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Green Building Week held in Singapore

by September 9, 2016 General

SINGAPORE, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Three anchor events of Singapore Green Building Week, which focused on rethinking green building for the next decade, concluded here on Friday.

The events included International Green Building Conference 2016, Build Eco Xpo Asia 2016 and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia 2016.

John Keung, chief executive officer of Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority, said Singapore Green Building Week 2016 not only reiterates the country’s commitment to the region’s green building and sustainability sectors, but also acts as a platform for regional stakeholders to come together, and envision the possibilities and opportunities to further green buildings in the next decade.

Themed “Build Green: The Next Decade,” this year’s International Green Building Conference focused on empowerment and involving the community to drive sustainability with more than 1,000 participants.

Meanwhile, Build Eco Xpo Asia and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia were held in conjunction with the conference from Wednesday to Friday.

Over 450 exhibiting companies as well as thousands of visitors comprising green building experts, policy-makers, academics and built environment practitioners gathered during the occasion.

The exhibitions showcased green building and energy efficient solutions in plumbing technology, sanitary accessories, as well as solar energy for the building and construction industry. In this year’s edition, the expo included national pavilions from China, Japan, and Singapore, among others.

Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority has reviewed the Green Mark scheme for residential buildings and will be putting the new set of criteria on pilot for a year.

The authority also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rwanda Housing Authority to collaborate on capacity building and sharing of best practices in design and development of green buildings and cities. Enditem