This January, the National University of Singapore (NUS) completed the first net-zero energy building in Singapore.
A recent press release from the university describes the building’s launch and the many features that it uses to promote sustainability.
The new building, named SDE4 for its location within NUS’s School of Design and Environment (SDE), was built with a wide range of unique, innovative architectural features and design strategies. With its “well and green” focus, SDE4 prioritizes the comfort and productivity of its inhabitants while also being responsive to Singapore’s tropical climate in order to maintain net-zero energy consumption. SDE4’s energy management designs include a solar farm, hybrid cooling system, “floating boxes,” and other innovative features that maintain comfortable temperatures across its 6 floors and 8,588 square metres of research laboratories, design studios, classrooms, and common learning spaces. Its opening in January was also the beginning of the School of Design and Environment’s 50thanniversary.
SDE also has further plans for its “well and green” focus, including renovations for two existing buildings and the development of another, even more ambitious project than SDE4: another building that will, according to NUS’s press release, be “net-positive energy, net-zero water, wellness certified and low carbon construction.”
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