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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).


Launch of Super Low Energy Buildings Technology Roadmap

BCA launched the Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme to push the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore. It includes a suite of initiatives such as the SLE Buildings Technology Roadmap to encourage the development and adoption of cost-efficient SLE buildings. The Technology Roadmap was officially launched at the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) 2018.

The Technology Roadmap jointly developed in partnership with industry and academia, outlines the broad strategies to help the industry design and develop cost-effective SLE buildings with the aim to achieve the ambitious target of up to 80% energy efficiency improvement from 2005 levels.

Click here to download the Super Low Energy Building Technology Roadmap or click here for more details on the SLEB Programme.


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.


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 (Renmaed to Super Low Energy Building Smart Hub)
The National Building Energy Efficiency Repository, renamed to Super Low Energy Building (SLEB) Smart Hub is a platform for companies to share their innovative building technologies with building owners, professionals, researchers and policymakers.

Building owners and professionals can access and obtain the actionable insights about the technologies such as energy savings and costs for them to make better decisions, backed up by validated data and analysed results, on what technology works best in their developments.

The SLEB Smart Hub soft-launched by BCA at the Singapore International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2018 will foster closer collaborations among and within the industry and the research communities with the ease of sharing of data and knowledge to support the BCA Super Low Energy programme. Please click here to access the website.

For more information or suggestions for improvement, 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