Singapore: new digital energy monitoring portal for green commercial building tenants

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Property group City Developments (CDL) and Tuas Power Generation (Tuas Power) have jointly developed and launched a new digital energy monitoring portal for commercial tenants. This collaboration is the first of its kind between a property developer and an electricity retailer in Singapore.

The Automated Meter Reading (AMR) portal allows for precise billing based on real-time half-hourly consumption, and avoids manual reading of meters. The timely information will enable CDL’s commercial tenants to control and manage their energy usage more effectively.

CDL said the AMR portal is part of its Green Lease Partnership Programme, which aims to engage, encourage and enable its commercial tenants to play a more proactive role in Singapore’s sustainable development agenda.

The AMR portal will be rolled out progressively across eight of CDL’s commercial buildings. These include City Square Mall, Central Mall, Fuji Xerox Towers, King’s Centre, Manulife Centre, Republic Plaza, Tampines Concourse and Tampines Grande.

The initiative is in line with the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) 3rd Green Building Masterplan. Launched in September this year, the Masterplan aims to drive conscious energy monitoring and engage commercial tenants in best practices to lower energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Dr John Keung, BCA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “In Singapore, the building sector consumes up to 38 per cent of the nation’s electricity. To achieve our target of getting 80 per cent of our buildings Green Mark-certified by 2030, we are accelerating the ‘greening’ of existing buildings. Beyond focusing on the building infrastructure, we need building owners, facility managers, tenants and occupants to play a bigger role in the green building movement.”

 

Source: Channel News Asia

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