New systems help old buildings save energy [News]
By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 9 Jan 2012.
At a corner of Golden Mile Tower is a dim, but airy room, filled with whirring equipment, the shiny new pumps and chillers looking bright against the dusty walls.
Though the office-and-retail block on Beach Road is four decades old, it had all this installed last year, along with a cooling tower and a panel to monitor the performance of the system.
The hardware, fitted in to conserve energy, has done its job.
The block’s power bills have been cut by $30,000 a month, from $100,000.
The owners of older buildings such as this one and People’s Park Complex are sinking money into such systems ahead of energy-related laws that may be passed this year.
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Source: The Straits Times