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Singapore to build first zero energy building

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 7, 2007

It might not look too inspiring at the moment but a three-storey building in Braddell Road is about to blaze a new trail in the campaign for greener energy. The Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Academy opposite ComfortDelgro will harness the sun in an ambitious bid to be Singapore’s first zero-energy building, or ZEB.

A massive array of solar panels covering about 1,300 sq metres – almost half a football field and the biggest such installation in Southeast Asia – will be erected on the roof.

The $10 million retro-fitting project, unveiled by the BCA on Wednesday, will create a highly efficient building that produces as much energy as it consumes from renewable sources.

Over a typical year, its net energy consumption is expected to be zero. The building, which will also be a testbed for eco-technology, will be linked to a normal power grid and draw electricity if needed.

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2 Responses to “Singapore to build first zero energy building”

  1. the energy consumption is zero , why and what you mean by this ?

  2. jtsmyth8 said

    “a highly efficient building that produces as much energy as it consumes”
    As in the building will not consume energy from outside sources. It aims to be self sufficient. It will still consume energy but the net result (produced vs used) will be zero.

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