Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market, kicked off with a bang at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Visitors from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the event to get a first-hand look into some of the latest innovations and insights in the Asian green building, HVAC-R, water, energy and heating industries. Taking place from 12-14 September 2017, BEX Asia is co-located with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, the region’s leading trade exhibition for energy-efficient solutions that power industrial, commercial and residential buildings.
BEX and MCE Asia 2017, the key anchor trade exhibitions of Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), are proud to be part of a larger movement contributing to the future well-being of our planet. The SGBW hosts a wide variety of events to galvanise the community to act on sustainability, reaching out to international green building experts, policymakers, academics, built environment practitioners, end-users, as well as members of the public and students.
Platform for the latest innovations in Asia
The BEX and MCE Asia exhibition floors brimmed with the latest green building and energy-efficient technologies, providing visitors with a broad view of the vast array of solutions driving meaningful change in Asia.
A key theme throughout the exhibition were smart devices that promise to power next-generation homes, offices and buildings. From smart lighting to data-driven energy management solutions, visitors were spoilt for choice by the latest innovations on display.
Companies debuting their latest solutions, ranging from smart-tinting glass to smart HVAC control valves, include AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, AL-SUS Technologies, Ariston, Belimo, KANSAI Paint Singapore, and Lumani.
Another unique feature is the Future Home, curated by Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd, which showcases the integration of building and sustainable innovation in the form of the most basic structure of living: a house. This feature aims to highlight that sustainable living starts from home, and with the right mix of solutions installed in a home environment, it provides a platform where one can easily work towards sustainable living. In these spaces, the visitor is educated on products that can specifically help them achieve cost savings on energy and water, thermal comfort, digital connectivity and environment wellbeing. Companies featured include AGC Asia Pacific, Cityneon, Ecosoftt, Greenology,Hubble, Hydrabath, Mobike, SoundEye , Waldmann Lighting and Whiteblack – Greenblue.
Some companies also launched products and solutions new to the Asian market, bringing global insights from countries like the Netherlands and Slovakia, to drive the development and adoption of smart, green technologies in Asia. Highlights include AET Flexible Space (an innovative underfloor air conditioning system), G3 Industry’s Finch Buildings (a portable and stackable building system), and TapHome (smart home energy management system).
Best and brightest industry minds come together
BEX Asia and MCE Asia’s seminar tracks, titled Green View and Mostra Xchange respectively, also commence today. Featuring a stellar line-up of industry experts, the seminars will kicked off with the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) Forum, which will feature experts discussing strategies for creating living spaces that are not only functional and aesthetic, but sustainable too.
“I am honoured to be able to participate in knowledge and information exchange with my industry peers in the coming days at MCE Asia’s Mostra Xchange,” said Mr Chan Chow Fong, Principal Engineer at ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Ptd Ltd. “Through our intensive R&D efforts over the years, ST Electronics has garnered deep insights into energy conservation that does not compromise user experience. I look forward to sharing these, as well as our experience in designing and deploying smart lighting systems. I’m excited at the prospect of hearing from other industry experts in various fields, as we strive to create more sustainable living environments in Asia and beyond.”
Over the next few days, attendees of the Green View seminars will be hearing from experts such as Mr Vincent Chow, CEO, En-trak Hong Kong Limited, on “How to Reduce Lighting Energy Wastage Using One Simple App”, as well as Mr Alex Lau, CEO, Anacle System Limited, on “A Bold Vision for Energy Management in the Age of IOT”. At MCE Asia’s Mostra Xchange, insights will be shared by industry leaders such as Mr Jayant Kaushal, Director – Product & Project Management Office, Camfil Singapore, on the topic “Air Filtration Types and its Correct Applications”, and Mr Stewart Tai, Manager (Sustainability & Innovation), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, on “Air Quality & Water Sustainability in Healthcare”.
Other highlights include the ASHRAE Seminar on “Designing & Managing Energy Efficient Buildings”, conducted by Dr Yang Junjing, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in Tropics, National University of Singapore, as well as Chair of Research Promotion Committee of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Singapore Chapter. Dr Benny Chow, Director of Sustainability at Aedas, will also be sharing the latest research on leveraging computational tools to design people-centric, sustainable urban neighbourhoods. Dr Chow, an award-winning sustainable design expert, is also Chairman of the Industry Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, as well as a Committee Member and Expert Panel Member of the China Green Building Council.
In all, professionals can look forward to gain up to 11 professional development units (PDUs) through these seminars over the next two days.