Singapore : Center for Sustainable Tropical Buildings

To develop cutting-edge expertise in designing energy efficient and sustainable buildings in a tropical climate, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment  inaugurated the Center of Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in Tropics (CiBEST) during a ceremony.

The Building aims to receive funding close to S$3 Million to build its capabilities. With JTC Corporation, Keppel Land, Microsoft Singapore, and S3 Innovate Pte Ltd, CiBEST also signed the MOU at the inauguration ceremony for the joint research in the areas of data analytic software, building energy efficiency, energy management and Smart Nation.

According to Professor Heng Chye Kiang, Dean of the NUS School of Design and Environment, the CiBEST establishment is a direct contribution of Singapore’s vision in becoming a ‘smart nation’ by integrating smart buildings and its facilities. The building will consolidate existing expertise under NUS’s Department of Building which includes building science and climatology, urban heat island and greenery, smart buildings, thermal comfort and indoor air quality, energy efficient air-conditioning and smart building materials.


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