Singapore : SMU wins ASEAN Award for energy efficiency


After being awarded the “Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award – Institutional sub-category” by Singapore Green Building Council and the Building and Construction Authority in early September 2016, Singapore Management University (SMU) has just received the ASEAN Best Practices Award for Energy Efficient Buildings (Retrofitted Building Category) at the ASEAN Energy Awards 2016 in Myanmar.

The award was handed to Mr. Goh Thiang Hock, Director of SMU Office of Facilities Management (OFM) from H.E Viraphonh Viravong, Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines. Mr Goh explains that SMU aims to promote regional cooperation on energy efficiency and profile the efforts of the private sector in energy management.

During the event, Mr. Goh gave his appreciation to Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority for giving the advice and incentive grants needed for SMU to excel in sustainability efforts.

The building had retrofitted its central chilled water, enabling it to improve efficiency by 34% from the average efficiency.It was stated that this was the first time SMU has received the regional award for energy management.

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