Can the built environment be part of the solution to climate change?

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36 per cent of global final energy consumption and 37 per cent of energy related CO2 emissions in 2020. We must rethink the way we design, build and operate our buildings to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C, preferably 1.5°C, this century, combating climate change and ensuring the well-being of building occupants and users. We need collective action from real estate developers, enterprises, government, and society to develop ground-breaking solutions for waste reduction, energy and water efficiency improvements, and healthy and safe buildings. 

The open call for the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC) 2022 has closed on 11 March 2022, thank you for your submissions! The global search for innovations that make buildings more climate-resilient and resource-efficient will see up to 10 outstanding innovations will be given an opportunity to pilot at selected CapitaLand properties around the world and up to S$50,000 to cover each pilot's costs. Three special recognition Awards’ winners (High Impact Award, Most Innovative Award and Carbon Action Hero Award) will each get additional S$50,000 to cover their pilots’ costs. Thank you for joining us for Demo Day on 20 July 2022, 2.30pm to 5.30pm (SGT)

Watch the Demo Day Replay here

"As a global sustainable real estate leader, CapitaLand plays an active role in shaping a climate-resilient built environment.

Our inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge was very well-received with innovative solutions submitted from all over the world. We are working on piloting select innovative solutions and once successful will scale them up across our global real estate portfolio.

Through CSXC 2022, we continue to take the lead in rallying the global community to catalyse new ideas to combat climate change. We are increasing our support for emerging innovations that can achieve our ambitious 2030 CapitaLand Sustainability Master Plan targets in order to make a sustainable impact for future generations."

~ Ms Lynette Leong, Chief Executive Officer, Environment, Social & Governance Funds & Stewardship, CapitaLand Investment 

Chief Executive Officer, Environment, Social & Governance Funds & Stewardship, CapitaLand Investment

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

As one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, CapitaLand places sustainability at the core of everything we do. Accelerating sustainability innovation and technology through our first global built environment-focused innovation challenge is one of our pathways to achieve our 2030 Sustainability Master Plan goals. Find out more about the CapitaLand 2030 Sustainability Master Plan here.

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge provides an opportunity for innovators to work with us in making buildings more climate-resilient and resource-efficient.


Open collaboration 

Access to both local and global markets with expert mentoring on strategy and approach.


Launch pilots

Pilot, test and implement innovations within CapitaLand's buildings located across more than 230 cities in over 30 countries, with project funding of up to S$50,000 per pilot.


Transform the built environment

Implement forward-looking solutions for shopping malls, offices, serviced residences and other asset classes of CapitaLand globally.


Low carbon transition

We are searching for solutions to reduce energy consumption intensity while ensuring thermal comfort for building occupants, and increase the adoption of renewable energy in our portfolio. 


Water conservation & resilience

With increasing water scarcity, flood risks and more intense rainfall, we are looking for solutions to adapt and mitigate against such risks and reduce our water intensity.


Waste management & circular economy

We seek a circular economy approach to keep products and materials in continual use and reduce waste. Submitted solutions should reduce our embodied carbon intensity, construction waste intensity and/or operational waste intensity.


Healthy & safe buildings

The indoor air quality of a building impacts the health and well-being of building occupants and users. We seek solutions to build up our capabilities to monitor, visualize and control indoor air quality.

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Past Events

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge 2022 Briefing Session (English)

Date: 19 Jan 2022 (Wed)
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm (GMT+8)
Venue: Virtual event

Watch recording here

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge 2022 Information Session (English)

Date: 21 Jan 2022 (Fri)
Time: 11am to 12.30pm (GMT+8)
Hosted by: Singapore Green Building Council
Venue: Virtual event

Registration for the event has closed.
Thank you for your participation!

CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge 2022 Briefing Session

Date: 8 Feb 2022 (Tue)
Time: 4pm to 5pm (GMT+8)
Hosted by: Nordic Innovation House
Venue: Virtual event
Note: This briefing is open specifically for Nordic companies.

Watch recording here