Held at University Town from 29 to 30 August 2017, the sustainABLE NUS Showcase was NUS’ inaugural event to highlight actions that the University is taking to transform NUS into a greener campus, as well as the University’s efforts in research and education to meet sustainability challenges of today and the future. Organised by the Office of Environmental Sustainability, with support from the Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology) and the School of Design and Environment, the Showcase aimed to inspire, educate and allow the NUS community to explore current and real-life sustainability possibilities.
Sustainability in Operations: (L) Prof Yong Kwet Yew, Vice President (Campus Infrastructure) and Chairman of the NUS Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC), explaining the sustainability efforts undertaken by the committee in campus planning, development and operations to Minister Masagos. The SSC comprises five task forces: Energy Task Force, Water Management Task Force, Waste Minimisation & Recycling Task Force, Built Environment Task Force, and Green Spaces (in Buildings) Task Force. The goals and strategies of the SSC and the respective Task Forces are detailed in the NUS Sustainability Strategic Plan 2017–2020.
Centre of Energy Research and Technology Booth (Top Left to Right) Inexpensive and Non-flammable Sodium-ion Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage System ; Solidified Natural Gas (SNG) – A cost-effective and safe mode of storage for natural gas; Pre-cooled Oblique-tube Condensers and Indoor PDV Coils for Energy-efficient Air Conditioning
(Bottom Left to Right) Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network for Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort; Cool Buildings for Urban Living in Singapore
Sustainability in Research & Education: Minister Masagos visiting the various Research & Education booths (clockwise from left) – NUS-PUB Project on Smart Shower Metering, School of Design & Environment, NUS Environmental Research Institute, and Faculty of Science. Other booths in the Research & Education zone include: Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Advanced Redox Flow Battery, Virtual NUS, SynCTI, Tropical Marine Science Institute, Faculty of Engineering, and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
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