Envision Digital and ST Engineering have agreed to jointly build an end-to-end net zero carbon urban infrastructure solution for Singapore’s public and commercial sectors, as a contribution to the city’s Energy Reset Initiative under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which pushes for greener and sustainable commercial and industrial buildings.
In an MOU signed recently, both companies have committed six months to build 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.
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 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,” said Chew Men Leong, president and head of urban solutions at ST Engineering.
ST Engineering specialises in smart city solutions that help reduce energy consumption, reduce traffic congestion and improve waste management while its range of Conversion Services helps extend the life of aircraft, ships and vehicles. The company has offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., serving customers in more than 100 countries.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
Besides supporting Singapore’s target of achieving its long-term net zero emissions goal, both companies will also align with the city’s recently announced Virtually Unlimited economic agenda to seize growth opportunities from the growing global demand for decarbonisation technology solutions. Hence, the aim to eventually export their net zero carbon digital building solution to other countries.
“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. “With ambitious targets to increase renewables through its Green Plan 2030, Singapore has been forward-thinking in its approach toward its energy transition. This, coupled with local stakeholders’ desire to continuously co-create and experiment with innovative concepts, scenarios, technologies, and business models in actual living environments, bodes well for us and underscores the city-state’s rich potential to become an international leader in exporting sustainability software solutions.”
Based in Singapore, Envision Digital’s AIoT operating system currently connects and manages more than 200 gigawatts of energy assets globally. Driven by machine learning, its proprietary monitoring, advanced analytics, forecasting, and optimising applications provide actionable insights and reliable controls to better manage assets’ energy performance. It has a growing ecosystem of more than 360 customers and partners spans 10 industries and includes Accenture, Amazon Web Services, GovTech Singapore, Keppel Corporation, Microsoft, Nissan, PTT, Solarvest and Total.