advancing Net Zero through Smart Building Technologies. This Challenge Call will provide opportunities for the industry to collaborate with researchers, technology providers and building owners to co-innovate Smart Building Technologies toward advancing Net Zero in the Tropics.

Please click here for details of the GBIC Innovation Challenge Call.

Please click here to download the application form.

All applicants must send in their applications by Monday, 25 June 2018 at 1700 hours (Singapore time) to the following email address: BCA_Challenge_Call@bca.gov.sg

A sharing workshop session will be conducted on Friday, 1 June 2018 at 0900am to 1230pm at the Auditorium T1-1, Acadmic Tower, Level 1, BCA Academy, 200 Braddell Road, Singapore 579700. To register your interest to attend the workshop, please email the GBIC Secretariat at BCA_Challenge_Call@bca.gov.sg

Please Note: The sharing workshop has been postponed from 28 May to 1 June.

For further enquiries on this challenge call, please contact the GBIC Secretariat at BCA_Challenge_Call@bca.gov.sg


KEY ACTIVITIES

GBIC Building Energy Efficient Demonstrations Scheme

The GBIC Building Energy Efficient Demonstrations Scheme (GBIC-Demo) serves to demonstrate novel energy efficient technologies that have not been widely implemented locally in operating buildings. The programme aims to link-up building owners and technology providers in order to establish platforms where industry can test and showcase these technologies to generate local performance data for verification. By doing so, we hope that these demonstrated technologies, if successful, would be replicated in other buildings and eventually, commercialised.

Please click here for more information on GBIC-Demo.

GBIC National Building Energy Efficient Repository

BCA has been developing a central data repository, known as the GBIC National Building EE Repository (GBIC-Repository), to collect and analyse essential building-system-subsystem data, operation and occupant-related metrics data. The GBIC-Repository will also capture data obtained through calibrated instruments of the demonstrated technologies under GBIC-Demo.

Beyond that, the GBIC-Repository will create opportunities for closer collaborations between building owners, professionals, technology companies and researchers to turn ideas into technologies and products that solve energy related problems. With this platform, information on latest building energy efficient technologies and products can be shared centrally to create greater public awareness and interest thus accelerating the adoption of promising energy efficient technologies for Singapore's built environment.

The web-based prototype has been released and is available for testing. Please click here to access the website.

For more information, please contact: Dr Jin Guang Yu at JIN_Guang_Yu@bca.gov.sg

GBIC Energy Efficiency Research & Development

The GBIC Energy Efficiency Research & Development (GBIC-R&D) serves to drive key research agenda to deepen capability build-up in the focused key areas identified in the technology roadmap. GBIC-R&D aims to collaborate with the appropriate expertise in the local and international R&D community as well as industry stakeholders to develop innovative solutions with significant impact in building energy efficiency and with high market adoption potential.

The 1st GBIC-R&D Grant Call on development of smart and energy efficient technology and solutions for buildings in the tropics has resulted in the award of eight R&D projects in July 2016.

Please click here for more information on the awarded projects.

For more information, please contact: Mr Wong Ngian Chung at Wong_Ngian_Chung@bca.gov.sg

GBIC Partnership

To accelerate the adoption of promising energy efficient technologies, we are continuously looking for potential partners for collaboration.

For more information, please contact: Mr Majid Sapar at majid_sapar@bca.gov.sg