WebSight | March 2015
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March Issue Web Earth Special


Fluid approach is a winner for Sports Centre

     The National University of Singapore’s highly-acclaimed new Sports Centre owes its impressive green credentials to the winning work of the Web Earth team. The practice’s detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies helped to deliver a natural ventilated sports hall and swimming pool.

     It is just one of the innovative design initiatives that helped the centre receive BCA’s Green Mark platinum award – the highest certification for sustainable buildings in Singapore.

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On course to improving water quality in Singapore

     Web Earth’s expertise in water management is playing an important role in a project to transform Singapore’s Kallang River and meet the challenges of climate change.

     The work is part of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme initiated by Public Utilities Board (PUB), which manages the country’s water supply and drainage.

     It is a pioneering, long-term initiative to transform the country’s water assets beyond their functions of drainage and water supply, into vibrant, new spaces for community bonding and recreation.

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Passive design is main feature of cinema redevelopment

     The regeneration of an iconic entertainment centre in Singapore features an innovative passive design approach created to reduce future energy bills and achieve the highest possible ‘green’ rating.

     Web Earth brought all of its sustainable building design expertise to the redevelopment project at the Empress Cinema site in Clementi district.

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‘Going green – it’s more than just ticking boxes’

     Delivering real and tangible benefits to construction projects should be at the heart of the drive towards green building certification, says Web Earth Director Richard Outhwaite.

     He warns there is a danger of the requirements to gain a certificate becoming an ever-lengthening checklist that frustrates designers and fails to deliver real benefits.

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