The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, a non-profit organisation and property developer, City Developments Limited have launched the Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA) today, August 5, 2016.
The SSA will be a major training and networking facility on sustainability, which aims to promote a low-carbon economy, resource efficiency, and sustainable practices among businesses and the community, particularly youths.
Another goal of the SSA is to promote partnerships among businesses, academics and even young people in the area of improving sustainability efforts and standards in the country.
The 4,300 sq ft (399.5 sq m) academy will also be a zero-energy building, generating enough energy to operate the building – with several green features including 3,230 sq ft (300 sq m) of solar panels.
In her speech at the academy’s launch at Tower Club in Republic Plaza, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor said that the project poses a great potential for the private sector to play a major role in the drive towards mitigating and adapting to the devastating effects of climate change.
The $2 million academy is projected to be completed by March 2017.