Surbana Jurong commits to net-zero carbon buildings by 2050

Surbana Jurong, one of the largest infrastructure and urban design consultancies in Asia, announced that they have signed the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment on 5 June 2020.

A total of 96 global businesses, cities and states have supported the cause. The commitment will potentially reduce more than 3.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions collectively.

It challenges companies, cities states, and regions to reach net-zero operating emissions by 2030, and to advocate all buildings to be carbon neutral by 2050.

“We are taking accretive steps towards decarbonising buildings and structures that we design for clients as well as those we use for our operations. As a multidisciplinary consultant specialising in urbanisation, infrastructure and managed services, Surbana Jurong is able to provide comprehensive solutions for sustainability at every phase of a project lifecycle. Taken together as a part of an integrated design, these solutions are aimed at accelerating the adoption of affordable and effective sustainability practices,” said Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong.

Surbana Jurong will develop and implement a decarbonisation roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030, as well as embark on sustainability reporting to demonstrate how energy performance is enhanced and carbon emission reduced in order to achieve the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. They have also worked on net-zero energy buildings such as the NUS School of Design and Environment 4 and the Mohawk College Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation.

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