To push the envelope and accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient technologies and solutions, Research, development and demonstration (RD&D) plays a prominent role in BCA's 3rd Green Building Masterplan.
Guided by the long-term aspiration of "Positive Energy Low-rise, Zero Energy Medium-rise, Super-low Energy High-rise buildings for the Tropics", the integrated RD&D hub, Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC), was set up under the Energy National Innovation Challenge (Energy NIC).
GBIC serves as a central focal point to reinforce national drive towards greater energy efficiency, as well as to streamline, coordinate, and disseminate building energy-efficiency related activities.
It is a one-stop integrated hub to experiment, exhibit and exchange knowledge of promising energy-efficiency solutions with the industry stakeholders.
To accelerate adoption of promising building energy-efficient technologies and solutions, bringing them closer to market adoption.
GBIC’s 3 core programmes
1. GBIC Competitive Research Programme (GBIC-CRP)
GBIC-CRP serves to drive key research agenda to deepen capability build-up in the focused key areas identified in the technology roadmap.
2. GBIC Demonstration (GBIC-Demo)
GBIC-Demo serves to demonstrate novel energy-efficient technologies that have not been widely implemented in local operating buildings.
3. Super Low Energy Building (SLEB) Smart Hub
Previously known as GBIC Repository, SLEB Smart Hub serves as resource centre with a centralised national database including green technologies, and powerful tools for data analytics.
About SLEB Smart Hub
Super low energy building and smart building movement has intensified in Singapore. Building owners and developers are increasingly exposed to novel energy-efficient technologies and products. In many cases, difficulties in acquiring comprehensive information and evaluating the performance of these technologies could hinder building owners from taking action.
BCA rolled out SLEB Smart Hub to address this gap. SLEB Smart Hub makes it easier for building owners and developers to do SLEB projects by providing actionable insights about these technologies, and predicting the cost and benefit of applying them to their buildings.
In alignment with the Smart Nation initiative, we employed cutting edge big data and artificial intelligence for storing and analysing building energy-efficiency. We provide smart services backed by these analysed data. SLEB Smart Hub aim to help building owners and developers source, and adopt innovative technologies.
1. Technology Directory
Our technology directory provides insightful information about energy-efficiency technologies.
2. Project Directory
The Project Directory provides data and information from R&D, air-conditioning system monitoring, and GBIC demo projects.
3. SLEB Smart Advisor
Smart Advisor helps building owners and developers to choose and evaluate building energy-efficient technologies, and plan for retrofitting or new development projects.
4. Energy Efficiency Dashboard
An interactive dashboard for statistical data and information about energy-efficiency and technologies adoption.
5. Data Dictionary
A glossary on data terms and fields commonly used in the building energy-efficiency industry.
Acknowledgement of Contributions from Industry and Academia
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude towards these key contributors to the development of SLEB Smart Hub Portal.
Mr. Alex Ng
Assistant Vice President, Development Planning & Design, Real Estate Development & Services, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd
Mr. Tony Choo
Head, Engineering Support Services Ascendas Services
Mr. Nilesh Y. Jadhav
Program Director (EcoCampus) Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Dr. Adam Rysanek
Project Manager & Senior Researcher, Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich