Themed “Build Green: The Next Decade”, IGBC 2016 signifies new hopes, aspirations for the green building journey in the next decade, albeit mitigating climate change.

The historic Paris landmark agreement signed by 195 nations at COP 21 on 12 Dec 2015 marked a defining point in our era towards taking action on climate change mitigation, collectively committing to a common goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. Singapore will continue to play her part in the global community, by pledging to reduce emission intensity by 36% from 2005 levels, by 2030, and to stabilise emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. Climate change mitigation and environmental sustainability have become imperative for all stakeholders to grapple with for survival. We would need to invest more time and resources to mitigate and adapt to climate change before it is too late. Translating key policies into action will be crucial for the next decade and beyond.

Empowerment will be key. Our community must join us in driving sustainability. As never before, IGBC 2016 will tap into the power of community through building bridges and harness the inspiration of collective vision and action. A platform for all stakeholders, IGBC 2016 will envision what the next decade could behold and serve as an avenue for collaborative sharing of ideas, to widen the possibilities and our imagination of green buildings as a part of the built environment, and co-existing with our natural environment.

Themed “Build Green: The Next Decade”, the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2016 hopes to inspire and catalyse new thinking, collaborations and partnerships as well as new innovative and integrated/ holistic solutions to climate change. Technology will continue to disrupt and cross-cut every dimension of our lives. IGBC 2016 will strive to accelerate this transformative evolution of our green building movement to shape a sustainable future for generations to come.


Prof Shin-Ichi Tanabe
Professor, Department of Architecture , Waseda University, Japan
Kevin Hydes
CEO and President, Integral Group (IPE Members),
Grace Cheok Chan
Principal Manager, Green Mark Department (New Development), Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Tham Kwok Wai
Associate Professor, Department of Building, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Thomas Hartman
Principal, The Hartman Company, USA
Er Yong Siew Hwa
Principal Manager, Green Mark Department (Existing Buildings), Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, Singapore
Sean Bryson Quinn
Head of Sustainable Design, 10 Design, Hong Kong
Tang Kok Thye
Associate Partner, ADDP Architects LLP, Singapore
Rob Rouwette
President, ALCAS - Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society, Australia
Sandra Seah
Partner, ATMD Bird & Bird, Singapore
Dr. John Keung
Dr. John Keung
Chief Executive Officer, Building Construction Authority, Singapore
Constant Van Aerschot
Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore, Singapore
Tim Shen
, CBRE, Taiwan
Michael Wiener
Principal & Managing Director, Gensler, Singapore
Jorge Chapa
Executive Director, Green Building Council, Australia
Kenneth Lee
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Green Koncept, Singapore
Dr. Johnny Wong
Group Director (Building Research Institute), Housing & Development Board, Singapore
John Smart
Chief Strategist Smarter Workplace and Workforce, IBM, United Stated of America
Susannah West
Sustainability Director – South Asia, Jones Lang LaSalle, Singapore
Stuart Kay
Director, KPMG - Financial Advisory Services, Japan
Alex Herceg, P.Eng
Analyst, Lux Research B.V., Netherlands
Darrell Smith
Director of Worldwide Energy, Microsoft, USA
Manit Rastogi
Founder Partner, Morphogenesis, India
Gordon Falconer
Director of Smart Cities, Schneider-Electric, Singapore
Tania Crosbie
Director, The Crosbie Collection, Australia
Erin Grossi
Chief Economist & Director of Innovation, UL LLC, United States of America
Ho Wan Wang
Manging Director, Verditecture Pte Ltd, Singapore
Thomas Hartman
Principal, The Hartman Company, USA
Phil Smith
Director, CASA (UK), New Zealand
Michael Anderton
President, General Manager & Managing Director Building Efficiency Singapore, Johnson Controls, Singapore
Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum
President & Managing Director, Malaysian Green Building Council(MGBC) & Sarly Adre Arkum Architecture Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Lee Eng Lock
Principal Architect, Vice Chairman, M & V Pte Ltd, Singapore
James Jian
Associate Director, Singapore Management University, Singapore


Catch a glimpse of the invigorating energy, inspiring speakers and rich networking during the 4-day event!


26 Nov 2015

More than 12,000 attendees came to IGBC 2015 and its co-located trade shows, BEX and MCE Asia 2015! Click to find out about the other highlights!

22 Sep 2015

IGBC 2015 photos are up on our Facebook - Relive the highlights!

18 Sep 2015

IGBC slides are available for download! T&Cs apply. Pls email for more info.


  • "There are some similarities to GreenBuild in the US, but I think IGBC was better."

    William P. Bahnfleth
    Past President
  • "As a decade long fan and friend of BCA, congratulations on your 10 anniversary of green mark. Continue your leadership for the next 10."

    Kevin Hydes
    President & CEO
    Integral Group - USA
  • "Very good networking & a nice buzz on sustainability this year!"

    Sandra Seah
    Joint Managing Partner
    Bird & Bird ATMD LLP - Singapore
  • "Great venue overall and a very well organised conference."

    Phil Smith
    CASA (UK) – New Zealand
  • "Very well run event."

    Scott Moorhouse
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    Danfoss Turbocor - USA
  • "A very exciting occasion and platform to see latest advancements of Singapore on green buildings!"

  • "Overall it was way better than the previous year, programme schedule is not too crowded or overwhelming. Additional Green Mark Leisure Tour was great, something to look forward to next year."

  • "IGBC 2015 has aligned itself to the global built environment trend and successfully delivered a strong message for smarter buildings and cities as well as importance of human-centric design in addressing occupants comfort in a building."

  • "Networking tool that allowed conference attendees to 'connect' prior to the conference was a good inclusion. Ability to send questions to speakers via the IGBC app was very useful for those who are normally unwilling to articulate their questions by the microphone."

  • "Excellent engagement with the participants."