Singapore to get its first zero-energy building by next yearJuly 5th, 2008 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 5 (DPA) Renovations to a research institute will turn the facility into Singapore’s first zero-energy building by next year, news reports said Saturday. Officials plan to cover the government-run BCA Academy with half a football field’s worth of solar panels.
“Hopefully, with a little help from heaven, there won’t be too many rainy days,” The Straits Times quoted National University of Singapore Professor Lee Siew Eang as saying.
The ultra-efficient institute is scheduled for completion next year, at the forefront of a drive to reduce power consumption and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the city-state.
Referring to homes and offices of the future, Lee said using renewable energy without improving efficiency would be futile.
He said daylight, natural ventilation and visitor-tracking systems will improve efficiency.
Tags: dpa, eang, efficiency, football field, forefront, greenhouse gas emissions, help from heaven, national university of singapore, natural ventilation, news reports, power consumption, professor lee, rainy days, renovations, solar panels, straits times, university of singapore, using renewable energy, zero energy