NUS School of Design & Environment 4 (NUS SDE4)
|Geographical coordinates||1° N, 104° E|
|Project Area||8,514 m2|
|Architect’s||Serie Architects & Multiply Architect|
|MEP & Architect of record||Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Energy Consultants||Transsolar Klima Engineering|
Located on a hillock within the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the six-storey SDE4 building is a new addition to the precinct. SDE4 is a living laboratory to demonstrate and explore human-centric approaches for integrated sustainable development.
SDE4 has achieved a zero/ positive energy balance through flexible design, an appropriate combination of passive measures, optimized active systems, solar energy generation, and a range of innovative building strategies. The objective was to improve occupant thermal comfort and well-being while reducing the carbon footprint of the building.
SDE4 gets 100% of its power through a solar farm on its roof which comprises of over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels which generate over 500 MWh of electricity per year.