Senior Executive Development Programme on Sustainable Buildings for Asia Pacific (SEDP)

Key Project Partners: UNEP, SGBC

The inaugural Senior Executive Development Programme on Sustainable Buildings for Asia Pacific was initiated by BCA CSB, in partnership with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), on 8 to 10 October 2012. It was a 3-day training programme for regional policy-makers and industry stakeholders to discuss, explore and accelerate the development of expertise in governance, public administration and implementation of green building projects in Asia Pacific.

Leveraging on 15 experts from UNEP, UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and various Singapore agencies and institutions, the programme created an excellent platform to gather about 30 senior executives from 9 participating Asia Pacific countries (namely, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam), including Director-General and Directors from the government sector, project managers and Presidents or CEOs from the Green Building Councils.

Remarks from SEDP Participants:
“We really enjoyed the EDP programme in Singapore. We Green Building Council of Sri Lanka highly appreciate BCA CSB’s assistance to improve our knowledge base in going green.”

Ravihansa Chandratilake, Project Manager, Green Building Council of Sri Lanka

“I would like to express my appreciation to BCA CSB’s well – prepared Senior Executive Development Programme and I found the programme very informative and useful.”

Mrs. Amaraporn Achavangkool, Director of Technical and Energy Efficiency Promotion,
Dept of Alternative Energy Development & Efficiency, Thailand

Sharing of Ideas and Knowledge Exchange:

These senior executives were then joined by over 100 international stakeholders (industry, cities, national governments, and international agencies) from more than 100 companies, across 20 countries and 6 continents, at a UNEP-SBCI Fall Symposium on Sustainable Buildings, organised by UNEP-SBCI and co-organised by BCA CSB and SGBC on 9 to 10 October 2012.

Session Topics
Session 1 Buildings for a Sustainable Future
(by Mr Stephane Pouffary, UNEP-SBCI)
Sustainable Building in Asia Pacific
(by Dr Usha Lyer-Raniga, RMIT)
SGBC’s engagement with building stakeholders in Singapore
(by Mr Tai Lee Siang, SGBC)
UNEP-SBCI MRV Methodologies
(by Mr Curt Garrigan, UNEP-SBCI)
Session 2 Singapore Green Building Journey
(by Mr Tan Tian Chong, BCA; Ms Leong-Kok Su Ming, BCAA)
Building Efficiency Policy-maker Tool
(by Mr Rob Moult, Johnson Control Inc., JCI)
Exemplary Green Building Project in the region
(by Mr Tan Ping Quen, Building System and Diagnostics Pte.Ltd., BSD)
Session 3 Site Tour & Roundtable Discussion
Session 4 UNEP-SBCI Fall Symposium
Session 5 International Green Building Conference 2012