The MoU supports Singapore’s target of achieving its long-term net zero emissions goal
Envision Digital and ST Engineering have teamed to co-develop a digital building suite that could help serve as a model for establishing net zero carbon cities globally.
The Singaporean-based companies plan to build an end-to-end net zero carbon urban infrastructure solution for the public and commercial sectors, leveraging their shared strengths in digitalisation, AIoT and smart urban solutions.
The intention is that the fully integrated building suite will contribute to the Energy Reset initiative under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which aims to create greener commercial and industrial buildings and more sustainable towns and districts.
As part of the signed memorandum of understanding (MOU), both companies will commit to six months of joint development to build a cloud-based, integrated net zero carbon digital building suite that connects and facilitates real-time data flows across ST Engineering’s smart digital building solutions.
These include connected IoT sensors for smart lighting and indoor daylight harvesting, integrated security management systems, smart car park platforms, advanced crowd detection systems and data-driven facility management systems.
“Our collaboration with ST Engineering aligns with our net zero technology vision and urgency to solve mankind’s sustainability challenges. We are proud to create Singapore’s first fully integrated net zero carbon digital building suite, with the goal of it being the first of many in net zero carbon cities across the world,” said Michael Ding, executive director, Envision Group.
Where the ongoing Covid-19 situation has resulted in workforce disruption and employee safety concerns, the solution’s remote and autonomous management capabilities will enable buildings to continue to be operated reliably, efficiently and safely without human intervention, allowing urban infrastructure owners to optimise resource and asset deployment and conduct predictive maintenance, the partners claim.
“We are proud to create Singapore’s first fully integrated net zero carbon digital building suite, with the goal of it being the first of many in net zero carbon cities across the world”
The solution will also enable urban infrastructure owners to track their assets’ energy efficiency and carbon emissions over time, and easily orchestrate the use of power from smart renewable energy sources like rooftop solar, virtual power plants and electric vehicle (EV) charging points, to reduce reliance on electricity generated by fossil fuels.
“The demand for sustainable urban infrastructure solutions is set to grow as cities and organisations take urgent action to reduce their carbon footprint to move to a net zero carbon future. Our collaboration with Envision Digital will augment our smart digital building offerings with intelligent energy and carbon emission tracking and optimisation technologies, providing our customers with actionable insights to help them achieve their sustainability targets,” added Chew Men Leong, president/head, urban solutions at ST Engineering.
“Innovation is critical to achieving net zero carbon, and we are confident that this partnership will pave the way to novel solutions that will contribute to a more sustainable, resilient and brighter future.”
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