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Singapore Poly ranks third in Southeast Asia contest

Anuradha Shukla | March 31, 2011
Ngee Ann Polytechnic third runner up of Schneider Electric "Green the world @ My Campus" Inter-varsity competition.

SINGAPORE, 31 MARCH 2011- Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) is the second runner up of Schneider Electric "Green the World@My Campus" - Energy Efficiency Challenge held at Millenia Walk Singapore.

The top positions for this contest were competed by 177 teams from 70 universities in Southeast Asia and were grabbed by Chiangmai University of Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam (first runner up).

The top 3 winners were announced on the 25 March 2011 by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries.

Second runner up of this contest, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, was represented by Mark Javen Thong Zi Ng, Pu XiJie, Shen SiYuan.

Ngee Ann was recognized for its project "Night Lights" that was based on Schneider Electric lighting control solutions. This educational unit was appreciated for creating an automatic lighting management system for the campus.

As the day end Fluorescent Street lights along the walkway and roads are switched on and they operate at full capacity right from 6pm in the evening till 7am the next morning.

These lights consumes a lot of energy and with the proposed lighting system using Schneider Electric C-bus and sensors solution it is expected that this energy consumption is reduced by up to 50 per cent.

Optimized consumption

The winner of this contest Chiangmai University, Thailand was represented by Prutch Duangyana and presented a lift management system designed for a 30-year old building in Chiangmai, Thailand.

The team created a solution that optimized energy consumption of the lift. The researchers recognized that they can significantly cut the energy consumption of the lift if they can reduce user behavior and install an automatic control system.

They have also been successful in making users more enlightened on the value of energy and efficient use.

Represented by Nguyen Tuan Hung, Bui Thai Luan, Le Truong Phu and Tran Ngoc Quy, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam is the first runner up of this contest.

The University's project focuses on energy conservation on campus, and features very simple solutions for the use of light, water and air conditioners.


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