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BCA's Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme

BCA's Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme is the next wave of Singapore's green building movement.  It is aimed at pushing the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore by harnessing cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in the built environment sector.

SLE Challenge

BCA is inviting industry and government agencies to take part in the SLE Challenge voluntarily to strive to achieve at least one GM SLE project within the next 5 years.

The industry is taking on the SLE challenge to push boundaries for best-in-class energy performance and cost-effective SLE buildings. 14 public and private developers voluntarily agreed to participate in the launch of SLE Challenge at Singapore Green Building Week 2018.

Private Developers Public Developers Institutes of Higher Learning
Private Developers Public Developers IHLs
  • City Development Limited
  • Keppel Land
  • Samwoh
  • Surbana Jurong
  • Building and Construction Authority
  • Defence Science and Technology Agency
  • Jurong Town Corporation
  • National Parks Board
  • People’s Association
  • Sport Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Singapore Management University


Green Mark for SLE

BCA introduced the BCA Green Mark for Super Low Energy (GM SLE) during International Green Building Conference 2018 (IGBC 2018) on 5 September 2018. This voluntary certification framework for SLE buildings provides recognition for best-in-class energy efficient buildings in addition to their Green Mark ratings.

It is applicable for new and existing non-residential buildings including commercial, industrial and institutional buildings as well as schools.

The two categories of buildings under GM SLE Certification/ Award are:  

  • Super Low Energy, e.g. Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy)
  • Zero Energy          , e.g. Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy)

For more information on Green Mark for Super Low Energy Buildings:

To address the challenges and seize opportunities provided by Super Low Energy (SLE), BCA partnered with the industry and academia to jointly develop a Super Low Energy Buildings Technology Roadmap that charts the pathways towards SLE via development, demonstration and application of technologies. For more information, please refer to Super Low Energy Buildings (SLEB) Smart Hub.

BCA Green Mark certification supports green buildings movement by encouraging sustainable buildings in Singapore built environment. Moving forward, BCA encourages Super Low Energy (SLE) Buildings and Healthier Workplaces.

SLE - Advancing Net Zero in the Tropics

Zero Energy Building (ZEB) at BCA Academy is Southeast Asia’s first net zero energy building. To date, it has achieved a continuous 9-years of zero energy consumption, demonstrating more than 30 innovative technologies to the industry locally and overseas.

To seize the opportunities from technological innovation, the Super Low Energy Buildings Technology Roadmap was recently developed by BCA in partnership with industry and academia. The roadmap has identified and prioritised more than 60 key technologies and strategies, charting the pathways of ZEB/SLE technology development in Singapore’s urban tropical context.

Super Low Energy Buildings Smart Hub is a one-stop knowledge centre to enable industry to implement SLE and ZEB. As part of the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) programme, the Smart Hub uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to provide actionable insights for building owners and the industry. The Smart Hub is current being piloted and will be ready by Sep 2019.



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