SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd, a leading integrated engineering and construction company, received the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Award under the Zero Energy Building category for Samwoh Smart Hub at the 2023 ASEAN Energy Awards on Friday, 25 August 2023. As the only Singapore winner in this category, Samwoh was recognised at the gala dinner for its industry-leading efforts in the development of its 15,600m2 positive energy headquarters. The Hub sits within the 3.5 hectare compound, comprising of mixed-use spaces for asphalt production, storage, training centre, and a purpose-built air-conditioned dormitory for up to 480 workers.
Singapore’s first positive energy industrial building, Samwoh Smart Hub, is the winner of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Award under the Zero Energy Building category at the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023.
Officially opened by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, on 6 December 2022, Samwoh Smart Hub, stands tall as a testament to Samwoh’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. Since its inauguration, the company has opened its doors to over 1,000 visitors, including government representatives, industry partners, and students, embodying Samwoh’s mission to educate and foster industry growth.
With close to five decades of contributions to Singapore’s infrastructure development, Samwoh has consistently led transformative initiatives in nation-building. The company’s pioneering efforts include introducing first-in-the-region trapezoidal grooving on runways at Changi Airport, commissioning of the regional’s first building to be constructed using up to 100% recycled concrete aggregates, implementing artificial intelligence video analytics for enhanced site safety, and working with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, the National Environment Agency, and Singapore Polytechnic to trial the use of plastic waste to pave roads.
Adorned with around 2,600 solar panels, which has the capability of powering up to 300 HDB four-room flats every month, the Hub has achieved an impressive energy surplus of approximately 25%. It is also home to Samwoh’s asphalt production plant, boasting 15% higher energy efficiency than conventional plants and contributing to an annual carbon abatement of 1,220 tonnes – equivalent to removing 265 cars from the roads each year.
Located in the burgeoning Sungei Kadut Eco-District, the Hub aims to set a new standard in collaborative and people-centric workspaces. It houses the pioneering Samwoh Innovation Centre, Singapore’s largest research and development facility for the construction industry. This is where Samwoh’s innovative and sustainable construction materials are conceived, tested, and refined. The Centre is also the birthplace of several first-of-its-kind sustainable products such as low-carbon asphalt pavements and Eco-Green concrete, and is currently trialling the use of processed plastic waste to produce asphalt.
Mr Eric Soh, CEO of Samwoh, expressed, "The completion of Samwoh Smart Hub is Samwoh walking the talk in our sustainability journey. We aim to provide a fruitful learning ground for built environment and energy professionals and a platform to showcase and inspire others in the drive towards greater sustainability." He added, "We also expect the Hub to deliver real benefits to Singapore by lowering carbon emissions, supporting the development of the Sungei Kadut Eco-District, and serving as a centre for the innovation of more sustainable construction materials and environmental technologies."
As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and innovation, Samwoh invites individuals to learn more about its initiatives and accomplishments in transforming the Built Environment through its various online platforms:
About Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd
From humble beginnings as a transport and logistics company in 1975, Samwoh has become a leading integrated engineering and construction company. Samwoh’s suite of services includes the supply of building materials and precast concrete components, recycling of construction and industrial wastes, research and development, and pavement consultancy services.
Samwoh is committed to driving innovative and sustainable solutions in the built environment space for a sustainable and liveable Singapore. The company is leading the transformation of the built environment sector by championing digital and sustainable construction, developing environmental technologies, and leveraging data and artificial intelligence.