In today’s uncertain economic environment and with increasing focus on the role that buildings play in the environment, landlords are faced with a number of difficult choices:
- Should they refurbish their older stock or try for en-bloc?
- Will decarbonising a building lead to higher rentals, or will it disrupt business-as-usual and lead to a loss of rental income?
- Should they act now wait for standards, and technology to evolve further?
- What are some of the tools and tech solutions available?
- What are some of the financing solutions available?
To bring about enhanced awareness on the decarbonisation process, cost, and financing options, REDAS in association with KPMG, Maybank, NUS & United World College of
South-East Asia (UWCSEA) has organized an industry workshop to explore these issues.
- The why and how of decarbonisation
- Financing options
- Tools and training to facilitate decarbonisation initiatives
- Case study on UWCSEA Campuses
Deven Chhaya – Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG in Singapore
Deven is Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG in Singapore and leads KPMG’s Infratech advisory practice in Singapore. He has more than 25 years’ industry experience and has led numerous transformation efforts in energy transition, technology and citizen services. More recently involved in laying the foundation for Energy Transition in the power sector across Asia Pacific. He specialises in business model innovation spurred due to net zero targets by public and private sector entities. His special interests are in the areas of Asset Reliability, Smart Grids, Renewable integration and new energy market dynamics.
Nicola Woodward – Partner, Property & Environmental Services, KPMG in Australia
Nicola is the Partner of KPMG responsible for the Property & Environmental Services team. This team provides technical support to clients across the asset lifecycle, including the preparation of vendor and purchaser technical due diligence reports, capital expenditure plans and condition audits, fixed asset management support and consulting across all property asset types.
Nicola is an experienced property consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the real estate
industry, advising clients on property transactions, capital allowances and tax depreciation,
asset management, capital expenditure and consulting on the property function within
organisations. Prior to joining KPMG in 2019, she worked in both large and small consulting
firms, in the public and private sectors, as well as running her own practice for more than 10
Chong Wee Keat – Head of Corporate Banking (Global Banking), Maybank Singapore Limited
Wee Yeat serves as Maybank Singapore’s Head of Corporate Banking (Global Banking), and brings with him over 20 years of experience in corporate lending, including structured and
specialised finance. His breath and depth of experience also includes structuring, arranging and providing infrastructure or project financing in the region, which covers a wide range of
Wee Yeat has led the team in his current role to achieve more than S$5 billion in
sustainability-linked loans. He has also successfully led and closed renewable or green energy
transactions, such as solar and wind projects in ASEAN. More recently, Wee Yeat’s work
focuses on developing projects and promoting financing efforts relating to decarbonisation
and energy transition.
Aman Singh Chauhan – Director of Campus(es) Development, United World College of South-East Asia
Aman is passionate about initiatives supporting Climate Change and talks about the power of small and progressive change to transform built environments. With close to two decades of work experience in building strategic partnerships, running effective operations and stakeholder management he loves to share his thoughts about the role of Education with curated system thinking and navigating the VUCA world with simplicity in mind. He is currently serving United World College of South-East Asia campuses in the capacity of Director of Campus(es) Development.
Andre Yew – Research Associate, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
Andre joined the Energy and Environment Division as a Research Associate in September 2022, and his research interest is in lifecycle assessment and carbon accounting for the architecture & construction industry in Singapore. Currently his main research centres on the development of a lifecycle embodied carbon calculator for building mechanical and electrical services.
In addition to his international architecture and design experience from an earlier career, he came aboard with research experience in urban planning for ageing population at James Cook University- Singapore where he received in 2020 his Master of Planning & Urban Design degree, majoring in Sustainability and Disaster Resilience. He had also graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Architectural Lighting, and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design prior to his design career.