Example 5. BCA Skylab in Singapore.

“The BCA SkyLab is a state-of-the-art rotatable test facility pivotal to developing innovative energy efficient building technologies. The facility is modelled after the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s FLEXLAB (Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings) [17] .”

Developing and test-bedding new sustainable building technologies from university researchers and industry partnerships is the purpose of the facility, but at the core of the project is an integrated approach to connect technology development to both economic and governance feasibility and development. As a first point, these types of projects in Singapore are part of visible, publicly legitimized, and government supported sustainable building initiatives, including the way they share and showcases new developments, products, and building processes.

The industry and collaborative aspects are examples of a process5 to facilitate commercialization and market development coincident with technology development phases [18] . But further, projects are now being created that include policy and law researchers to consider from early stages requirements for new legislation, institutional capacity, or rules needed for eventual technology adoption and successful project implementation [18] . Singapore is creating fully integrated and connected approaches, including input from and feedback into law, policy, and planning, for its sustainable building programs.