July 4, 2022
How Good is a Result?
Our pilot results at the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge.
CapitaLand has announced the results of the pilot study for the high-performance of the Bizsu product, Continewm. The product delivered a 51% reduction in air handling units (AHU) energy consumption of LogisTech building, a Green Mark Platinum Super-Low Energy building, one of the greenest in Singapore.
Continewm: A Big Leap in Combating Climate Change
The building and construction industry consumes about 36% of the global energy and is responsible for more than 1/3 of the annual carbon emissions. To help address this challenge and achieve the Paris Agreement’s target of mainlining the global temperature rise below 2°C, CapitaLand has been looking for innovative building solutions, and Continewm ceramic nets is one of the latest high-potential products.
Bizsu pilot study was part of the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC), which helps to source groundbreaking technology. “Through CSXC 2022, we continue to take the lead in rallying the global community to catalyze new ideas to combat climate change,” explained Ms Lynette Leong, the Chief Sustainability Officer at CapitaLand (CLI).
During the pilot study, the Continewm nets, which act as infrared emitting filters, reduced energy consumption in the Air Handling Units (AHU) by 51% and also pushed down the cooling load by 16%.
How Continewm Ceramic Nets Designed with Infrared Emitting Materials
The net contains rare earth materials that emit infrared rays and neutralize static charges into the air conditioning structure for perfectly smooth airflow and optimized heat exchange.
The second method used to save energy in the AC is eliminating electrostatic disturbance generated by airflow on the heat exchanger fins. The turbulence occurs in any AC, but it constantly generates positive static charges because of friction that causes repulsive forces. Continewm nets, which are negatively charged, help to neutralize these positive charges, optimizing the efficiency of the AC.