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NTU wins Platinum Award from BCA for sustainable design
Date:5/19/2011

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today receives the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for adopting best practices in environmental sustainability. The highest award presented to selected organisations each year, it is a recognition of NTU's commitment towards sustainability.

The award goes to NTU's School of Art, Design & Media (ADM), an iconic art piece in the centre of the 200-hectare green campus known for its lush foliage. The award is also timely as the school celebrated its second anniversary last month.

Receiving the award from Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development at the Resorts World, Sentosa this evening is Mr Chan Keng Luck, Acting Chief Building and Infrastructure Officer. The Green Mark Platinum Award is Singapore's nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The award is based on points earned for satisfying specific green building criteria.

The major areas of achievement for the ADM building were its energy savings of almost 120,000 kWh per year (enough to power 27 4-room HDB flats a year) and more than 1,170 cubic metres of water saved per annum (equivalent to the average water consumption of 5 4-room HDB flats a year), leading to lower operation and maintenance costs. The savings are due to the building's energy and water efficient features which include its high-efficient lights with motion and photo-cell sensors, retrofitted air-conditioning system as well as rainwater collection with rain sensors and irrigation system. The green roof and high performance glass as well as the use of carbon dioxide sensors in its air-handling units help to reduce energy used and maintain a healthy indoor air quality.

Commenting on the University's win, Mr Chan says, "The BCA Green Mark Platinum Award is an important recognition of NTU's commitment towards sustainability. The University has alre
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Contact: Feisal Abdul Rahman
feisalar@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6687
Nanyang Technological University
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