[BCA] Climate Innovation Challenge

Co-organised by the Building & Construction Authority, JTC Corporation and the National Climate Change Secretariat, this hackathon focuses on developing innovations that will help us to create or improve energy efficient environments. You will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges facing effective energy management from practitioners, participate in workshops on IoT and cloud computing led by tech leaders and create solutions to meaningful challenges using cutting edge technology.

The hackathon will be held on 12-14 August, with the pre-hackathon workshops to be held on 29-30 July. To register or to find out more, go to www.climateinnovation.sg


[SUTD] Capstone Showcase 2016

[SPRING] Launch of revised water-based paint standards

Four paint standards ( SS 150 - Specification for emulsion paints for decorative paints, SS 345 - Specification for algae resistant emulsion paint for decorative purposes, SS 500 - Specification for elastomeric wall coatings and SS 579 - Specification for water-based sealer for interior and exterior uses) were revised and the new 2015 edition will be launched on 20 Jul 2016. This launch event, organised by the Technical Committee for Surface Coatings, provides the highlights of the changes to four water-based paint standards and its role in in our built environment. 

The revision resulted in the inclusion of sustainability requirements such as VOC limits, heavy metals, solvents and specific hazardous substances requirements. Invited speakers from the paint industry and associations will also share their sustainability initiatives for paints. 

Programme in Brief: 

  • Standards Supporting the Chemical and Related Industries
  • Addressing the Needs of Paint Industry through Standardisation
  • Changes in the Revised SS 150, SS 345, SS 500 & SS 579  
  • The Role of Paint Standards in Our Built Environment
  • Building Green with Green Products
  • Green Labelling for Paints 

Target audience: Manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, testing laboratories, architects, consultants, purchasers, relevant government agencies and facilities management professionals

Details of the event are as follows: 

Date:                  20 Jul 2016 (Wed)
Time:                  2pm to 5pm (Registration at 1.30pm)
Venue:                Cardinal Ballroom (Level 3),  Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663

Registration Fee (inclusive of GST):  S $71.50  

Registered participant will receive complimentary copies of SS 150, SS 345, SS 500 & SS 579 at the event. Collection to be done at the registration counter.

Seats are limited and would be on first-come-first serve basis. To register, please visit the URL link below:


World Cities Summit 2016

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The biennial World Cities Summit is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Themed Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities of Opportunity, the 5th World Cities Summit will be held in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS). For more information, visit www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg