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Being An Eco-friendly Nation and Its Impact on Properties
Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer @ City Developments Limited (CDL)
Owen Wee Assistant Board Secretary @ Singapore Green Building Council
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 aims to propel Singapore's national agenda on sustainable development. As a country, we aim to achieve long term net zero emissions, tackle climate change, reduce landfill waste and quadruple solar energy deployment.
How will these affect future homeowners and investors? Will this impact their future property decisions? What should they look out for?
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About the Speakers
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, CDL
An active advocate for green building and sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability. It is ranked top real estate company on the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and is also the only CDP A-List company for both climate strategy and water security in SE Asia and Hong Kong. Key ESG initiatives she has spearheaded include publishing the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008; issuing the first green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017 and pioneering an SDG Innovation Loan in Singapore in 2019.
A forerunner in embracing the UN SDGs, Esther was conferred 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact, is a signatory for the UNGC Caring for Climate network and is also a corporate member to the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network. She sits on the boards or advisory platforms of several organisations, including World Green Building Council, Global Reporting Initiative, GRESB Asian Real Estate Benchmark Committee and UNEP FI Real Estate Work Group.
She Chairs the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s Sustainability and ESG Committee, Co-Chairs the Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council and Vice-Chairs the Singapore Institute of Directors’ ESG Committee.
Owen Wee, Assistant Board Secretary, Singapore Green Building Council Principal Architect (Architecture), Surbana Jurong
Ar. Owen Wee has been working in the architecture field since graduating and has been involved in a wide range of projects that includes Master Planning, public housing, private housing and the NUS SDE4 Zero Energy Building.
Since joining Surbana International Consultants, Owen has worked on various projects in Singapore, including The Canopy, CleanTec One, Visionaire, etc. With his vast experience and knowledge in architecture and master planning, he won the SIA GOLD design award for his involvement in the Marina South Pier as well as BCA’s buildability award and BCA Barrier Free for his work for the Sengkang public housing project The Coris II.
Owen has taken on the task to drive sustainable design in Surbana since 2008. He is a Green Advocate and is a registered Green Mark AAP and Green Mark AP (FM). His drive towards sustainability design and construction has already borne fruit with some projects obtaining higher green building certifications as well as creating a design guide and setting minimum green targets for all projects. This drive has also resulted in more than 25,000 green homes designed in Singapore since 2008. Owen is currently focusing on developing zero energy buildings in the tropics.