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Jayantika Soni, a SinBerBEST PhD student at the National University of Singapore (NUS), has been selected to attend the highly competitive Technology and Policy summer program. This program is jointly hosted by the NUS Faculty of Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore-ETH Centre, MIT Technology and Policy Program, ETH Institute for Science, Technology, and Policy, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the NUS LKY School of Public Policy. Congratulations to Jayantika.
The Energy Assessment Report details the creation of a whole building energy model to represent a typical large commercial office building in Singapore which meets Green Mark Certified Level version 4.0 energy requirements. This model allows us to look at results related to energy consumption in detail. The main purpose of this whole building energy model is to provide a reference for SinBerBEST researchers to estimate the potential energy savings for a particular technology, and to easily compare to other research results.
SinBerBEST held its Annual Symposium in which its researchers presented program goals and research accomplishments over the past four years, and their vision for the future on the SinBerBEST theme: Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. Lastly, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.
Gouqing Geng, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, won the Best Student Poster award at the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, the most important congress in the cement field. This award was given for his research titled “Multi-technology investigation of the atomic structure of calcium silicate hydrates”.