Yours Sustainably, Singapore

For organisations conscious of their carbon footprint, the Singapore Tourism Board has compiled a list of nearly 30 green venues and resources for MICE planners.

Singapore is known for being green due to its tree-lined thoroughfares, ubiquitous plants and public gardens in the middle of the city, but many might not be aware that the destination is green in the sustainable way too.

The sustainable Singapore journey begins upon arrival at Changi Airport, where the Changi Airport Group (CAG) is a proud recipient of the 2019 Apex Corporate Sustainability Award, and has committed to capping its emissions by 2030. These efforts have included replacing air conditioning fans with energy-efficient versions to reduce energy consumption, installing smart lighting across several terminals, and increasing its use of reclaimed wastewater by two-thirds.

Meetings venue Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, already a LEED-Platinum and ISO20121-certified venue, achieved carbon neutral status in 2020. It has invested in energy efficient infrastructure to ensure it continues to reduce its carbon footprint – for example, through an intelligent building management system that has helped save more than 7.4 million KWh of energy during its first eight years of use.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, a new eco-conscious concept from the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, opened in early 2021 with a host of new green features. These include an indoor garden, energy efficient windows, guestroom filtered water systems, solar panels and motion sensors to regulate energy use. A food waste management program also transforms kitchen scraps into fertilizer for the hotel’s garden.

The Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford have taken a step further by installing a rooftop aquaponics farm. The innovative installation allows the hotels to efficiently grow their own vegetables without pesticides and using far less water than traditional farming methods.

A sustainable future can be achieved when everyone works together. For organisations conscious of their carbon footprint, the Singapore Tourism Board has compiled a list of nearly 30 green venues and resources for MICE planners.

Singapore Tourism Board
Meliana Hamilton
P. 02 9290 2888
E. Meliana_Hamilton@stb.gov.sg

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