Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will complete the transformation of their East Asia and Japan regional headquarters at Kallang Avenue into a carbon neutral building by the middle of next year.
This achievement will be six months ahead of the Kallang building’s original schedule of end 2020 and is made possible because of the use of smart building technologies and the Singapore Government’s liberalisation of the energy market that has seen the price of renewable energy becoming more affordable. Globally, the building will also be first among thousands of Schneider Electric buildings in the world to be carbon neutral. Schneider Electric is aiming to be carbon neutral and to fully run its buildings on renewable electricity by 2030.
The office building in Kallang has a total gross floor area of 18,500m², and houses 1,400 employees. It not only functions as office space, but also has an innovation hub. Schneider Electric officially opened this 25-year-old retrofitted building in March 2018. This smart and green building already has 3,000 connected internet of things points and is 100 per cent solar powered during daytime. For a building of this size, the Kallang building will be one of the first in Singapore to achieve carbon neutrality.