Singapore’s first “green” factory embraces environmentally friendly practices [News]
By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 17 Oct 2013.
Greenhub — Singapore’s first “green” factory — was officially opened on Thursday by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
Greenhub’s nondescript exterior belies the effort and the attention to detail that has gone into Singapore’s first green factory.
The factory embraces environmentally friendly processes all the way from its construction down to its daily operations.
Its self-tinting windows act as a natural cooler, regulating excess sunlight and heat.
There are also solar panels on the rooftop which help offset the office space’s annual energy consumption of 160,000 kilowatt-hours per year.
The excess electricity generated is sold off to Singapore Power.
It is also the first industrial building in Singapore to quantify its carbon footprint during the construction phase.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia