The Future of Zero-Carbon: from Buildings to Products and Logistics

The programme introduces the high-level concepts and strategies that drive zero-carbon buildings, looking at both embodied and operational carbon. Global case studies will be analysed, and discussions will be held to contextualise them to Singapore standards.

Course Details

Course Date: 
Not available

1 Day


Who Should Attend

C-suite executives/ Middle to Senior Management

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  1. Introduce participants to key concepts and challenges for Net-Zero Carbon

  2. To familiarise participants with sustainability reporting requirements

  3. Push participants to start engaging in Zero Carbon initiatives

Programme Structure
  • Overview of Net-Zero and challenges to achieve Net-Zero 

  • Sustainability reporting 

  • Case-study of methods other organisations are using to achieve Net-Zero

  • Q&A Discussion/Summary 

  • Sustainable supply chains and transport for healthcare

    • Decarbonising healthcare’s supply chain
    • Reducing transport emissions
    • Guidance on developing a sustainable transport plan and a low-emissions procurement policy
  • Discussion/Summary

Online Quiz

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 

The concise version of this course (9am—12pm) is available for S$600. (Non-funded).



Professor Tai Lee Siang
Deputy President-Designate and Head of Pillar, Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) Director, DesignZ, and Programme Director, Design and Artificial Intelligence, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Lee Siang graduated with honours from NUS in 1987 and has practiced as an architect and urban planner since 1990. He started his career as an urban designer with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 1990. Subsequently, he joined DP Architects in 1992 and became a partner in 2000. Between 2011 to 2016, Lee Siang joined Ong&Ong Group, a multi-discipline design firm as Group Managing Director. In 2018, Building & Construction Authority invited Lee Siang to assume the position of Executive Director, BuildSG to spearhead industry engagement. His role was expanded to include Communication and Engagement in 2020. In 2021, Lee Siang is appointed by Singapore University of Technology & Design to be the Head of Pillar, Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD).
Lee Siang is most passionate about voluntary works on the NGOs fronts. In the 10 years between 2007 and 2018, he was elected president for 3 trade associations and chairman for 1 global NGO. The organisations are :

  • ​Singapore Institute of Architects, President 2007 – 2009
  • Singapore Green Building Council, President 2011 – 2013
  • Design Business Chamber Singapore, President 2012 – 2016
  • World Green Building Council, Chairman 2016 – 2018

 A key initiative started during Lee Siang’s term as WorldGBC Chair is the Advancing Net Zero movement that results in the increasing adoption of Net Zero Buildings worldwide.


Adjunct Associate Professor Lynette Cheah
Engineering Systems and Design

Lynette Cheah is a Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and an adjunct faculty at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She directs the Sustainable Urban Mobility research laboratory, which develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology and served as Review Editor for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. She received her PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT and master’s in management science from Stanford University.


Assistant Professor Frederick Peter Ortner 
Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Peter is Assistant Professor and MArch and PhD Coordinator for Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD. His research leverages computational techniques to create sustainable architecture and urban design. His current research introduces optimisation into the process of design for circularity, augmenting the ability of the architect to contribute to zero-waste, carbon neutral cities. Predicting urban metabolism data for urban design scenarios is another on-going research pursuit. In recent research, he has applied computational design to challenges of urban resilience and automated mobility. His doctoral research built on insights from critical data studies and computational design to elucidate the changing role of architecture and architect in complex, data-driven urban systems.
Peter received a PhD from EPFL where his doctoral thesis was nominated for the EPFL and City of Lausanne prizes. At EPFL he was a collaborator with Media x Design Lab, a cross-disciplinary team of designers and computer scientists. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University where he was recipient of the Faculty Design Award, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude with distinction in Architecture from Yale University. He has practiced architecture in the United States and Switzerland.


Dr Zheng Kai
Lecturer, Architecture and Sustainable Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Zheng Kai is a Lecturer in the Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar at SUTD. He obtained his Doctoral and Bachelor’s degrees from the National University of Singapore. His work investigates how evaporative cooling can be deployed in building design to achieve Thermal Comfort for the Tropics and his interests also lie in how architectural energy systems can work in synergy. Other works also include pandemic resilient architecture and systems to improve Building Wellness and health. He is an Accredited Professional for the BCA Green Mark and the WELL Building Standard (IWBI).


Mr Mulla Faiz Nazir Ahmed
PhD student, support faculty to Assistant Professor Federick Peter Ortner
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

SUTD will have to claim the full course fee from participant who is unable to fulfil the SSG funding requirements stated below.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

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