To be the greenest campus in the world.
To be a leading example of high impact energy efficiency and sustainability accentuating innovation and green growth.
The EcoCampus initiative is an ERI@N Flagship Programme and is jointly hosted by ERI@N and Sustainable Earth Office in NTU. The initiative aims to develop a novel campus-wide sustainability framework with demonstration sites to achieve 35% reduction in energy, water and waste intensity by 2020 (baseline 2011), making it one of the world’s most eco-friendly campuses in the world. The EcoCampus covers the grounds of Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) 200 hectare campus in Singapore along with an adjoining 50 hectares of JTC Corporation’s CleanTech Park, which is Singapore’s first eco-business park, hosting companies and institutions in the Clean Environment Technology domain.
The initiative has transformed NTU’s 200-hectare campus, along with JTC’s 50-hectare CleanTech Park, into a test bed for research projects in cutting-edge green technologies. EcoCampus is the first project of its kind in Asia that enables the integration of R&D, demonstration and deployment of sustainability solutions in one location. The EcoCampus initiative is conducted in two phases: Phase One is about development of innovative demonstration projects that are then benchmarked and analysed. Technologies that are found to be both highly energy efficient and sustainable are being implemented in Phase Two.
Our Research Focus Areas
EcoCampus' R&D focuses on further developing the findings and technologies from each of ERI@N's Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRP). The table below shows how they are aligned:
|Green Building Systems for the Tropics||Smart & Sustainable Building Technologies|
|Renewable Energy Integration & Smart Grids|
Multi-Energy Systems & Grids
Renewables’ Integration & Micro Grids
Energy Storage & Fuel Cells
Renewables & Low-carbon generation (Solar and Wind & Marine)
|Sustainable Urban Mobility||Future Mobility Solutions|
|Energy Information Analytics||Multi-Energy Systems & Grids|
Smart & Sustainable Building Technologies
|User Behaviour for Sustainability||Smart & Sustainable Building Technologies|
Launched in 2014, the programme is now in its second phase, where solutions are applied on a larger scale throughout the campus. It has already seen more than 20% energy and water savings from the beginning of its development phase in 2011.
As continued commitment to renewable energy, NTU fulfils 3-5% of its energy demand from solar panels installed on roof tops as a part of EcoCampus’ renewable energy efforts. The solar panels are of 5 MWp capacity and saves NTU about $1.5 million in annual electricity costs.
Participating multi-national companies include 3M, Siemens, Volvo,Veolia along with many others dedicated to their respective research focus areas. These Industry Collaborators of EcoCampus are paired with the Research staff from the respective Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRPs) as linked above.
Students and staff in NTU are updated with the EcoCampus newsletters sent to their inbox every three months through EcoCampus Newsletter.
The Current Projects page provides a comprehensive list of projects undertaken by NTU, along with key person contacts.
Other exciting projects that EcoCampus will embark on in the next 3 years include collaboration with SMRT on Sustainable Urban Mobility, and Siemens for Energy Information Analytics.