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Keppel Bay Tower certified as Singapore's first Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 3 min read
Keppel Bay Tower certified as Singapore's first Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building
The certification makes it the first commercial building in Singapore to achieve this accolade.
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Keppel Bay Tower, owned and operated by Keppel Land, has been certified as a Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), making it the first commercial building in Singapore to achieve this accolade.

The certification means the building must achieve a low energy use index (EUI) of less than 115 kWh/m2 per year, as well as have all of its energy consumption, including plug load, supplied from renewable sources, on-site and off-site.

“In line with Keppel’s Vision 2030, Keppel Land places sustainability at the heart of our strategy and operations. We are committed to doing our part in greening the built environment and are delighted by BCA’s recognition of Keppel Bay Tower as the first Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) commercial building in Singapore, which is an important affirmation of our efforts to leverage technological innovations to enhance the environmental performance of our buildings,” says Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel Land.

“We hope that this will pave the way for more zero energy commercial buildings in the years to come, and look forward to further pushing the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore and beyond,” Tan adds.

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In 2018, BCA awarded Keppel Land with a grant of up to $1.28 million under the Green Buildings Innovation Cluster (GBIC) programme to implement new and emerging energy-efficient technologies at Keppel Bay Tower.

The energy-efficient technologies that were piloted at Keppel Bay Tower include a highefficiency air distribution system, an innovative cooling tower water management system, integrated sensor technology to optimise fresh air intake, smart LED lighting solutions, and an intelligent building control system.

By February 2020, Keppel Land had achieved a reduction of 22.3% in annualised energy consumption of the building, exceeding its initial target of 20%. Following the successful pilot, some of these technologies, such as the high-efficiency air distribution system, are currently being replicated to the rest of the building.

Earlier in January 2020, Keppel Bay Tower became the first commercial development in Singapore to utilise renewable energy to power all its operations, including the offices of tenants in the building. The purchase of RECs, together with the installation of onsite PV panels at Keppel Bay Tower, will result in a reduction of over 2,400 tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.

Shares in Keppel Corp closed 1 cent higher or 0.2% up at $5.24 on Dec 8.

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