The Institute established the Green Committee in 2008 with the aim to celebrate excellence in sustainable design in the areas of green design, green practice and community outreach.

The Green Committee was renamed the Sustainability Committee in 2010 to reflect a more maturing understanding of “sustainability”, as the Institute embarks on a more holistic approach to guide the Committee forward.

The SIA Sustainability Committee endeavours to promote a culture of green and integrated design for the Architect in Singapore. Led by Tan Szue Hann, and advised by Kuan Chee Yung, the vision for the SIA Sustainability Committee this Council year is three-prong:

  1. Building up a community of sustainability-focused Architects
  2. Sustainability as a crucial lynchpin of excellence in the built environment
  3. Relevance in Practice, Design and Education, through Outreach

The vision would be guided by programmes organised in the following pillars:

  1. SiD – Sustainability in Design
  2. SiP – Sustainability in Practice
  3. SiE – Sustainability in Education
  4. SiC – Sustainability in Climate Change

Publication of Attributes of a Sustainable Built Environment (ASBE)

SIA has completed the two-stage document on the Policy Paper on ASBE. The hardcopy publication was printed in February 2013. A softcopy of the completed publication is also available for download via the SIA Website.

SIA Green Book

The Committee is revising the ‘Attributes of a Sustainable Built Environment’ (ASBE) publications to produce a ‘SIA Green Book’.

The SIA Green Book is targeted to be published in 2019.

Sustainability Committee Members 2018-2019

Chairman Tan Szue Hann
Advisor Kuan Chee Yung
Deputy Chair Sonny Chionh
Members Benjamin Henry Towell
Resource Persons Chang Yen Lin
Astee Lim
Siow Zhi Xiang