In 2013, Singapore Pools achieved the Green Mark GoldPLUS award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, for Singapore Pools Building. The Building was
re-certificated in November 2016.
Some green features of Singapore Pools Building include:
- Energy efficient T5 and LED lights for offices
and general areas.
- Motion-detection-lights in lift lobbies,
staircases and toilets, with lights switching off automatically when no
motion is detected.
- Light-sensitive lighting for areas along windows,
with lights switching off automatically when lighting level is sufficient
from natural sunlight.
- Lifts go into sleep mode during non-peak periods.
- Centralised air-conditioning system using chilled
- Enhancement to façade with double glazed glass to
reduce energy consumption for air-conditioning.
- Water-efficient basin taps and flushing system,
with NEWater used for cooling towers.
- Ultraviolet light in Air Handling Unit to improve
On 7 September 2017, Singapore Pools was awarded the Eco-Office Certification. This demonstrates Singapore Pools’ commitment to be an environmentally responsible organisation.
Project Eco-Office is an initiative by the Singapore Environment Council and City Developments Limited. It is launched in 2002 to encourage more offices to adopt sustainable practices through waste minimisation, and energy and water conservation to help businesses and staff enjoy greener and healthier environments.
Singapore Pools is committed to limiting its impact on the environment by optimising its business processes and use of resources. Some of the eco-office initiatives include a centralised waste disposal and recycling system and a ‘lights off’ initiative during lunch-time and after 7pm.
With this certification, Singapore Pools aims to further drive home the green message. Singapore Pools will continue to engage its staff and identify areas where its efforts can have the greatest impact.
Data Centres (DCs) consume huge amounts of energy, with electricity accounting for more than 50% of the operating expenditure in a typical DC in Singapore.
Singapore Pools’ DCs are however, designed to increase the efficiency of electricity usage for running IT equipment to cut energy consumption. Some of its “green” features include efficient cooling systems designed for hot and cold aisle containment deployment, energy-efficient lighting, and occupancy sensors for DC areas.
In recognition of its energy efficient Data Centres, Singapore Pools became one of the pioneer organisations in Singapore to achieve the Singapore Standard 564 (SS564) Green Data Centre Standard in 2013.
The SS564 was introduced by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to help organisations reduce the energy consumption and operating costs of DCs.
In Nov 2015, Singapore Pools passed the SS564 surveillance audit by demonstrating improvements in energy efficiency.