Briefing with German Trade Mission on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Energy consumption in the building sector is trending upwards. This is mainly due to increasing population and higher economic activity in most parts of the world. In Singapore, buildings (including residential and non-residential) are responsible for almost half of the country’s electricity consumption; mainly in commercial buildings such as shopping malls, hotels, hospitals and offices. The majority of non-residential building electricity consumption is attributed to cooling (60%) and mechanical ventilation (10%). Hence, energy reduction and sustainability in this sector are one of our main topics this year and are currently addressed at the German Trade Mission "Energy Efficiency in Buildings" as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative (Exportinitiative Energie) and on behalf of the BMWi.