Sustainability

Building Sustainability

Maximising the efficiency of resources used and minimising its impact on our natural environment and human health.

  • 01 Awards
  • 02 Energy Efficiency
  • 03 Water Efficiency
  • 04 Green Environment
  • 05 Green Mobility
01

Awards

BCA Award

The Heeren was awarded the BCA Green Mark Award (platinum) by the Building and Construction Authority in March 2011 for achieving a sustainable built environment by incorporating best practices in environmental design and construction as well as adopting green building technologies.

Year of Award for The Heeren

https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/gm2011.pdf
https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/gm2015.pdf
https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/gm2018.pdf

For information, BCA Green Mark Scheme was launched in 2005.

https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_buildings.html

PUB Award

The Heeren was awarded Water Efficient Building by PUB on 17 August 2010

02

Energy Efficiency

Chiller Initiatives
  • High efficiency chiller plant system with series counter flow and variable speed chiller arrangement.
  • Permanent measurement and verification instrumentation for the monitoring of chilled-water plant efficiency and heat balancing.
LED Lightings
  • The building is retrofitted with LED Lighting.
  • Motion sensor is extensively used to provide auto dim mode in the absence of motion detection.
Air Handling Unit (ahu)
Energy Valves
  • Early adopter of Energy Valves to monitor individual AHU cooling load.
Electronically-Commutated (EC) Fans
  • All AHU are fitted with Electronically-Commutated (EC) Fans for better efficiency.
03

Water Efficiency

NEWater
  • Use NEWater instead of Domestic water supply to Cooling Towers
Sprinkler System
  • Sprinkler drainage water is directed back to the building fire tank for reuse
Monitoring Meters
  • Installed private water meter and smart metering to monitor usage
04

Green Environment

Green Wall
  • Vertical green wall to reduce heat effect
Carbon Dioxide Sensor
  • Carbon Dioxide sensor to regulate demand for mechanical ventilaion
Recycling
  • Recycling bin and storage area for recyclable waste
Car Park System
  • Provision of car park guidance system
Environment Policy
  • Provision of green guide and environment policy
05

Green Mobility

Bicycle Parking
  • Sheltered bicycle parking
Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Parking lot for electric vehicle charging
Easy Access
  • Covered walkway and easy access to bus stop and taxi-stand