Features at EcoCampus


Overview of Green Sites in NTU Campus

North Spine Lifestyle Hub

50 Nanyang Avenue

Formerly known as Canopy K, this charming lifestyle hub has transformed itself with a fresh mix of retails and dining outlets as well as communal spaces. This hub is serves as NTU's approach in becoming a 'mini-city' that can caters its community's needs. On top of that, it also features various eco-friendly settings along the walkway such as maximizing natural lighting, ventilation, and urban greeneries.


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Powerz App

School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; North-Southspine Linkway; Canteen B

One of NTU's commitments to 
sustainable development in 
reducing the consumption of 
energy, water, and waste by 
35% by 2020, under EcoCampus Initiative. This POWERZ app is developed to involve everyone on campus to play an active role in this revolution, via collaborative effort in increasing energy efficiency while having 

fun at the same time                       

The POWERZ app increases 
awareness of users to incorporate good energy-savings habits in daily lives via various suggested practices.  It also allows users to provide 
feedback on their comfort 
level regarding the temperature 
in the building.

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Liquid Immersion Cooling System

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeri

The liquid immersion cooling system aims to provide higher energy efficient cooling for data centers in tropical climate, in compared to the conventional cooling hardware. It has higher density with more compact package, lower power consumption and less supporting infrastructure. This will allow reduction in capital and operational cost. Furthermore, this system improves reliability and stability on IT performance.


A sizeable liquid immersion cooling test bed will be implemented at High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in NTU Campus.


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Smart AC DC Management System

Offices, Labs and Common areas on campus

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To test integration of Murata's single-phase and three-phase smart energy management system prototypes with hybrid AC and DC grids and distributed wireless sensor network in different physical settings (office, common area, laboratories) in the EcoCampus.


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Demand Control Ventilation

School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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It is integrated into the building's ventilation system which adjusts outside ventilation air based on the number of occupants and their ventilation demands. Hence, on top of improving indoor air quality and the occupants' comfort level, this system also save energy significantly through reduction in air-conditioning load. 


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Chiller Optimization Platform

North Spine

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The academic buildings equipped with centralized air-conditioning system. The high performance centrifugal chillers are optimized to provide the required cooling load at the required demand. A plant optimization system is used to constantly regulate and tune the air conditioning to operate at optimum efficiency with minimum energy consumption.


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Solar Panel Installation

Rooftops of academic buildings in NTU


NTU has given in significant effort in renewable energy by putting up 5 mega-watts peak of solar panel installation. It is the largest single location installation in Singapore. This system produces 3-5% of its current electricity consumption and saves about $1.5 million in annual electricity costs.




Learning Hub North

50 Nanyang Avenue

An innovative learning building that showcases the transcendence of NTU from traditional and passive learning towards an active learning approach. It aims to maximize the flexibility, mobility, and interaction of NTU community to encourage learning in either formal or informal settings around the building.


On top of that, Learning Hub North has implemented eco-friendly features in its design such as maximizing natural lighting and ventilation, as well as urban greeneries to reduce the energy consumption of this building.  




Energy Generating Floor Tiles

North-South Spine Linkway

Energy harvesting tiles that convert the kinetic energy of footsteps into electricity as a source of clean energy. This electricity generated is used to power the displayed screens which aim to promote and increase awareness of students and staffs to make collective effort in greening the campus.


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Campus Masterplan Model

NTU Administration Building, 50 Nanyang Avenue

The NTU Master Plan provides 
guidance for the University's 
planning and growth. Its 
recommendations envisage a 
measured expansion of facilities
 within Yunnan Garden Campus 
over the next 15 years, with a 
planning legacy extending long 
beyond 2025. As well as 
addressing the needs of the 
campus' natural and built 
environment, the Master Plan 
is in accordance with the 
University's broader educational 
mission of encouraging a diversity 
of social and cultural experiences 

and fostering intellectual endeavor.


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Nanyang Lake

Nanyang Drive

A predominant feature within the Campus Landscape. It has been enlarged and integrated with the system of on-campus surface water retention ponds. Additional planting is placed along the lake foreshore to provide more shading to the area.


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High Performance Building Façade

Hall of Residence 4, Canteen 2

This building façade is a new 
innovative technology which 
incorporates thermal insulation
material. It aims to reduce heat 
absorption and transfer from 
the external hot environment 
to the room of the building. 
This reduces the energy 
required to cool down the room 
via air-conditioning. Currently, 
there are two high performance
building façades on NTU campus, 
which are at Hall of Residence 4 

and Canteen 2.


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Learning South Hub – The Hive

52 Nanyang Avenue

As a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award recipient, The Hive is also the first building in both NTU and Singapore to adopt a full scale innovative Passive Displacement Ventilation. It is an air-conditioning system which allows energy saving up to 30% compared to the conventional system.


On top of that, it also possess several key green features such as internal vertical greenery, rooftop terraces as well as off-concrete for walls, ceilings and columns with zero usage of polluting factory products such as paints, wall tiles, ceiling boards. The building design also maximizes natural lightings and ventilated circulation spaces in its vicinity.


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Pioneer and Crescent Hall

156 Nanyang Crescent

Pioneer & Crescent Hall comprises of eight tree-like blocks that nestle in the vibrant and lively NTU campus. These picturesque residential halls are integrated innovatively with the existing topography, lush greeneries and tranquil lake, to create an experience of being in a rainforest.


There are various integrated eco-friendly design features and technologies led this charming residential hall to achieve the Green Mark Platinum status, the highest award for green buildings in Singapore in 2014. For instance, usage of solar energy, double-glazed windows, louvres, bioswale, dual refuse chutes, and charging stations.


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School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)

81 Nanyang Drive

This iconic art piece in the centre of the 200-hectare green campus is known for its lush foliage. Its commitment towards sustainability is also widely recognized, for instance, the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award in 2011. 


The building is equipped with various energy and water efficient features including high-efficient lights with motion and photo-cell sensors, retrofitted air-conditioning system, rainwater collection with rain sensors and irrigation system. These eco-friendly features allow significant energy savings per year that is sufficient to power 27 four-rooms HDB flats; and water savings up to 1,170 cubic metres per annum.


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CleanTech One

Cleantech Loop


Clean Tech One showcases the concerted effort between JTC and national government in driving clean technology industry in Singapore. Nestling in Singapore's first eco-business park which is adjacent to NTU, it aims to gather different companies and institutions engaged in green research and development under one roof. 


NTU as one of the collaborators, has installed chilled ceiling in one of its offices. This allows reduction of air-conditioning energy consumption up to 36%. On top of that, intensive research is conducted on NAVIA, an autonomous electric shuttling vehicle which is planned to provide shuttle service within the vicinity.


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