HDB Centre of Building Research with EDF Lab Singapore

Energy/Infrastructure , Research & Innovation, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Date and Time: 
30 Jan 2018
09:45 to 12:00
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 09:45 to 12:00
HDB Center of Building Research 10, Woodlands Avenue 8 738973 Singapore - Stop with bus 169 at “Givaudan S’pore”
Registration Dates: 
12 Dec 2017
29 Jan 2018

The Housing Development Board (HDB) is Singapore's public housing authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development. HDB takes pride in creating homes and towns that form a quality living environment for the young and old. The Centre of Building Research (CBR) is HDB’s Master Laboratory.


Set up in 2009, it spearheads its R&D efforts in building and environmental sustainability, while nurturing new technologies for future generations of public housing.



The CBR focuses its R&D initiatives on 5 areas, which are aligned with our ‘Roadmap to Better Living’ for building ‘Sustainable Towns’:

  • Energy: reduce overall energy consumption in towns and drive the adoption of renewable and clean energy sources
  • Urban Greenery: create a conducive living environment for residents through innovative greening solutions
  • Living Environment: create a high-quality sustainable urban living for all
  • Waste & Water: research into more efficient waste and water management solutions
  • Building Technology: achieve high quality housing and increase productivity in design and construction


EDF, a world’s leading electricity company, is aiming at speeding up innovation for the cities of tomorrow with innovations in energy efficiency in buildings, new low carbon uses of energy, smart grids, renewable energy, electric mobility and batteries.


In Singapore, the R&D branch of EDF Group has launched EDF Lab Singapore in 2014 to develop and explore solutions to help decision makers and developers achieve their vision of smart and sustainable cities. Working with the Singaporean government (HDB) and local universities (NUS, SUTD, SIT, ESSEC), EDF Lab Singapore is rooting a strong expertise adapted to the Singaporean and South East Asian context.


EDF Lab Singapore, with the support of the R&D in Europe, has developed a 3D simulation platform to help HDB assess the refurbishment and new development of HDB towns. This platform is now evolving with new functionalities as part of the recently launched New Urban Kampung project where HDB, together with SUTD and EDF will go a step further integrating Quality of Life assessment in the planning of HDB towns.




09:45 – 10:00

Arrival of the participants



10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and brief introduction to HDB and its Building & Research activities by Mr KOH Guan Bian, Deputy Director of Innovation & Technology Transfer Hub, Building & Research Institute, HDB



10:15 – 11:15

Visit of the Center of Building Research

Group A (20 pax)

Level 1: Storyboard

Level 1: Punggol and Greenprint Gallery

Level 3: Energy Lab

Level 4: Solar Garden


Group B (20pax)

Level 4: Solar Garden

Level 3: Energy Lab

Level 1: Punggol and Greenprint Gallery

Level 1: Storyboard


11:15 – 11:35

Presentation of EDF Lab Singapore and its collaboration with HDB by Mr Maxime CASSAT, Managing Director, EDF Lab Singapore
EDF will present the results of a fruitful collaboration with HDB:

- the development of the EDF simulation platform serving as a decision-making tool integrated in the urban planning process of HDB

- the recent launch of the New Urban Kampung project



11.35 – 11:50





End of the visit


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