Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA)

Designed and built by CDL with industry partners in 2017, the SSA is the first major People, Public and Private (3P) ground-up initiative and zero-energy facility in Singapore dedicated to capacity building and thought leadership for climate action and the SDGs. It involves an extensive partnership with six government agencies and 15 industry and non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners.

As at 31 December 2023, the SSA has hosted over 970 sustainability-related training programmes and advocacy events, attracting close to 33,400 attendees. In 2023 alone, the academy had the privilege of hosting over 190 programmes, reaching out to over 5,600 participants from the 3P sectors – surpassing the SSA’s outreach compared to all previous years.

Strong partnerships have proven to contribute to environmental preservation and sustainable development through increased mobilisation of resources, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building. Growing collaboration among all sectors is required to achieve meaningful progress on global sustainability goals. Through engaging, educating and empowering communities, we can better build towards a climate-resilient future.

A hub for networking and the collective achievement of the UN SDGs, this BCA Green Mark Platinum facility provides a platform for industries, youths and the community to exchange knowledge and work on partnerships to actualise the goals outlined in the Singapore Green Plan 2030, in addition to the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

To submit your request to use the SSA, please complete the booking form.

In addition to using sustainably sourced materials certified by Nature’s Barcode System, the SSA also features 3,200 square feet of solar PV panels on its roof, generating 60,000 kWh per year.

  • SSA is an excellent resource in the heart of Singapore with its mandate to offering a venue, that walks the sustainability talk [being powered by solar, using sustainably timbre in the structure], to not-for-profit sustainable events so that they can take place seamlessly. Accolades to CDL for investing in a facility like SSA that has a mandate to support such events. The CDL team we worked with was proactive, helpful and truly committed to the cause of sustainability

    Lara Rath
    Director and Co-Founder, Secondsguru
  • The Built Environment Young Leaders Retreat 2018 held at the SSA would not have been a success without the generous support from CDL. We deeply appreciate the partnership and support for future initiatives. In line with SSA’s mission to promote a low carbon economy, resource efficiency and sustainable practices among the youths, we will continue with the strong partnership with CDL in engaging our youths for BuildSG initiatives.

    Ar. Tai Lee Siang
    Executive Director, BuildSG , Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
  • The venue encourages its users to think about resource use, low carbon solutions and circular economy while connecting people in a space with natural light and plenty of greenery

    Ria Coburn
    Associate Director, Global Initiatives
  • SSA is a great place for actors within the sustainable agenda to meet, mingle and share experiences across sectors and seniorities. The Danish Embassy has been extremely pleased to both host and join events at the venue.

    Magnus Mernild
    Head of Communications & Public Diplomacy, Royal Danish Embassy of Singapore
  • The SSA is a conveniently located eco training academy which has provided many groups a comfortable space to host our events. By providing such a physical infrastructure, it has allowed many groups to carry out our capacity building efforts to address climate change. Thank you SSA for the support!

    Nor Lastrina Hamid
    Co-Founder Singapore Youth for Climate Action
  • The space was perfect for this climate change related talk, and offered a cosy, conducive location for participants to discuss the subject as a collective group. It was a memorable night for all the right reasons! It was comfortable, and the temperature was just right.

    Olivia Choong
    Co-Founder, GreenDrinks (Singapore)
  • SSA is a beautifully designed space provided for groups and organisations working on causes in line with UN SDGs and Singapore’s national climate change efforts. It is an invaluable resource for us and we are very grateful for SSA’s support in such community efforts.

    Sue Ye
    Founder, Marine Stewards Singapore
  • The Embassy of Sweden applauds the SSA for its efforts to contribute to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future. Sweden is committed to Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and it is heartening to work with likeminded organisations like the SSA.

    Ms Helena Reitberger
    Counsellor and Deputy, Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden in Singapore
  • The SSA is a prime example of sustainability in practice, blending sound green building expertise and knowledge into a tangible symbol of environmental sustainability. More than just a building, the SSA is a hub from which sustainability knowledge flows, impacting organisations across the building and construction value chain and beyond.

    Er . Yvonne Soh
    Executive Director, Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
  • We are proud to be partnering CDL to host our delegates at the exemplary SSA. The SSA reflects our core efforts to support our members with effective social investments, and I look forward to collaborating further with the SSA to drive a movement toward greater awareness of the sustainability issues surrounding Singapore, Asia, and across the world.

    Ms Naina Subberwal Batra
    CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

The SSA is a collaboration between