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Green Mark for Super Low Energy Buildings – Active and Passive Strategies


BCA introduced the BCA Green Mark for Super Low Energy (GM SLE) in Sep 2018. This voluntary certification framework for SLE buildings provides recognition for best in-class energy efficient buildings in addition to their Green Mark ratings. It is applicable to new and existing non-residential buildings including commercial, industrial and institutional buildings as well as schools.

Passive and active strategies play a very important role in achieving super low energy buildings (SLEB). This course will highlight the possible utilisation of key passive and active strategies in Singapore, such as use of stack effects and solar chimney, hybrid ventilation, plug load management and smart control. Different areas under façade design and their key parameters will also be covered. In addition, the impact on indoor environment and integration of complicated passive and active systems will be discussed. A case study will be shared to demonstrate how such strategies are implemented in Singapore to achieve SLEB.



• General Concept
• Examples of Good Natural Ventilation
• Hybrid Ventilation
• Natural Ventilation and Thermal Comfort
• Key Façade Parameters Affecting Façade Performance and Energy Consumption
• Other Possible Passive Strategies for Façade


• General Concept
• Active Strategies and their Importance in Achieving SLE Benchmarking and Evaluation
• Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation Strategies
• Energy Efficient Lighting and Control
• Plug Load Management
• Concept of Smart Control in Building
• Integration of Strategies for SLE


PROF WONG NYUK HIEN, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore (NUS)
Prof Wong is currently the Vice Dean for Research of SDE and professor in the Department of Building. Apart from the different appointments held in NUS, Prof Wong was also involved in several research projects related to Urban Heat Island, urban climatic mapping and greenery. He has also completed a number of research projects looking at the passive design of buildings and their associated thermal comfort. On top of this, Prof Wong was one of the key Principle Investigator for the development of the first Zero Energy Building at the BCA Academy. Over the years, he has published more than 300 international referred journal and conference papers and was the co-author of 9 books. He has also been invited to serve in various advisory committees locally and internationally.

MR YONG PING QUEN, Technical Director, Building System & Diagnostics Pte Ltd
Mr Yong has more than 15 years of experience in energy and environmentally efficient green buildings. He is one of the pioneers in energy modelling and has been a BCA appointed independent energy modelling assessor for Green Mark projects since 2010. In addition, he is personally involved in numerous projects undertaken by BSD in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and India. Mr Yong is also a Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional (GM AAP), Green Building Index Facilitator (GBIF), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and BCA Registered Energy Auditor.


The course is designed for professionals who are keen to learn more about the different strategies in achieving GM SLEB, as well as those who have completed Certification Course for Green Mark Professionals (GMP) on or before 2018.

Note: Professionals who will be / are taking the Certification Course for Green Mark Advanced Accredited Professional (GM AAP) need not attend this course.

Date: 29 & 30 Aug 2019
(Registration based on first-come first-served basis)
Duration: 2 Days
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$650.00
Refreshments will be provided.

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format.


PEB: 12 PDUs
BOA-SIA: 3 CPD Points

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who fulfil at least 75% of class attendance.

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