Sustainable Building (SB 13) conference

SINGAPORE - Running from 9-10 September 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, SB13 Singapore is part of a pre-eminent international conference series on Sustainable Buildings & Construction that will lead up to the global Sustainable Building Conference scheduled to be held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2014.

SB13 Singapore is hosted by the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) and co-organised with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in partnership with:- The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB);
- The International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (IISBE);
- The United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI); and
- The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Under the theme Realising Sustainability in the Tropics, the conference aims to provide an unparalleled view into regional and international sustainable building issues, and promote greater sustainability through cost effective solutions in design, construction and operation.

SB13 Singapore has attracted about 130 submissions and over 80 technical papers from 20 countries will be presented at the conference. These papers – by industry leaders, top universities and leading research centres – showcase built projects, on-going research and governance models that address paradigms, processes and tools that are pertinent to life in the tropics.

Conference tracks at SB13 Singapore include:

- Efficacy
- Ecology
- Wellness
- Integration
- Special Session: CIB W115- Construction Materials Stewardship

Prominent speakers at SB13 Singapore include:

- Curt Garrigan, Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), Paris, France
- Wolfgang Kessling, Director, Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Germany
- Richard Hassell, Co-Founder & Director, WOHA, Singapore
- Ashok Lall, Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects, India
- Owen Wee, Vice President (Architectural), Surbana International Consultants, Singapore
- Herbert Dreiseitl, Founder, Atelier Dreiseitl, Germany

About SB13 Singapore organizers:

BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings

The Building and Construction Authority established the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2011. BCA CSB is responsible for developing and delivering policy tools, approaches, undertake advocacy work and provide coordinated support to countries for sustainable resource management in the building sector. This assistance would be provided through the identification of successful policies, strategies and technologies at the regional and national level and by leveraging the collective expertise of BCA and UNEP as the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings strives to grow into a hub for green buildings in the region and contribute to the global efforts of reducing carbon emissions from buildings.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the premier university in Singapore, one that is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia. NUS’ School of Design and Environment (SDE) is a leading knowledge hub in the Asia-Pacific, one with a particular focus in sustainable development as it pertains to Asian cities. The School provides an education which prepares its graduates to meet the current and future challenges of the design industry. On the strength of its rich heritage and visionary leadership, the School remains at the forefront of global excellence in education and research.

Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW)

First organised in 2009, the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) annual Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) is Singapore’s foremost platform dedicated to the sustainable built environment.

In its fifth year, SGBW will be held from 9 – 13 September 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, and will see international green building experts, policy-makers, academics and built environment practitioners congregate to exchange knowledge, share ideas and explore opportunities to create a greener, more sustainable built environment.

Sustainable Building 2013 (SB13) is one of the key events of SGBW 2013, together with the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2013, held from 11 – 13 September 2013.

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