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SG Push for green building solutions: DPM Teo

Property Here - Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Singapore Green Building Week 2013 (SGBW) kicked off yesterday at Marina Bay Sands.

This year's programme brings together two of the industry's most prestigious events - the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) and BEX Asia.

Into its fifth year, SGBW managed to attract more than 10,000 participants from over 35 countries. It provides a platform for building experts and industry players to meet and collaborate on future green building solutions.

Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will take this opportunity to provide details of its latest masterplan on making the city-state a global leader in green buildings.    

Yesterday's opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

In his speech, Mr Teo said: “Today, climate change presents a new set of challenges for the world, including extreme weather patterns, more severe natural disasters, and rising sea levels.”

“The magnitude and complexity of the issues posed by climate change require a multi-disciplinary response… These events will enable participants to exchange views on a range of engineering topics, with a specific emphasis on climate change.”

Organised by BCA in partnership with Reed Exhibitions and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the event runs till tomorrow (13 September).

 

Nikki De Guzman, Junior Journalist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this or other stories email nikki@propertyguru.com.sg