Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses


Green Construction, Healthy Environments & Energy Efficiency

» Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board


Building and construction work is responsible for major depletions of natural resources, a consumer of non-renewable resources, a substantial source of waste, a polluter of air and water, and a major contributor to land dereliction and the loss of biodiversity.

Sustainable/Green buildings involve responsible creation and management of healthy environments with emphasis on resource efficiency, ecological principles and environmental protection. Sustainable initiatives implemented throughout the building life cycle will yield financial and physical benefits to occupiers, owners and investors. Consumers/Users and stakeholders are also increasingly demanding ecologically sensitive products and socially responsible investments.

Sustainable buildings lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water consumption. Singapore’s recent accession to the Kyoto Protocol, which commits signatory countries to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, will provide impetus for the industry to go ‘green’.


Sustainability should be viewed as a process and not just a goal. The course will provide knowledge and understanding of Sustainable/Green processes and practices in the building lifecycle, with emphasis on:

  • Green Designs and Features
  • Eco-Materials and Systems
  • Energy Management
  • Building Operation and Management

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Sustainable-Green Buildings
    • Concept and Drivers
    • Parameters and Measures
    • Green Mark and Labeling
  • Green Designs
    • Green Design Factors
    • Life Cycle Performance Design Factors
  • Materials and Systems
    • Materials
    • Improving Building Envelope Systems Performance
    • Upgrading and Re-using Existing Buildings
  • Energy Management
    • Greening of Existing (Non-Residential) & Super Low Energy (SLE) Buildings
    • Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Strategies
    • Verification of Savings for Energy Efficient Projects (EEP)
    • Case Studies
    • Observations & Conclusions
  • Building Operation and Maintenance
    • Overview
    • Indoor Environmental Issues
    • Maintenance Management
    • Building Audits


Er. Patrick Foong Keng Yuen
Er. Patrick Foong is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, Registered Inspector (M&E) for Fire Safety and a Qualified Energy Services Specialist. A substantial part of Er. Foong’s 32-year career was in the transforming of commercial and office buildings into energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable ones. Having worked as owner’s representative, designer, facilities manager and energy consultant, Er. Foong fully appreciates what the stakeholders need and the difficulties they encounter in taking the “quantum leap” to go green. Currently, he helms an accredited energy services company (ESCO), providing energy auditing & green consultancy, funds energy performance contracting solutions and distribution of eco-friendly products to the building industry.

Er. Hui Beng Hong, PBM MSc Fire Safety Engg, BEng (Mech), CEng, FIES, RI (Mech)

Er. Hui is the Principal of Appelles Consulting Engineers and has been an M&E consultant for more than 25 years. He has acquired a wealth of experience in all aspects of Building Services across many building types. Amongst the services he offers include project management, supervision, inspection, testing and commissioning of the complete range of M & E Engineering Systems and Services.

Dr Quah Lee Kiang FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.


Wednesday 29 Nov 2023


Option 1 (Face-to-Face)

Venue: Unit #04-08, Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Option 2 (Live Streaming via RECC Elearning Portal)

Username and password will be assigned on receipt of registration and course fees


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

RECC is pleased to inform that course fee funding of $112.50 per person is available from e2i, subject to terms and conditions being met. Please enquire for further details.

In addition, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


The course has been approved for 7 PDU units under the PE Board Continuing Professional Development programme. Attendance certificates will be issued; they may also be suitable for meeting the CPD requirements of other relevant professional bodies not operating a CPD course accreditation system.


The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others


Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg


It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.



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