Future of Green Building: Global Megatrends

Future of Green Building: Global Megatrends

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The HEAD Foundation hosted a talk by Dr. Stellios Plainiotis on May 29, 2014 as part of its public lecture series. Dr. Stellios Plainiotis is one of Asia’s leading green building experts, and the founder and CEO of NEAPOLI, an environmental design and engineering firm.

As as expert in sustainable development and green design, Dr. Plainiotis shared with a roomful of architects, engineers, urban planners and attendees from other relevant fields on where he thought the global “megatrends” are heading for green building.

Dr. Plainiotis started by showing the growth of the green movement over the years, and the trend of green certification in its various categories. He also highlighted how the definitions of green design have been changing in recent years, and how the market has evolved from a “push” movement to a “pull” one with accelerating market demand. Dr. Plainiotis went on to predict that the certification standard would gradually move from prescriptive compliance to performance compliance, bringing more robust and more tangible benefits to all stakeholders and the society in general.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.