Singapore can save massive amounts of energy by modernising its existing building mass. Between 30 and 40 percent is a realistic possibility.
And Danfoss’ new Smart Buildings Training Centre in Singapore is busy paving the way for the change to happen. Since the opening late last year, more than 30 consultants, contractors, and installers have already participated in training here.
Johnny Lim, Mechanical, Engineering & Plumbing Consultant at Surbana Jurong, one of Singapore’s biggest infrastructure consultancy groups, says:
“In the centre, you can make adjustments to different system installations, so you understand the energy efficiency impact of Danfoss’ products. The centre does a good job demonstrating the possibilities.”
Singapore aims to have cut its CO2 emissions by 50 percent in 2050 – and wants to have realised a big chunk already in 2030 in the form of energy-savings in buildings.
Picture: Vinod Jethani, Regional Business Development Manager, is one of the Danfoss colleagues manning the centre. “Visitors’ keen interest and engagement while testing our solutions makes me feel great. Danfoss, have aimed to be a key part of the solution to the climate crisis, not the problem.” Left: Kien Khong,
“What visitors are most positive about is that they can try out for real what they have learned theoretically from PowerPoints and webinars. They come away with a thorough understanding of all the opportunities we have making our building mass much greener,” says Kien Khong.
Danish ambassador to Singapore Sandra Jensen Landi participated at the Smart Buildings Training Centre inauguration in late November. Left: Danfoss President, Asia Pacific Region, Niels Robert Arbjerg.
According to Danfoss President, Asia Pacific Region, Niels Robert Arbjerg, this makes good sense as Singapore is one of the world’s most populated countries. About four fifths of the population lives in high-rise buildings – many of them 25+ years old.
“So, the potential for savings by replacing existing cooling, heating, and ventilation systems with more effective ones is huge. And this is exactly where we can step in. The possibilities are enormous.”
Cities account for 40 percent of all energy-use worldwide. So, governments, municipalities, and city planners have energy-savings in buildings high on their agenda.