CDL and SEAS launch Singapore Sustainability Academy

CDL and SEAS launch the first major People, Public and Private initiative in support of global and national sustainability goals. This is the first time a local property developer and non-profit organisation have teamed up to create a major sustainability training and networking facility. The Academy is the first-of-its-kind sustainable and zero energy building with […]

Singapore’s first and only concrete player to be certified sustainable concrete products “Leader”

The “Leader” certification was awarded to over 150 specialised concrete products in PanU Concrete’s “Eco” and “Green” ready mixed concrete (“RMC”) ranges – the highest level of sustainability certification in SGBC’s 4-tier classification system. These products were specially developed by PanU’s in-house research & development team at its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre. More here

CDL issues the first green bond by a Singapore company

City Developments Limited (CDL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary CDL Properties Ltd (CDLP), has successfully launched the first green bond by a Singapore company. The two-year senior secured green bond has raised S$100 million at 1.98% fixed rate due 2019. More in the press release here

Apical teams up with Asian Agri to enhance traceability

Asian Agri and Apical join TFT membership to enhance supply chain traceability process over their palm oil supply chain. The partnership represents major step forward in both companies’ sustainability journey for full traceability by 2016. More in the press release here

Apical to boost productivity of smallholder farmers

Apical set to boost smallholders’ land productivity with new-generation seedlings. Press release here.

Syngenta’s Good Growth Plan on track one year after launch

Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food security challenge. These include increasing farm productivity while boosting resource efficiency, rejuvenating ecosystems and strengthening rural communities. More […]

CDL named Asia’s top property developer in Channel NewsAsia’s inaugural sustainability ranking

One of few real estate companies to integrate life cycle analysis into its value chain. For all new developments, the company sets aside up to 5 percent of construction costs for green design elements such as recycled or sustainable building materials.  The company also gives preference to ISO 14001 certified suppliers, indicating a well-integrated approach […]

Powering clean energy growth

9 Sept. 14 – Multinational firm DNV GL’s Clean Technology Centre is contributing to Singapore’s effort to be a regional clean energy hub. Eco-business.com’s Vaidehi Shah profiles the Centre’s cutting edge research. Full article HERE

Autodesk Unveils New Sustainable Design Applications at Greenbuild

Autodesk unveiled several new sustainable design applications on Autodesk Labs, the AEC and media software company’s testing site. The new releases include 3 new apps that help building and infrastructure project teams cost-justify sustainability strategies and 2 new apps that bring tighter integration between Building Performance Analysis (BPA) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows for […]