Singapore is located at the north of the equator and with high precipitation rate throughout the year makes Singapore a hot and humid country. Singapore could experience higher temperature in the future.
Many Singaporeans who are living in HDB flat now are feeling uncomfortably hot as the indoor temperature increases due to the heat being trapped particularly on the east and west facade walls. As a result, HDB dwellers tends to switch on the air conditioner and fan causing an increase of energy consumption.
Water-Cooled facade wall is a method that utilises harvested rainwater to run through PVC pipes which are embedded inside the walls using gravity feeds. Water-Cooled facade wall is able to reduce heat gain on the east and west facade walls which will ultimately reduce indoor temperature for greater energy efficiency and sustainability.
Water-Cooled facade wall is a solution that can reduces the amount of thermal heat trapped indoors, decreases the amount of energy consumption and minimises the damage to the ozone layer by reducing the emission of harmful greenhouse gases.
The benefits of Water-Cooled facade wall are reduction in thermal heat trapped indoors, reduction in the amount of energy consumption, and reduction in the damage to the ozone layer.
Water-Cooled facade wall is a beneficial, simple and innovative method that reduces heat gain on east and west facade wall. It will contribute towards the conservation and improvement of our environment for a sustainable development.