The National Research Foundation (NRF) has provided S$20 million of funds for Building Construction Authority’s green building innovation project.
National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced this project at the opening of the inaugural International Built Environment Week (IBEW), organised by BCA.
These funds are available to all companies within the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) which was set up by BCA in 2014, with an S$52 million grant from NRF.
GBIC is a group focused on experimenting, exhibiting and exchanging of information and solutions for the smart use of energy. It was launched under the Energy National Innovation Challenge (Energy NIC). It provides grants to companies within the industry to innovate on ways for creating smart green buildings.