Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the region’s green building market, and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition, return this September to advance the vision of a digital-first future for the industry. As ASEAN ministers convene for a Special Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change on 10 July, BEX and MCE Asia will highlight the industry’s latest efforts and developments that will help advance climate change action for the region.
Held as part of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), BEX Asia, together with co-located events MCE Asia and the annual International Green Building Conference (IGBC), will gather together more than 12,000 professionals, thought leaders and policy makers from across the building industry.
In the lead-up to the events in Singapore this year, a complementary seminar was conducted in Manila, Philippines today. Themed “The Philippines: Green Cities in the Making” the seminar featured a stellar lineup of speakers to discuss the green buildings landscape in the Philippines, trends shaping its transformation as well as challenges and opportunities for players. The seminar also discussed related topics such as green architecture and energy efficiency, two important drivers for the country’s sustainable growth.
With the Philippines being one of five countries in the world facing the highest risks from climate change, the country is now pushing for more green building projects. For example, in Pampanga, the Bureau of Internal Revenue Region 4 (BIR RR4) aims to set a new trend with the construction of the first government green buildings. This year, the BIR has recorded benefits from the move, reaping savings from its eco-friendly building initiatives . Other parts of Philippines such as Quezon City, is also giving tax credits and discounts to land developers and planners with environment-friendly design and construction standards per the Green Building Ordinance of 2009.
“Critical environmental issues continue to aggravate at an alarming scale in the Philippines. Buildings account for 36 percent of the national energy consumption, so there is a clear need to continue pushing for sustainable and greener architecture for both businesses and homeowners. As an industry, we must keep up-to-date with the latest innovation and best practices in green buildings and energy efficiency from around the world as we continue to push for change in our buildings landscape,” commented Eduardo A. Manahan, Chairman of the Building Owners and Managers Association of the Philippines.
Technology accelerates the shift towards sustainable cities
With smart cities a key trend in Southeast Asia, BEX and MCE Asia 2018 are adding a new feature on Smart Buildings & Automation. The exhibition will showcase the latest technologies ranging from energy management systems, automatic controls, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, smart grids and leading-edge security systems, and will include prominent brands such as Delta Energy, ebm-papst, Marko Tack, Overkiz and Tridium.
“The path to sustainable development is a multi-concerted effort that requires industry players to come together to develop complete solutions interfacing major disciplines that will truly impact society. Technology will amplify the efforts of all players, big and small, and make it easier for anyone to take part in the sustainability movement. The Smart Buildings and Automation showcase is the ideal platform for the cross-pollination of ideas needed to drive the conversation. We are looking forward to demonstrating our secure and convenient access solutions and interacting with other industry leaders,” said Glutz General Manager Peter Latscha.
Following the success of the Future Home last year, Surbana Jurong Consultants will be returning to BEX with a curated exhibit titled “City of ___”. The showcase aims to highlight how new technologies can shape the future of city-making and influence lifestyles to move people to a low-carbon, inclusive and environmentally resilient future.
In all, more than 450 companies from across the globe will exhibit their innovations. BEX and MCE Asia will also devote pavilions for cutting-edge innovations from China, Germany, Italy, Japan and Taiwan.
BEX Asia 2018: Propelling conversations for a sustainable future
Now in its 11th edition, BEX Asia continues to break new ground in the green building development space. The exhibition gathers some of Asia Pacific’s most influential thought leaders to network, share knowledge and inspire the development of leading green building strategies and technologies.
Visitors at the show can also look forward to exciting building innovations such as the wide range of fire shutters and flood protection barriers solution from Delta Technology. These solutions aim to protect building properties and saves lives during disasters and emergencies.
“Given the evolving landscape, BEX Asia helps us remain at the forefront of these changing times. Technology has the potential to replace most manual work throughout the engineering and construction value chain, but for that to happen, a dialogue must take place across the entire industry. We are excited to be able to contribute to this conversation at BEX,” added Johnathan Chan, business development manager at Lian Wang.
Returning brands and new companies at BEX Asia 2018 include AGC, Agsitech, Big Ass Fans, Dalian Allied Nanotech, Merawood, Millenium 3 Building Products, NAKA Corporation, Shandong Weihua Glass, The Floor Gallery.
MCE Asia 2018: Helping the industry take the leap to energy efficiency
MCE Asia, the Asian edition of Europe’s longest-running trade exhibition for environmentally friendly comfort technology, enables the sharing of best practices and solutions in the four sectors of cooling, water, and renewable energy and heating.
State-of-the-art solutions at the show include Amptec’s robotic duct-cleaners, which tap on dry ice blasting technology from technology partners to clean and maintain ducts and vents while cutting down on time and resources and resolving Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The investment in technology tackles the lack of manpower, a long-standing concern of the industry, and shows the way forward for other small and mid-sized firms.
Leaders such as Daikin and Panasonic will also showcase their latest innovations alongside first-time exhibitors Closecomfort, Ipee, LYS Energy and MayAir.
“For over 40 years, we have focused on providing quality materials for the world’s build industry. Over the years, we have successfully harnessed technology from the best in the world to enhance our products, such as the Quadra Surface – Sintered Slab. BEX and MCE Asia are important platforms for us to connect with players and thought leaders in the region, as we continue to grow and innovate, and we look forward to being in Singapore in September,” said Andrian Tanoto, Export Manager, Quadra Indonesia.
Fostering green discussions
Running concurrently with BEX Asia is the complimentary three-day Green View seminar, which showcases best practices, latest research and deep insights on sustainable building innovations. The curated seminars aim to help industry practitioners gain a better understanding of topics such as architectural and façade solutions, smart building applications and systems, and green building design and innovative features.
The seminars include:
• “Icon versus Sensual Architecture” by Keith Brewis, Managing Partner, International Operations at Grimshaw
• “Future Trends and Best Practices for Smart Buildings” by Scott Dunn, Vice President, Southeast Asia at AECOM
Another complimentary three-day seminar, Mostra Xchange seminar, lets industry leaders and end-users network and exchange ideas on energy-efficient HVAC-R, sanitary, plumbing and solar energy implementation across various use cases in industrial plants, commercial and residential buildings.
Seminar highlights include:
• “Solar Ready’ Rooftops for New Buildings” by Samridh Goyal, Founder and CEO at Solar Horizon Pte Ltd
• “Making your Buildings Smarter and Maximizing Energy Savings through Collective Intelligence” by Akua Sampson, Head of Sales and Business Development, Emissions Consult, Emissions Consult, LLC
The IGBC, a co-located event, is the premier green building conference for thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners in the built environment sector. This year’s theme, “Build Green: Build Smart. Build Communities,” will rally stakeholders to come together as a community to help drive the green building agenda.
Featured speakers include:
• Simon Sturgis, Managing Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP, United Kingdom
• Sun Ying, Vice President, China Construction Technology Consulting Co. Ltd, China
• Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited, Hong Kong
“As the conversation evolves to include the emerging use of technology, MCE and BEX Asia are well-positioned to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices needed to meet the needs of the industry. There continues to be a groundswell of support for greater ownership in the climate change battle, prompting players along the entire value chain – architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, and tenants – to come together to holistically address the issue of sustainability and chart the way forward,” commented Louise Chua, Project Director, Reed Exhibitions, on the progress of BEX and MCE Asia.