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The enhanced GBIC has introduced two new initiatives, namely Product Prototyping and Design Prototyping, dedicated to bridging the gap between Research & Innovation (R&I) and application to actual building projects for wider adoption.
GBIC - PRODUCT PROTOTYPINGOverview
a) The company (inclusive of SMEs, start-ups, large local enterprises) and institute of higher learning (IHLs) / Research Institutes (RIs) must be registered and based in Singapore.
b) The technology must have a demand driver such as building owner or the industry partner who is committed to adopt the technology after the prototyping project.
d) The proposal must not have obtained similar funding from BCA or other public agencies.
The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
a) Novelty of technology / solution;
b) Impact on sustainable built environment (e.g. energy savings and occupant thermal comfort);
c) Degree of replicability and scalability, with potential to be commercialised; and
d) Competency and track record of the applicant and the project team
The amount of funding is up to 70% of the qualifying costs or up to S$500,000, whichever is lower, with project duration of up to two years.
Qualifying cost (with GST) will include:
a) Manpower-related costs;
b) Equipment, materials & consumables and software/apps;
c) Professional services;
d) Test-bedding cost inclusive of rental charges; and
e) Miscellaneous costs (i.e. cost for installing & dismantling of prototype before & after validation)
How to Apply
Before you apply, check that you have met all the criteria stated above. Download the #GBIC - Product Prototyping application form and prepare all the supporting documents and send the e-copy via email.
Please direct your enquires to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GBIC - DESIGN PROTOTYPING
The Design Prototype aims to encourage developers/building owners, consultants and key stakeholders such as facility management, potential users, to strive for SLE buildings by placing more emphasis at early design stage.
The outcomes of the Design Prototype should meet the following:
a) Technology analysis that recommends technologies and design solutions with potential energy savings of at least 20% better than the current best-in-class GM Platinum building:
b) Attain GM Super Low Energy (SLE) certification.
Once the outcomes of the Design Prototype are evaluated and accepted by the Evaluation Panel, the building owners may proceed to submit the GBIC Demonstration application where more details on the implementation details including the design strategies and technologies to be deployed to achieve GBIC-Demonstration criteria.
Detailed design report (including the simulation models) must be submitted to BCA. In addition, concise report must be submitted and shared with industry via the SLEB Smart Hub.
The proposal must meet the following criteria:
a) Development project must be sited in Singapore.
b) The development project should be in its preliminary concept design stage at the time of application.
c) Development project must be committed to proceed to large scale demonstration once the project is supported by GBIC–Demonstration funding.
d) Development project must be committed to obtain certification for Green Mark Super Low Energy and achieve at least 20% better than the current best-in-class GM Platinum building.
e) The development must not have obtained similar funding from BCA or other public agencies.
The project proposal will be evaluated based on the following guidelines:
a) Integrated design approach taken for the proposal to achieve SLE
b) Competency and track record of the design team assembled
c) Degree of replicability
d) Degree of novelty
The amount of funding is up to 70% of the qualifying costs or up to S$500,000, whichever is lower.
It supports engagement of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consultants to conduct collaborative design workshops and assist in simulation studies early in the project to achieve a breakthrough and optimal design for SLE buildings.
Qualifying costs, inclusive of GST (where applicable) cover the cost of engaging the Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consultants to carry out collaborative design workshops and assist in simulation studies early in the project.
Qualifying cost (with GST) will include:
a) Consultancy fees
b) Facility venue and logistical costs for design charrettes and workshop organisation
c) Professional fees (e.g. Modelling, simulation analysis, life cycle assessment analysis, pre-construction field/site survey, feasibility study, etc.)
d) Miscellaneous e.g. Transportation and accommodation for ESD consultants (if required to be flown in).
e) Detailed design report.
Funding support is up to 70% of the qualifying costs or up to S$500,000, whichever is lower.
How to Apply
Before you apply, check that you have met all the criteria stated above. Download the #GBIC - Design Prototyping application form and prepare all the supporting documents and send the e-copy via email.
Please direct your enquires to the following email addresses: email@example.com.
 The development is either a new or an existing (intending to undergo major retrofitting) private or public building.
 Integrated design approach is a collaborative process that focuses on the design, construction, operation and occupancy of high performance buildings over its complete life cycle.
 Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consultants have extensive experience in energy auditing, implementing energy efficient measures in buildings, and performing in-depth computer simulation for buildings and a thorough understanding of the design process