SCIENTIFIC PLANNING AND SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR LABORATORY INTENSIVE BUILDING: A CASE STUDY IN SINGAPORE
Keywords:Building rating system, building simulation, energy savings, high performance building, laboratory intensive building.
AbstractThis paper presents a case study of new multi-tenanted laboratory intensive building in Singapore with the target of energy savings at least 40% better than equivalent code-compliant building and surpasses Building Construction and Authority’s Green Mark Platinum building rating system. Scientific Planning and Support initiative was applied to this building to explore energy efficient strategies. Design charrette was conducted during initial stage to identify feasible, potential and cost-effective measures. Building stakeholders were actively involved throughout the design process, construction and operation to ensure the target can be achieved. Detailed modelling and simulation were performed throughout the design process to verify the proposed strategies. In addition, metering studies were carried out to benchmark office and lab plug load, while measurement study was conducted to verify energy savings through actual implementation device. The total building energy consumption is expected to reduce 44% compared to a code-compliant building on a yearly basis, being the first case study to demonstrate more than 40% energy savings in Singapore. This approach is proven to be the most effective solution to design and build a high performance lab building. It is hoped that the approach and energy efficient measures from this study could be replicable for other high performance building.
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