You have booked a meeting room in NUS’ SDE4 where the rooms have their lights and cooling system powered down by default. As you enter the meeting room at the allocated time, you find that the room has been cooled at just the right temperature, comfortable for all attending the meeting.
SDE4 has been awarded the Green Mark 2021 in Operation Platinum Positive Energy Award
Occupant thermal comfort in an indoor environment does not have to come at the expense of the environment, as SDE4 has demonstrated. The highly energy efficient building at the top of Architecture Drive was recently accorded the Building Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark (GM) 2021 in Operation Platinum Positive Energy Award. This honour goes to signify that SDE4 is a best-in-class energy performing building with at least 115 per cent of its energy consumption supplied from renewable solar energy on its rooftop – a step up from the BCA’s GM Platinum Zero Energy certification that SDE4 attained in 2019.
“In decarbonising our campus towards carbon neutrality, reducing energy demand and minimising wastage is imperative, apart from passive design and active strategies. With SDE4 achieving Positive Energy status, we hope it will inspire other building owners and users to achieve the same and reduce their energy use in the fight against climate change,” said Mr Koh Yan Leng, NUS Vice President (Campus Infrastructure).