200 Braddell Road Singapore 579700
Building and Construction Authority
Tahir Foundation Connexion is envisioned to be a showcase of SMU’s spirit of innovation and experimentation. Fronted by SMU’s innovation team and academic researchers, the project aims to achieve Net Zero Energy (NZE) performance by applying a range of innovative technologies on air-conditioning, lighting, building control system, smart technologies.
The Tahir Foundation Connexion is projected to achieve an Energy Usage Intensity (EUI) of 58.6 kWh/m²/year (which is equivalent to a building Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of 45.5kWh/m²/year after normalisation). This represents a savings of more than 60% compared to the best in class buildings of its kind (Green Mark Platinum Office Buildings, with an EEI of 120-140kWh/m²/year). To address the challenge of achieving NZE for a mid-rise building in a densely built-up civic district, the Tahir Foundation Connexion plans to adopt an innovative design of solar veranda to generate sufficient electricity from a highly efficient PV system. With these energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, Tahir Foundation Connexion can attain a self-sufficient energy performance (PV generation of 530,092kWh /year vs. energy consumption of 526,900kWh/year), making the Tahir Foundation Connexion a mid-rise ZEB based on on-site renewable energy generation.
-Enhanced Building Envelope, ETTV = 26 W/m2
-Photovoltaic Array 100% Energy Creation
-Enhanced Passive Displacement Cooling (EPDC), 44% Energy Savings, Building is equipped 100% with EPDC which also reduces maintenance cost and saves 300m2 of GFA
-LED Lighting and Smart Control, 43% Energy Savings, Occupancy responsive automatic lighting control system
-Plug Load Management, 19% Energy Savings, Manage the plug load energy consumption by deployment of occupancy sensors and smart contactors
-Operation Centric Smart Control System for Energy Efficient Operation
-Converged Power System (CPS), 68% Energy Savings, Conventional UPS systems replaced by CPS also saves space, maintenance cost and reduces heat load
Estimated EUI 58.6 kWh/m2/year, 45% better Energy Performance than Green Mark (Platinum) Building