Jonathan Cheng, Deputy Director, Green Building Policy Department, BCA, Singapore

Jonathan Cheng is currently the Deputy Director of the Green Building Policy Department in BCA. He oversees the formulation and development of policies, such as the Green Building Masterplan, to promote green buildings in Singapore’s built environment. Key initiatives supporting this drive include mandating environmental sustainability standards in buildings, the Bonus Gross Floor Area (GFA) scheme for high performance buildings, and recently, a new S$50 million Green Mark Incentive Scheme for Existing Buildings and Premises targeting small and medium-sized enterprises and tenants.

Mr Cheng was previously with the Research Group in BCA and played a key role in the setting up the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC), an integrated research, development and demonstration (RD&D) hub within the BCA to establish platforms to demonstrate novel green building solutions to prepare for market adoption. Prior to this, he was also seconded to the National Research Foundation (NRF) from 2011 to 2013. In that time, he was involved in the planning and implementation of the S$300 million Energy National Innovation Challenge (Energy NIC), a key initiative under the NRF’s 2015 Strategic Plan to bring about significant changes in Singapore’s energy landscape in a whole-of-government effort.