Keppel Bay Tower is the first commercial building in Singapore to achieve Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) certification (Photo: Keppel Land)

Keppel Bay Tower first commercial building to be certified with BCA

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Structure as well as Construction Authority (BCA) has actually certified Keppel Bay Tower as an Environment-friendly Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) structure, which means it has a low power usage index (EUI) of less than 115 kWh per sq m per year and also utilizes renewable resources of power both onsite as well as offsite.

It is the first commercial structure in Singapore to accomplish this award. In 2018, Keppel Land received a give off as much as $1.28 million under BCA’s Eco-friendly Buildings Development Collection (GBIC) program to carry out brand-new and also emerging energy-efficient technologies at Keppel Bay Tower. Solutions consist of a high-efficiency air distribution system, a cutting-edge cooling tower water administration system, and smart LED lighting.

By February, it had actually attained a decrease of 22.3% in annualized energy intake, exceeding its preliminary target of 20%. It has actually also set up photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of the 18-storey Keppel Bay Tower and the six-storey podium block, which will create a power yield of concerning 100,000 kWh per year.

Upon conclusion of these initiatives, Keppel Bay Tower’s annualized energy usage will certainly be less than 115 kWh/m per sq m per year, a reduction of over 30% from its 2017 Eco-friendly Mark Platinum degree, producing power financial savings of over 2.2 million kWh per year. This converts to set you back savings of approximately S$ 400,000 each year.

This is virtually 50% less contrasted to typical office buildings in Singapore. The remaining energy usage will certainly be offset through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certifications (RECs) through Keppel Land’s power retailer, Keppel Electric, which are generated from PV panels mounted at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s lawns in Singapore.

In January, Keppel Bay Tower became the very first commercial growth in Singapore to use renewable resources to power all its operations, consisting of the offices in the structure. The purchase of RECs, along with the installation of onsite PV panels at Keppel Bay Tower, will certainly result in a decrease of over 2,400 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Tan Swee Yiow, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Land, claims that Keppel’s Vision 2030 areas sustainability at the heart of Keppel Land’s technique and operations. He adds that the accreditation affirms Keppel Land’s ingenious efforts to boost the environmental performance of its structures.

Keppel Land likewise urges its occupants to adopt eco-friendly practices. All office tenants in Keppel Bay Tower signed green leases in 2015, which shows landlord as well as occupants’ commitment to offering energy-efficient, resource-efficient, and much healthier indoor rooms for its structure occupants. The green leases include the needs of the BCA-HPB Environment-friendly Mark (for Healthier Workplaces) Qualified criterion, which concentrates on the wellness as well as the health of building residents in green offices.

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