National Environmental Agency Singapore

National Environmental Agency - Singapore

Singapore government agency achieved 26% air-con energy savings in just 4 months

Background

As Singapore’s leading public organization spearheading environmental initiatives and programs, National Environmental Agency (NEA) has always sought to leverage technology for energy optimization and to showcase their commitment to sustainability.

Challenge

Despite their previous efforts to manually collect energy data and engage staff members, they are facing challenges quantifiable results. Their biggest challenge remained the inability to identify opportunities for improvement.

Solution

En-trak Energy was first deployed at their regional headquarter in Attap Valley Road in Singapore. Energy sensors and meters were installed to monitor energy consumption from HVAC, lighting and plug loads across their office in real-time.

Outcome

Within the first month of deployment, the system had uncovered abnormal overnight HVAC energy use caused by faulty components as well as significant overnight plug loads. By acting upon the suggestions provided by En-trak consultants, NEA reduced up to 26% of their 3/F air-conditioning energy use, and 16% of their total energy consumption year-on-year - equivalent to an average monthly reduction of 1,770 kWh. Moreover, the office also found significant productivity improvement in data collection and reporting as these are now automated by the system.

Now the organization continues to monitor their energy use through En-trak and hold monthly lunch-time workshops with their staff to share quantitative findings in hopes of encouraging energy saving.

About NEA

Formed on 1 July 2002, NEA is Singapore’s leading public organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment. The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programs through its partnership with the People, Public, and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.