Building and Construction Authority
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore champions the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. BCA’s mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment. In doing so, it aims to differentiate Singapore’s built environment from those of other cities and contribute to a better quality of life for everyone in Singapore. Hence, its vision is to have “a future-ready built environment for Singapore”. Together with its education arm, the BCA Academy, BCA works closely with its industry partners to develop skills and expertise that help shape a future-ready built environment for Singapore.
The BCA Green Mark scheme was launched in 2005 as a key strategic programme to raise the awareness of sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. The green building rating system evaluates buildings for their environmental impact and performance.
Today, the BCA Green Mark scheme has been extended to promote environmental sustainability beyond buildings. A new version of the scheme will shift towards User-Centricity with a greater emphasis on quality of the indoor environment and well-being of the users and occupants. The BCA Green Mark scheme has also expanded beyond Singapore to 75 cities in 15 countries with more than 270 projects.
Singapore Green Building Council
The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) was set up in 2009 and is an established member of the World Green Building Council. As a non-profit organisation with a concerted private-public sector partnership to achieve a world-class and sustainable built-environment in Singapore, SGBC’s key role is to advocate green building design, practices and technologies and drive environmental sustainability in the building and construction industry.
SGBC certifies products and services through its Singapore Green Building Products & Services Certification Scheme. The certification scheme complements the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)’s efforts in driving environmental sustainability towards the goals set in the Singapore 2030 Sustainable Blueprint.
Singapore Institute of Architects
The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) was established in 1961 with the objective to promote architectural profession and the built environment in Singapore. The mission of SIA is “To champion excellence in architecture and the built environment” and their vision is to see “Singapore as an Architecture Capital”.
SIA’s general objectives are:
1. To generate in our community a greater awareness and appreciation of the value of a sustainable approach in good design and the built environment.
2. To advance the theory and practice of architecture through the support and reward for quality research and innovation in architectural design, practice and education.
3. To continually upgrade through the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme, the level of professionalism among architects in order to better serve our community.
4. To promote and provide a common template among architects through a collective vision of working towards a dignified and caring profession that upholds a high standard of professional conduct and ethics.