NEX, the most important suburban mall within the northeast area of Singapore, partnered with UnaBiza Massive IoT service supplier and integrator, to allow data-driven air flow within the shopping center. By integrating indoor air high quality (IAQ) monitoring with the mall’s heating, air flow, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to optimize airflow and power consumption.
The primary goal of HVAC techniques is to assist keep consolation and a steady temperature. An information-driven HVAC system helps guarantee good indoor air high quality for buyers’ and tenants’ wellness, whereas a excessive energy-efficiency system helps optimize power consumption and cut back carbon emissions.
“As part of our strategic move to align our business operations with the company’s ESG goals, NEX has initiated numerous green initiatives in the running of the shopping mall. With UnaBiz’s IoT solution, we measure the IAQ of the mall every minute, which is equivalent to 1440 data points throughout the mall on a daily basis. The data is then seamlessly integrated into our local building management system managed by Honeywell. The smart control system automatically adjusts the air-conditioning to optimize thermal comfort for users, the air quality indoor, and the energy consumption of the HVAC system live. Facility managers can now take immediate actions to improve circulation of air, such as increasing the airflow within the mall, as traffic in the mall increases during peak hours, to create a healthier and safer environment for our shoppers, tenants, and staff.”
Eugene Toh, Senior Supervisor, Operations of NEX.
NEX is a seven-story shopping center strategically positioned on the Northeast Line and the Circle Line Mass Speedy Transit line rail community intersect and is totally built-in with the air-conditioned Serangoon Bus Interchange. Positioned as the colourful, social, and leisure hub for the Northeast group, the shopping center receives a mean of three million buyers every month throughout the 635,000 sq. foot mall every day.
In 2021, NEX achieved the Inexperienced Mark Goldplus certification from the Constructing and Building Authority (BCA) on the again of enhancements to its e-waste recycling program, inexperienced procurement insurance policies, and the implementation of a sensible water administration system along with its tenants. IAQ monitoring is considered one of its newest initiatives to enhance “Health and Well-Being”, the threerd objective beneath the United Nations 17 Sustainable Improvement Objectives (UNSDG).
“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of IAQ in protecting people as we spend a good amount of our time indoors. UnaBiz is proud to support NEX on its journey to provide a better environment for its shoppers and tenants. By leveraging data collected from our LoRaWAN IAQ sensors, building managers of NEX can implement data-driven ventilation to monitor air quality, calibrate the fresh air intake, and balance the need to maintain tenant comfort while optimizing energy consumption. In the longer term, data intelligence will allow NEX to formulate ventilation strategies that balance the need for good indoor air quality and the need to be energy-efficient in order to reach their ESG targets.”
Mr Jonathan Tan, Managing Director of UnaBiz Singapore
“Honeywell is pleased to collaborate with UnaBiz to support efforts to help maintain tenant well-being and enhance energy efficiency. The data captured by UnaBiz’s IoT sensors, seamlessly integrated into our building management system, allowing us to proactively control and adjust the HVAC system, creating an optima indoor environment while meeting NEX property’s sustainability benchmarks.”
Mr Aw Bing Chia, Singapore Service Gross sales Chief of Honeywell Constructing Options Southeast Asia
“UnaBiz is happy to share another tangible outcome of its Technology Convergence strategy rolling out LoRaWAN solutions for our customers together with Honeywell. We hope to be the go-to partner for facility managers in Asia and and beyond, to monitor, track, and optimise the health and well-being of people and buildings,” Jonathan added.
NEX is owned and managed by Gold Ridge Pte Ltd, and PGIM Actual Property is the asset supervisor for the property. “The strategic improvements completed at NEX, geared toward furthering the sustainability of the asset, are demonstrative of PGIM Real Estate’s broader commitment to incorporating ESG principles across our global portfolio,” stated Mr Benett Theseira, PGIM Actual Property’s Head of Asia Pacific.
Date: 2023-09-28 08:00:00