Sustainability Innovations and Best Practices for Green Building

HP – SIM SkillsFuture Queen Bee Programme

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Category: Production



Course Overview

Energy consumption from commercial and industry building is one of the greatest financial expenditures for businesses. By incorporating sustainable practices into the management of buildings and facilities, businesses can achieve substantial cost savings and at the same time, make positive impact on the environment.

In this course, learners will understand what is a “Green Building” and using the framework of Plan, Execute and Reflect (Sustainable Manufacturing: Fixing The Factory Floor), they are able to identify, adapt and make improvements towards the 7 clusters of sustainability initiatives. This will lead learners to strike a balance approach in achieving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.

The 7 clusters of sustainability initiatives that will be explored and studied in-depth are:

  1. Water Management
  2. Energy Management
  3. Waste Management
  4. Indoor Environment Quality
  5. Urban Greenery
  6. Green Building Operations and Management
  7. Material Sourcing and Management in Green Buildings

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the various green building certification schemes
  • Explore real-life sustainability and business challenges
  • Learn hands-on how to assess and select opportunities in water, energy, and resource efficiency
  • Learn opportunities and pitfalls in the process of improving the sustainability of green building
  • Establish a sustainability roadmap for their buildings and facilities

Who Is It For

  • Facility Managers
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Individuals in Managerial roles with a good understanding of building operations


Companies join in teams of 2 bringing a concrete business challenge/ product challenge with them


3 Days In-Person Classroom Training (24 Hours Including Assessment)


After the course, trainee who had fulfilled the course requirements of

  1. 75% class attendance and
  2. Attained a 80% competency for the assessment

Will receive a Certification of Achievement from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

About the Faculty

Chia Ming Hang, Lester

Lester began his career with the Housing & Development Board (HDB) as a researcher and engineer in the Smart Town Research and Planning Section and specializes in the area of clean energy and green buildings. During his 7 year stint with HDB, he oversaw the formulation and implementation of numerous programmes such as the SolarNova programme and Greenprint programme. He also published a paper in Elsevier on the Solar Capability Programme for Public Housing and won several awards such as the Singapore Energy Awards (Singapore) and Energy Globe Award (Austria).

Lester is currently a 2nd generation business owner and engineering director in his company leading infrastructure projects in the oil & gas, energy, and biomedical sector. He has consulted for and worked with clients such as National Cancer Centre Singapore, Shell, General Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens AG.

He graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Master of Business (MBA) from the same university. He also holds a graduate diploma in International Trading from Singapore Management University (SMU) and Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) and is currently a trainer with Intangibles Consultancy Pte Ltd.

Course Runs

28 to 20 August 2024
15 to 17 May 2024

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,950.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $52.65
GST payable for others: $175.50

Fees Payable (after GST)
1. Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above (individual or company-sponsored)1

up to 90% SkillsFuture Funding
2. Singapore Citizens aged below 40 (individual or company-sponsored)

up to 70% SkillsFuture Funding
3. Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders (individual or company-sponsored)

up to 70% SkillsFuture Funding
4. SME-sponsored2 Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders

up to 90% SkillsFuture Funding
5. Others (individual or company-sponsored)

full fees payable
*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 9% of the nett fee payable after baseline funding subsidy of 70%.

GST payable subjected to revision.

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here.