13 Sep 2023

Official Opening of School of Social Science and College of Integrative Studies Building

…”This new building we are opening today is yet another step forward. Careful thought has gone into it – from upstream design, to construction, and operations. For example, the self-shading building design reduces reliance on air-conditioning, and lowers overall energy consumption. You have also taken a lifecycle approach, by focusing on sustainability beyond the completion of the building. The rooftop solar farm will generate renewable energy. With this new building, SMU is now the largest solar power plant in Singapore’s city centre, meeting 12% of the campus’ total energy consumption. And I am glad that SMU has even bolder plans in the years ahead, to achieve a carbon neutral campus by 2030.”