EVENT 26.11. Minimising carbon footprint in the lifecycle of buildings

EVENT 26.11. Minimising carbon footprint in the lifecycle of buildings

Closing event for Nordic Innovation House Singapore - Smart & Sustainable Cities Virtual Market Entry Programme -Singapore 2021

There is growing evidence that green and sustainable buildings bring multiple benefits. Green buildings are one of the most effective means to address climate change, creating sustainable and thriving communities in liveable cities. 

The Nordic Region’s Vision 2030(Link to another website.) aims to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030, while Singapore’s Green Plan 2030(Link to another website.) is a whole-of-nation movement to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development - both visions sharing similar targets in environmental performance and ambitions for long-term net-zero emissions. Including mapping green and sustainable pathways to lower operational and embodied carbon emissions in buildings such as how a building uses energy, greenery, manages waste and water, maintains indoor air quality and many more. 

In this session, join our speakers from the Nordics and Singapore to learn more about:

- Challenges & effective ways to mitigate our carbon footprints across the life cycle of buildings

- Importance of cross-border green collaborations

- Leveraging smart technologies and emerging innovations

Date: 26 November 2021, Friday

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (Singapore Time) 

Agenda:

16:00 Welcome by Nordic Innovation House Singapore

16:05 Opening Remarks by HE Stefan Lindström, Ambassador for Digitalization and Technology, Finland

16:10 Keynotes & Panel Discussion

  • Dr Clayton Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of the Built Environment, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Prof. Arild Gustavsen, Centre Director, Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods (ZEN) in Smart Cities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir, Associate Professor & Structural Engineer, University of Iceland
  • Moderator: Per Christer Lund, Technology Counsellor, Innovation Norway

17:00 Nordic Showcase by 11 Selected Nordic Companies (2-min each)

Jointly organised by Nordic Innovation House Singapore, and Nordic partners at the Embassy of Finland in Singapore, Business Sweden, Innovation Norway, Business Iceland and the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore. This is part of the NIH-SG Smart & Sustainable Cities Virtual Market Entry Programme 2021.