BEX Asia 2023 - SGBC Seminar

The spotlight on sustainability within the built environment is experiencing a gradual and notable upswing, catalysed by the escalating global concern spanning environmental, social, and governance realms. Amidst the compelling need for urgent action to curtail the repercussions of climate change, a remarkable window of opportunity presents itself through the rejuvenation of our built spaces.

Mark your calendars for a special SGBC Seminar, situated within the premises of the Build Eco Expo Asia 2023 (BEX Asia 2023) tradeshow on 8 September 2023. This exclusive event promises to furnish industry professionals with invaluable insights into the latest trajectories, pioneering breakthroughs, and immediately applicable remedies. These sessions are meticulously curated to accelerate the pivotal decarbonisation of our built environment.

Gain insights on the evolution of the built environment while seamlessly fulfilling the industry accreditation requirements.

Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis and are subject to availability

For enquiries on the programme, do write in to [email protected]



SGBC Introduction & Admin

Deep Dive into Energy for Sustainability


Green Mark – Total System Efficiency Approach

Mr. Joseph Low, Co-Founder and Vice President Technology
G-Energy Global Pte Ltd

BCA has significantly tightened the energy-efficiency requirements for its Green Mark certification scheme on November 1, 2021.
Under Green Mark 2021, certification for both new and existing buildings would have to meet more stringent criteria for Air Con Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) Total System Efficiency (TSE). Besides attaining the desired Green Mark 2021, improvement to ACMV TSE would result in cost savings from reduced energy bills and optimised ACMV operations.

In this talk, you will learn:

  1. How ACMV TSE can be achieved with innovative solutions currently available
  2. The various pathways to achieve TSE
  3. The opportunity cost of delaying action in addressing airside energy efficiency
  4. How to ensure that the TSE is maintained over the life cycle of the system after retrofit
    and optimization
  5. Case-studies of projects 30% - 70% are achieved at the airside to assist building owners
    meet their TSE targets.


Energy Efficiency – Best Practices in South East Asia

Mr. Hoe Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer

Explore South East Asia's energy landscape, focusing on the game-changing role of energy efficiency. Learn from award-winning, practical success stories of companies enhancing their energy efficiency practices and discover how your business could potentially save up to 40% when it comes to energy costs.


Maximising the potential of light to achieve sustainability goals

Mr. Vijay Venkatsubramanian, Head of Specification

The presentation will cover the latest innovations in lighting that helps to achieve sustainability goals .
The presentation will throw light on ultra efficient lighting products that can achieve the lowest lighting power budget. Connected lighting – an IoT based system that maximises energy savings of lighting system and seamlessly communicates with other systems like air-conditioning to achieve further reductions in energy consumption. Health and well-being – Circadian lighting which improves the health and well-being of people using a space. Circularity – Using sustainable materials in lighting products that can be recycled or using recycled materials to make a light fixture. Zero energy lighting products that uses renewable energy such as solar energy to power up the outdoor lighting products.


The Total Cost of Ownership for Air Filters

Mr. Samuel Tan, Director
Airmaze Corporation

In HVAC industry, filter replacement cost contributes to 30% (approximately) of the annual operating cost.
By convention, the facilities management team will only look at filter costs. In fact, there are tangibles and intangibles factors that contribute of this overall cost, which has been neglected most of the time.




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Approaches to Achieving Net Zero


SGBC Introduction & Admin


Pathways to Net Zero

Ms. Rowena Rawte, Global Head of Sustainability
HY M&E Consultancy Services

In the face of escalating global energy demands and mounting concerns about climate change, achieving net zero energy efficiency has emerged as a critical goal for our society. This presentation delves into the various pathways that can lead us toward achieving net zero energy efficiency, as we will do a deep dive into active and passive energy saving measures that can collectively pave the way to a sustainable future along with some case studies that highlight how a net zero energy efficient building can be achieved.


Integrated solutions as drivers of sustainability

Mr. Kemal Singh, Head of Business Development


From Smart to AI – Going Net Zero

Mr. Bill Lee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Azendian Solutions

Azendian taps the true power of AI in its Smart Estate solution to capture significant sustainability, ESG and productivity gains. AI is often a mis-used term. Many products touting the use of AI are actually running on rule-based methodology. Rule-based solutions have high false positive problems (more than 70%) and is unable to detect new behaviour or circumstance. True AI solutions run on Machine Learning and self-learning algorithms. When developed and implemented properly, it is highly accurate, can detect and learn new behaviour and run automatically without human intervention. Such AI solutions are truly future proof as they increase energy savings, lower carbon emissions as well as achieve sustainability and ESG goals.


Quantifying the Impact of Modern Construction Technologies on Upfront Embodied Carbon

Mr. Gianni Moor, Designation Member of Executive Committee, Tectus Carbon Initiative

The built environment contributes nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions, with embodied carbon expected to be responsible for around half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050. Addressing embodied carbon, of which the majority is incurred upfront in a structure’s lifecycle, is therefore crucial in achieving global emission reduction targets.

This presentation explores studies that compare the upfront carbon associated with different construction technologies, including:

  • Analyzing the advantages of post-tensioning systems over traditional construction methods.
  • Evaluating the benefits of steel hybrid versus traditional concrete prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) units in modular construction.

Furthermore, the presentation considers the additional reductions in embodied carbon achievable when modern construction methods are combined with recycled materials, where the adoption of post-tensioning and steel hybrid PPVC technologies can result in total emissions avoidance of over 70% and 60%, respectively. These studies offer practical examples of how established construction technologies and careful supply chain considerations can significantly reduce embodied carbon when incorporated early in the design and engineering of structures, contributing to a more sustainable built environment.




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