Ecosystem Singapore – Green Coworking Office Space for the Environment
Ecosystem is a new collaborative and coworking space for the environment, and is a joint initiative between Green Future Solutions and Shft. Ecosystem emulates the development of symbiotic relationships ...
Communication of CSR through Social Media
Are you planning to use social media to communicate your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and activities? What are some things to take note of when using ...
A Look Inside Autodesk’s LEED and Green Mark Certified Office
Autodesk announced recently that its Singapore office at Solaris has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI-2009 Platinum), and ...
How to Create a Free Dashboard to Monitor Your Green Business, Competitors and Industry
Is your company looking for a free tool to monitor the latest happenings about your green business, your competitors, and environmental news? Are you struggling to keep yourself ...
2012 Guide to Singapore Government Funding and Incentives for the Environment
Singapore is well-known as a clean and green city with the government striving for environmental sustainability while growing the economy. The government has also identified Environmental and Water ...
6 Steps to Minimise Waste and Start a Recycling Programme in Your Company
Is your company interested to reduce waste and implement a recycling programme? Are you looking for tips to start recycling in your company? This article will show you ...
How a shopping mall in Singapore goes green
Singapore is well-known for its food and shopping experience, and this potent mix can be found at the ubiquitous shopping malls located at all major town centers in Singapore. ...
Die Die Must Share – The Idea of Collaborative Consumption
Eugene Tay, the Editor of Green Business Times and Founder of Green Future Solutions, is a person whom you would describe as a green maven – someone who ...
How IKEA Embraces Sustainability Globally and in Singapore
Over 7 million people visited the two IKEA stores in Singapore last year. Singaporeans love IKEA for its affordable and well-designed home furnishing products, but not many realise ...
Strategy and LeadersInterview with Schneider Electric on the Greening of Data Centers
In this interview with Green Business Times, Mr TS Khoo, Vice President of East Asia, IT Business, Schneider Electric, shares his thoughts on the greening of data centers and the trend of Data Center 2.0. 1) Tell us more about the rising trend of Data...Interview with Rent Tycoons on Peer-to-Peer Renting
Rent Tycoons is the first company in Singapore to provide a peer-to-peer renting platform for individuals and businesses to rent items to/from each other. We spoke to Fenni Wang and Swito Yuber, Co-Founders of Rent Tycoons, recently to find out more about...PARKROYAL on Pickering: Hotel in a Garden
With the introduction of BCA’s Green Mark scheme over the past few years, Singapore has seen an exuberant interest in green buildings. This growing interest has also spread to the hospitality sector, with more sustainable-themed hotels sprouting...Interview with iCarsClub on Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
iCarsClub is the first company in Singapore to provide a peer-to-peer car sharing scheme, where car owners can rent out their cars to drivers looking for temporary use of a car without having to own one. We spoke to Eddy Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of...Key Points from the Singapore Energy Summit 2012
The Singapore Energy Summit 2012, held during the Singapore International Energy Week 2012, is a high-level dialogue that brings together distinguished speakers from various governments, companies and non-government organizations to discuss and share...Highlights from the Singapore International Energy Week 2012
The 5th annual Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2012 starts today and brings together policymakers, energy experts and industry players to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. The SIEW 2012 Opening Keynote Address was delivered...Read More on Strategy and Leaders
Operations and CultureBeyond Energy Efficiency – ROI for Sustainable Data Centers
This article is contributed by Peter Halliday, Head of Siemens Building Technologies Division for ASEAN. In March this year, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) launched the BCA-IDA...Summary of Mandatory Energy Management Under Singapore’s Energy Conservation Act
The requirements for mandatory energy management under Singapore’s new Energy Conservation Act has come into force this Earth Day on 22 April 2013. The Act requires large energy consuming companies to register with the National Environment Agency...Ecosystem Singapore – Green Coworking Office Space for the Environment
Ecosystem is a new collaborative and coworking space for the environment, and is a joint initiative between Green Future Solutions and Shft. Ecosystem emulates the development of symbiotic relationships between organisations working in the environmental...Raising the Bar For Green Hotels in Singapore
Singapore’s green building and property leader, City Developments Limited (CDL) is raising the bar for green hotels in Singapore with the newly-opened W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, which is a new hotel awarded with the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award....Using Benchmarks and Penalties to Improve Energy Efficiency in Singapore
When we think of long-term solutions to our energy needs, we usually think of sustainable energy sources. Big projects that harness energy from renewable sources, yet do not release the copious amounts of carbon dioxide that today’s conventional sources...New Funding for Furniture Companies on GREENGUARD Certification
The Quality for Enterprises through Standards (QUEST) Programme by SPRING helps companies to adopt relevant standards and develop capabilities and improve processes. Under QUEST, grants are provided for companies interested in adopting ISO 14064 Greenhouse...Read More on Operations and Culture
Design and TechBeyond Energy Efficiency – ROI for Sustainable Data Centers
This article is contributed by Peter Halliday, Head of Siemens Building Technologies Division for ASEAN. In March this year, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) launched the BCA-IDA...HDB’s Greenprint Profiled at Sustainable Cities Asia 2013
The recent IBC’s 4th Annual Sustainable Cities conference in Singapore featured dedicated tracks on green building and green city infrastructure, the latest sustainable city developments, projects and innovations. HDB’s Director of Building Research,...Bamboobee Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Project for Handcrafted Bamboo Bicycles
Sunny Chuah, the founder of Bamboobee is ready to share the simplicity and happiness of smooth cycling with the whole world. On 28 March, he launched the Bamboobee Lifestyle Bicycle crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, and looking to raise US$40,000...PARKROYAL on Pickering: Hotel in a Garden
With the introduction of BCA’s Green Mark scheme over the past few years, Singapore has seen an exuberant interest in green buildings. This growing interest has also spread to the hospitality sector, with more sustainable-themed hotels sprouting...SUNdy Floating Solar – Sparking a New Energy Revolution
Countries like the Netherlands are turning to innovative solar technology and renewable energy to meet the growing global demand for clean, alternative energy sources. The impressive economic growth of Southeast Asia despite the global financial crisis...Greening Asia: Emerging Principles of Sustainable Architecture [Book]
Despite a rise in the number of certified green buildings, the approach to greening buildings is fragmented and cautious at best. The green buildings in Asia do not do enough to mitigate impact nor address the diverse needs of the region and its people....Read More on Design and Tech
Marketing and CSRSingapore’s National Environment Agency Takes the Lead on Sustainability Reporting
The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore recently won the ‘Best First Time Sustainability Report’ award at the ACCA Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013. This award recognises NEA as the first public agency to take the...APB and NEA emerged winners at ACCA Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (APB) emerged winners at the ACCA Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013, held yesterday at Raffles Hotel. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the...Sustainability Reporting – Updates from the CSR Summit 2012
The concept of a triple bottom line is becoming increasingly concretized with accounting firms providing services such as risk-based human rights audits (by MAZARS Indonesia), consultancies specialising in producing sustainability reports, and a plethora...CSR is Smarter Business
At the recent International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012, one of the discussions which experts and businesses concur on, amongst other things, is that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is smarter business, if implemented and integrated correctly. Participants...Communication of CSR through Social Media
Are you planning to use social media to communicate your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and activities? What are some things to take note of when using social media for CSR? This article shares our thoughts on the communication...Highlights from the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012
The International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012 was held in Singapore today, with over 400 business leaders, CSR practitioners, government officials, academics, students and non-governmental organisations coming together to share and discuss trends,...Read More on Marketing and CSR