Cities of Love Awards for two of Surbana Jurong’s sustainability projects
Surbana Jurong’s Sustainability team has won two Merit awards at the inaugural Cities of Love Award (COLA). COLA is a Singapore movement that honours the sustainability efforts of individuals, businesses and communities.
The awards were given out to two Surbana Jurong projects under the environmental category: BCA SkyLab and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment Block 4. The BCA SkyLab project, which won Sustainability team leader Tan Szue Hann the Individual Award, was submitted as a design prototype for a state-of-the-art test laboratory for developing innovative, energy-efficient, sustainable building technologies. The COLA panel of judges, which included Tai Lee Siang, chairman of the World Green Building Council, recognised it for promoting innovation in sustainability.
The NUS School of Design and Environment Block 4 project, which won the team award, will be the first net zero-energy campus building in Singapore. The design of its architecture and engineering systems in the name of environmental sustainability caught the judges’ attention. Essentially, by providing a comfortable environment while consuming replaceable energy, it is slated to be a prototype of how hybrid cooling and renewable energy can become emblematic of future learning spaces in Singapore.