CapitaLand is Singapore’s first and largest listed business space and industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a portfolio diversified across five major segments of the business space and industrial property market. The Siemens Center, one of the properties owned by the company, is an office space with a gross floor area of 32,000 sqm. As an achor tenant, Siemens Pte Ltd is the Headquarter for Siemens within the ASEAN region and houses roughly 1,300 employees.
Considered the “heart” of a building’s HVAC system, particularly for larger buildings, chiller plant optimization is critical to achieving better building performance. Not only is the chiller plant the main source of cooling, but its power requirements make up a large amount of a building’s energy needs. As such, improving the chiller plant’s efficiency remains one of the top priorities for Facilities Management teams as they seek to improve avenues for optimal operations with minimal disruptions to their tenants.
CapitaLand was looking to upgrade the existing air-cooled chillers, which were outdated and inefficient. Furthermore, having two different plant rooms for the same facility was making operations difficult and cumbersome for the facility management team. The complex project had multiple challenges such as combining the facility cooling systems into a centralized plant. These were overcome by Siemens' innovative technologies.
The Smart Infrastructure team from Siemens provided a solution which helped enhance operations and reduce energy consumption. This was achieved through the installation of a new water-cooled chiller plant room package with Demand Flow™ optimization consisting of:
- Water-cooled magnetic bearing chillers
- New cooling towers and pumps
- Measurement, verification & optimization via the Navigator cloud-based platform
In addition, the energy consumption of The Siemens Center is linked to the Siemens’ Advanced Service Center (ASC). In so doing, the ASC is able to monitor the energy consumption of the buildings online in real time and make adjustments immediately where anomalies from target values are detected. Find out more about our Digital Services...
Siemens helped the customer address their core issues by designing an efficient centralized water-cooled chiller plant room that would assist in The Siemens Center meeting Singapore's Building Construction Authority (BCA)'s Green Mark GoldPlus status.
- 57% kW/RT improvement in chiller plant efficiency
- Exepected annual savings of SGD 200,000