21 Sep '11, 12am

Singapore wins big at energy awards

SINGAPORE - For their efforts to be environmentally sustainable, eight organisations received the ASEAN Energy Awards, making it the largest number bagged by Singapore since the Awards started in 2000. The Galen, an eight-year-old building in Singapore Science Park II, won in the Retrofitted Category, while the 30-year-old Ministry of Manpower (MOM) building emerged first runner-up. Business space solutions provider, Ascendas, which owns The Galen, spent S$3.5 million replacing its air-cooled chillers with four 600 refrigeration ton water-cooled centrifugal chiller plants with an efficiency of 0.56 kilowatts per refrigeration ton. As a result, the building now only generates 1,300 tons of carbon emission annually, from 4,000 tons before retrofitting. In addition, the building enjoys energy savings of 5,500 megawatt hours per year, which translates to an annual net utilitie...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110921-0000350/Si...

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