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$100 million effort to make buildings and data centres greener

Published on Jul 30, 2014 12:29 PM
City Square Mall along Kitchener Road is Singapore's first eco-mall. It attained the Building & Construction Authority's Green Mark Platinum Award in 2007. -- PHOTO: HONG LEONG GROUP

SINGAPORE - Singapore is putting $100 million into work that makes buildings more energy efficient, and technology and software that helps data centres use less energy. 

National Research and Development permanent secretary Ms Yong Ying-I announced these moves at the Energy Techroadmap 2014 symposium at the Suntec City convention centre on Wednesday morning. 

Roughly half of the funding will go to each research area, said Dr Yeoh Lean Weng, director of the National Research Foundation's energy and environment research directorate.

The Building and Construction Authority will administer the kitty for building energy efficiency, while the Infocomm Development Authority will govern that for green data centres.

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