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  • Block71 Community Feature on SinBerBEST

    Block71: Community Feature on SinBerBEST

    In April 2019, Block71, a NUS Enterprise initiative that strategically partners with esteemed companies and government organizations, and accelerates start-ups, showcased SinBerBEST on its community feature.

    It focused on the unique, comprehensive approach of the program in using scientific research and innocative technology to enhance building energy efficiency  and building occupant productivity, thereby minimizing environmental impact.

  • Channel NewsAsia: SinBerBEST Smart Technologies

    Channel NewsAsia: SinBerBEST Smart Technologies

    In August 2018, Channel NewsAsia highlighted key smart technologies developed by SinBerBEST that will be deployed in Singapore’s first energy generating building in collaboration with the Building Construction Authority (BCA).

  • Nelumbo Team 2018

    Nelumbo: Updates

    Cyclotron Road recently highlighted Nelumbo, the creator of highly-efficient, heat-transfer surfaces, a company that was founded by SinBerBEST 1 researchers led by Prof. Hayden Taylor. The article discussed how it has a new partnership with Danfoss, a worldwide supplier of energy-efficient power systems, completed a Series A financing round, opened a manufacturing and development facility, and expanded its team.

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Research collaboration between SinBerBEST 2 and UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) resulted in three Building and Environment Best Paper Awards in 2018. 

The Building and Environment Journal is a global publication that shares novel building science and human interaction with the building environment study findings. It established these awards in 2007 to recognize authors for their papers’ originality, industry contributions, presentation quality, and science validity. Building and Environment selects three Best Paper Awards every year.

Six SinBerBEST and non-SinBerBEST researchers from UC Berkeley recently authored an article discussing innovative uses of Octet-Truss Engineered Concrete (OTEC.) It is a lightweight structure created in the empty spaces of the ultra-high performance, fiber-reinforced concrete with very-high compressive capability. OTEC leverages porous concrete’s thermal-insulating properties while sustaining strength and rigidity. Please click here to access the article. 

14 researchers from SinBerBEST, UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Florida State University, and University of Southern California recently published a paper on a platform-specific design process for smart buildings. In this case, a platform is a library, or a collection of components and their associated configurations that can be leveraged to create a design.

SinBerBEST2 held its Inaugural Annual Symposium entitled: Sustainable Buildings as Cyber-Physical-Social Systems on the 6th July 2018 at CREATE, Singapore. Researchers from SinBerBEST2 presented their state-of-the-art research work over the past year. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. A total of 100 participants attended the symposium. Finally, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.

The Structural Safety Journal will be publishing research findings from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, Chungbuk National University, and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya on using performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for designing sustainable and resilient buildings. Please click on the link to download the full article.

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