1) When was the last time the campus had a minor/major change in terms of water equipment such as those in the toilets(tap, urinal, toilet bowl, shower heads, etc) ?
Reply – As SIT@Dover is an existing campus took over from ITE & SUTD. Most of the fittings within the toilets will remain unless faulty then replacement will be carried out during the renovation period 3 years ago. Thus to date, it was only replaced as and when required.
2) We noticed that there a mix of old and new equipment in the building. For example, there are both manual and sensor taps in the same toilet. Another example will be that some toilets have the dual flush systems and some do not. Is this already part of an existed plan to change all inefficient equipment into efficient ones? Or is it something else?
Reply – As SIT@Dover is interim, thus there are no plans for the upgrading. We will make use of what are available at present and will only replace as and when the fittings failure and/or affect during upgrading renovations.
3) What is the campus’s ideal water consumption and how it differs to the real water consumption?
Reply – To date, SIT is still growing in population. There is no clear benchmark currently, we are unable to advise.
4) Will SIT@Dover remain as the headquarter for the next few years since SIT@Punggol building construction has yet to start? If that is the case, has SIT ever considered acquiring the Green Mark Certification for the Dover campus since this is the only building out of the 6 by SIT that does not have a Green Mark Certification?
Reply – As Dover Campus is built almost 20 years ago where BCA Green Mark did not even exist. Thus, the supporting infrastructure is not even considered for that at that moment, especially the central chilled water plant. We have no consideration for SIT@Dover to go for certification for GM Platinum for Existing Building. We have already had the waiver for GM Certification for Dover Campus.
5) Are there any future plans to better improve the campus’s water efficiency or sustainability as a whole?
Reply – There is no plan as the SIT New PGL Campus is currently in progress. But we will replace any water fitting to the new water efficient fitting which compliance to BCA GM requirement. Other than the fittings, all water usage consumption are well monitored and measured by meters.
6) We would also appreciate if you could share with us the campus’s water consumption for the past years too.
Reply – The entire Dover Campus is consuming approximate 43,000 Cubic Meter in Y2015.
7) It would be of great help if you could share with us your expertise and knowledge on the campus’s current water system and equipment. We really appreciate you spending your time reading this email and assisting us accordingly.
Reply – Dover Campus have all fittings which related to toilets, pantry, and showers (tap, urinal, toilet bowl, shower heads, etc). Also have equipment which related to the air-conditioning systems such as Cooling Towers, Water Pumps, Water Chillers, Water make-up tank and etc.
1) You stated all water usage consumption are monitored and measured by meters. How often is this being done and how?
Reply – Dover Campus are metered by PUB bulk meters. It is manually read and recorded once a month by our technicians.
2) It would really help if you can provide us the specifications of the water outlet equipment in the toilets. (Eg. Tap, water closet, urinal, shower head).
Reply – As Dover Campus are built more than 15 years ago by ITE, thus we do not have all these details.
3) We are specifically looking for the amount of water each equipment consume. Even information on the brand and model of the equipment will be of great help for us.
Reply – Normal practice on metering for water consumptions are usually for the main bulk meter for total consumptions, sub-meter for Cooling Tower make-up tank and private meters for tenants. Nobody installed meters for every system. As Dover is an old existing building from ITE the CT make up tank are not metered.