Best Practices for Green and Gracious Builder – Green, Friendlier and Socially Responsible

Understand how to successfully implement the best green and gracious practices within the construction industry


Building and Construction Authority, Singapore (BCA)’s efforts at developing a sustainable built environment have gained sufficient momentum and been well accepted by the industry. Builders do contribute to environmental sustainability and environmental protection when they go green and adopt ‘friendlier’ construction site management and practices. It is also important for builders to be socially responsible to the environment, the neighbours and general public by gracious practices during construction. Hence the Green and Gracious Builder Scheme (GGBS) was introduced in February 2009 to raise the environmental consciousness and professionalism of builders.

The GGBS small and medium construction (SMC) was introduced in April 2014 to encourage SMC firms to work in a smart and responsible manner. GGBS is also a benchmark of a builder’s corporate social responsibility to the environment and the general public. To stay relevant with the dynamics of the industry, GGBS version 2.1 was introduced in October 2016


Course Objective

This course aims to equip the participants with knowledge to implement and improve their green and gracious practices based on the latest requirements of GGBS version 2.1. This course will help participants gain information regarding the successful implementation of best green and gracious practices.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to GGBS and GGBS (SMC)

  • Key features of GGBS v2.1

  • Planning and implementing GGBS

  • Examples of best green and gracious practices

  • Guidelines on preparing for GGBS assessment

  • How to maintain and improve your GGBS

  • Examples of innovation and exemplary practices


Who should attend?

  • Builders

  • Project Managers

  • Site Supervisors

  • Resident Engineers

  • Resident Technical Officers

  • Environmental control Officer

  • ECO Ambassadors


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $218.00

CIJC Member Fee: $272.50

Non-Member Fee: $272.50


Trainer Profile

N. Venkataraman

Ph.D, B.Engg, M.Sc, ACTA, WSHO, ECO, GMM, SCMC, CAPM, Accredited Auditor/Trainer by MOM, ISO

Mr N. Venkataraman is the principal Consultant with Fides Global Pte Ltd. He has vast experience in manufacturing, construction and consultancy sectors focusing on QEHS engineering and management. He has assisted many companies in getting their system developed, certified and sustained to quality, energy, environment, safety and health management system. His practical approach has helped companies to improve their corporate image and QEHS performances especially to Green and Gracious and Sustainability. He has trained, audited and advised many companies including construction companies.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 4.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.



SDU: 2 Units

PDU: 4 Units

CET: 4 Hours

CPAS: 4 Units

ECO(SCS) Licence Renewal Course


Course Brochure

Best Practices for Green and Gracious Builder – Green, Friendlier and Socially Responsible



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email

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