Building energy efficiency labeling programme in Singapore

Lee, Siew Eang and Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini 2008, Building energy efficiency labeling programme in Singapore, Energy policy, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 3982-3992, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.07.014.

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Title Building energy efficiency labeling programme in Singapore
Author(s) Lee, Siew Eang
Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini
Journal name Energy policy
Volume number 36
Issue number 10
Start page 3982
End page 3992
Total pages 11
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2008-10
ISSN 0301-4215
Keyword(s) labeling
energy efficiency
indoor environmental quality
Summary The use of electricity in buildings constitutes around 16% of Singapore's energy demand. In view of the fact that Singapore is an urban city with no rural base, which depends heavily on air-conditioning to cool its buildings all year round, the survival as a nation depends on its ability to excel economically. To incorporate energy efficiency measures is one of the key missions to ensure that the economy is sustainable. The recently launched building energy efficiency labelling programme is such an initiative. Buildings whose energy performance are among the nation's top 25% and maintain a healthy and productive indoor environment as well as uphold a minimum performance for different systems can qualify to attain the Energy Smart Office Label. Detailed methodologies of the labelling process as well as the performance standards are elaborated. The main strengths of this system namely a rigorous benchmarking database and an independent audit conducted by a private accredited Energy Service Company (ESCO) are highlighted. A few buildings were awarded the Energy Smart Office Label during the launching of the programme conducted in December 2005. The labeling of other types of buildings like hotels, schools, hospitals, etc. is ongoing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.07.014
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Elsevier Ltd
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