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MediaCorp bags BCA Green Mark Platinum accolade for its new campus at Mediapolis@one-north
Singapore, 16 May 2013 – MediaCorp’s new campus at Mediapolis@one-north has won 2013 Green Mark Platinum Award, highest rating for green building certification in Singapore awarded by Building and Construction Authority (BCA).
MediaCorp’s building achieved the Green Mark Platinum rating through the implementation of highly efficient air conditioning, Sky-gardens to improve air quality, Light shafts to bring in more day-light, “Green” concrete and Regenerative drives to recover waste energy from lifts. All these green features combined tantamount to a saving of about 35% of energy consumption and a lower building carbon footprint. For more Green Mark key features of MediaCorp’s new building in Mediapolis, please refer to Annex 1.
Yeo Mui Sung, Chief Financial Officer, MediaCorp says, "Going green is part of our corporate mantra. Apart from the building’s physical structure, the building is linked to the major green belt along Kent Ridge Park to Rochester Park, enhancing its green connectivity with its surrounding environment.”
MediaCorp first announced its relocation to a 1.5 hectare site in Mediapolis@one-north in December 2010. Scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2015, this new complex with a gross floor area of 79,800 square meters, is the new media hub of MediaCorp, comprising a 1,600-seat performance theatre, broadcasting studios and corporate offices, under the same roof.
Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp
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Yeong Lai Lai
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.
Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.
Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.
Our financial and strategic relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content.
Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.
For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.sg.
About BCA Green Mark
The BCA Green Mark scheme was launched in 2005 as a key strategic programme to raise the awareness of sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. BCA Green Mark is a green building rating system to evaluate a building for its environmental impact and performance. It is endorsed and supported by the National Environment Agency. It provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the overall environmental performance of new and existing buildings to promote sustainable design, construction and operations practices in buildings. For more information on Green Mark criteria, visit: http://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_criteria.html.
Green Mark Key Features
1. Electrical consumption savings
- The energy saving achieved is 6,180,712 kWh which is equivalent of a saving of S$1,624,000 annually (@26.28 cents per kWh).
- The amount of electricity saved is equivalent to 3,090 tonnes of CO2 emission.
- The amount of CO2 emission avoided will translate to 870 cars taken off the road a year.
2. Water consumption savings
- In the new Media Corp Complex, the quantity of water saved a year is around 8,277 m3 which translates to a saving of S$18,400.
- Amount saved could be used to fill more than 3 Olympic sized swimming pools.
- Envelope Thermal Transfer Value (ETTV) of 39.49 W/m2
- Use of high performance Low Emissivity Glazing that radiates low amount of heat
- Use of task lights and energy efficient light fittings (T5 and LED) for offices
- Integrated daylighting coupled with photocell system that control the dimming of artificial lighting along the perimeter zone of the office
- Use of motion sensors to control lighting use in less frequently occupied areas
5. Regenerative Lift
- All the 31 lifts within the new Media Complex are equipped with regenerative drives. An estimated 30% of the lift input energy could be recaptured and channel back into the building power system.
6. Other energy saving & features to lower carbon footprint
- Use of Carbon Dioxide sensors to regulate fresh air intake to the building
- Use of “Green” Concrete. Recycled Concrete Aggregates and Washed Copper Slag to replace granite aggregates in concrete
- Use of Carbon Monoxide sensors to regulate fresh air in the basement car park.
- Provision of Ultra-violet emitters to kill or inactivate surface and airborne micro-organisms in air-conditioning systems to improve indoor air quality
- Use of high efficient air delivery designs that greatly reduces energy used for air-conditioners
- Use only “Excellent” rated WELS (Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme) water fittings
- Use of NEWater for irrigation
- Generous provision of greenery provisions at 1st, 3rd, 8th & Lower Roof of the building to improve on natural air quality.
- Provision of Car park Guidance System to reduce carbon emission