Zero Energy Building @ BCA Academy: Singapore
Tropical Net Zero
When the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore needed to retrofit its three-story building on the BCA Academy campus, it decided to try to make it a net zero energy building despite the challenge of doing so in a hot and humid tropical climate. BCA manages Singapore’s Green Mark building rating system and wanted the project to reflect the best sustainable building practices. After five years of operation, the net zero energy targets are being met and occupants are benefiting from the increased visual and thermal comfort.