Can the built environment be part of the solution to climate change?
The buildings and construction sector consumes 36% of the world energy and accounts for more than one-third of annual carbon emissions. We must rethink the way we design, build and operate our buildings to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C this century, combatting climate change and ensuring the well-being of building occupants and users. We need collective action from real estate developers, enterprises, government, and society to develop ground-breaking solutions for waste reduction, and energy and water efficiency improvements, and healthy and safe buildings.
Do you want to pave the way for sustainability in the built environment? Have an idea to slash the carbon footprint and water usage of buildings? Know of ways to give construction-related waste a new lease of life?
From 10 November 2020 to 17 February 2021, the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge is calling for proposals across the globe to make buildings more climate-resilient and resource-efficient. The four key themes CapitaLand is searching for innovations in are:
- Low carbon transition
- Water conservation & resilience
- Waste management & circular economy
- Healthy & safe buildings
Two winners will each stand a chance to secure up to S$50,000 in project funding, mentoring by a CapitaLand business leader and the exclusive opportunity to kickstart a viable pilot and test innovations with CapitaLand. All submissions may also stand a chance to collaborate with select CapitaLand properties.
For more information on the themes and challenge statements, visit CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge and submit your innovations and solutions before 2359hrs Singapore Time (GMT+8), 17 February 2021.