Singapore, 18 July 2019
Singapore – A regional training workshop on the green building was held from 16 to 18 July 2019 in Singapore, which was jointly organized by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore and International Energy Agency (IEA). The theme of the workshop was “Tracing the Path to Low-Emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings, and Constructions”.
The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) recognized the importance of such training. Through the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT), ACE has partially sponsored this event and two research analysts from ACE have participated in this workshop.
The workshop was attended by more than 100 participants who are the policymakers, academicians, architects, engineers, and researchers from East Asia and Southeast Asia.
The participants were divided into three separate working groups which were 1) building planning and design, including new buildings and retrofits; 2) building systems and operation, including systems for cooling, lighting, water heating, building management, and building operations; and 3) policy in action, including policy implementation of buildings policies, and monitoring and evaluation.
Participants Listening to the Explanation of Green Building in the Regional Training Workshop
The working group discussions have strengthened the knowledge of participants in shaping green buildings policies, setting targets, as well as building designs. In addition, such a workshop was also an important platform in establishing international professional networks, which offered opportunities for future regional cooperation.