Dow partners with Singapore Sports Hub to design sustainable buildings for new facilities
Singapore Sports Hub is the world’s first and largest public-private partnership sports facilities infrastructure project and the first property owner collaboration under Dow’s carbon partnership with the IOC
MIDLAND, Michigan – December 27, 2021 – Dow today announced a carbon partnership agreement with Singapore Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle center. It is the first and largest public-private partnership (PPP) sports facilities infrastructure project in the world. It is owned and operated by SportsHub Pte Ltd. The collaboration also marks the first carbon mitigation project in Singapore under Dow’s carbon partnership with the International Olympic (IOC), as well as the first owner collaboration within the program.
Dow’s 10-year participation in the Olympic Partner Program as well as its tenure as Official Carbon Partner of the IOC ends at the end of 2021.
The Singapore Sports Hub provides a model of what is possible in terms of adaptable and integrated building design, from its intentional multi-use concept to a commitment to use sustainable materials. Together, Dow and Singapore Sports Hub have worked with Arup to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions based on the facility’s energy efficiency performance beyond the status quo during its operational lifetime. The reductions have successfully exceeded local building codes and strict sustainability requirements for public buildings in Singapore1. This was made possible in part by the combined experience and unique expertise of organizations such as DP Architects, the Urban Planning Firm Arup, and AECOM, making the most of materials / components through advanced design, efficient implementation and efficient operation.
“It’s no secret that building and construction remains the most energy-intensive and resource-intensive sector in the world. The question we ask ourselves at Dow is, what can we do about it? How can we help this industry to choose stronger low-carbon solutions that generate advanced performance without compromising cost, well-being, tenant comfort or freedom of design? Said Paul Fong, Country Director, Dow Singapore and Malaysia. “Thanks to this project at the Singapore Sports Hub, I think we’ve been able to answer that question – and it all starts with collaboration.”
According to the Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2019, to counter the significant impact of the industry on energy-related GHG emissions, the average building energy intensity per unit of floor area for new construction projects construction must be at least 30% below current levels by 20502. This means adopting efficient designs with low power consumption, as well as advanced operating systems and construction technologies, such as the highly efficient Dow Silicone Structural Glazing (SSG) technology. DOWSIL ™ 791 Sealant and DOWSIL ™ 795 1-Part Structural Sealant were used to seal the façade and roof panels of the Singapore Sports Hub stadium, retail and indoor offices. Dow’s silicone solutions are verified to have contributed in part to the property of achieving a net reduction in GHG emissions of approximately 126 metric tonnes of CO2e3 over the period from January 2016 to December 2020, helping to further offset the IOC’s operational carbon footprint. It is estimated that approximately 1,450 metric tonnes of CO2e will be saved over the life of the building (calculated as 60 years).
“The Singapore Sports Hub project aims to promote a more sustainable, healthy and active society,” said Lionel Yeo, Managing Director of the Singapore Sports Hub. “This carbon partnership agreement with Dow confirms that we have been able to set a new standard for the adaptability and sustainability of large, complex projects like ours. Take, for example, the Singapore Sports Hub National Stadium. The free span dome of this 55,000 – seat uses only a third of the weight of steel per square meter of other large span structures on this scale, while the bowl cooling system reduces fuel consumption. 15% energy compared to conventional air-conditioned stadiums.
The Sports Hub collaboration is one of many projects in Dow’s carbon partnership with the IOC, using sport as a catalyst and going beyond the status quo to advance the adoption of technologies and practices that can build a sustainable economy. low carbon emission. Through third-party verified GHG reductions resulting from collaborative projects in building and construction, manufacturing and industrial processes, and packaging, Dow has helped enable and exceed carbon neutrality in operations. IOC Daily World Championships from 2017 to 2020.
Beyond the site, Dow also recently joined the National Sports Agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) and other partners to establish a one-of-a-kind permanent shoe waste collection ecosystem in Asia-Pacific in which rubberized soles and the midsoles of used shoes will be recycled into materials for sports surfaces and playgrounds. This partnership builds on a successful pilot program in 2020 between Dow and SportSG which resulted in the collection of more than 75,000 shoes, the equivalent of approximately 3.3 kilometers of jogging track.
For more information on Dow’s sustainability programs and Dow’s carbon partnership with the IOC, visit www.dow.com/en-us/sports/sustainability. For more information on Singapore Sports Hub, visit https://www.sportshub.com.sg/.
Emission reduction calculations have been made for operational and incorporated carbons, against the strict energy savings target set by the Green Mark Gold Plus rating (at least 25% energy savings compared to to its reference model) as a reference.
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About Singapore Sports Center
The Singapore Sports Hub is a fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub, with programming that includes world-class recreational and competitive events, as well as community events, to serve children, youth, adults who working, the elderly, families and the less privileged population. segments in Singapore and the tourism sectors. Comprised of a unique development group of world-class sports facilities in the city, it plays a vital role in accelerating the development of the sports industry, excellence and participation in Singapore. Its vision is to be the region’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination.
Located on a 35 hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub includes the following facilities:
A new national stadium with a capacity of 55,000 people with a retractable roof and mobile bleachers
Singapore’s iconic indoor stadium
An OCBC aquatic center with a capacity of 6,000 people meeting FINA standards
An OCBC Arena with a capacity of 3,000 people, scalable and flexible in its layout
Water sports center featuring kayaking and canoeing
41,000m² Kallang Wave Shopping Center, featuring indoor climbing wall and Splash-N-Surf facility (children’s water park, Stingray and Lazy River)
100PLUS Promenade that encircles the National Stadium
Singapore Youth Olympic Museum and Singapore Sports Museum
Sports center library
Shimano Cycling World
Daily community facilities and activities including beach volleyball, hard courts (futsal, basketball and netball), turf balls, giant chess, skate park, and running and bike tracks.
The Singapore Sports Hub, which is operated by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sports public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the world. It is also the largest flagship PPP project of its kind in Singapore and won the Project Finance International (PFI) in London in 2011, World Architecture Festival Awards for the best project for the future in the category driven development. leisure in 2013 and Sports Building of the Year in 2014. www.sportshub.com.sg
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