SS 577: 2012 Water Efficiency Management System (WEMS)

This is one of the latest Singapore Standards on the water management in Singapore. It helps an organisation to be accountable for water usage. PUB is targeting customers with more than 5000 cubic meters to be SS 577 certified.

I have successfully help my organization to work towards the goal of getting SS 577 certification. It is a tough process and involve many departments within the organization in order to ensure that your are able to get the certification. We have engage a  Water Efficiency Manager who act as a consultant to help us and our organization to achieve the goal.

The SS 577 has a framework and guide lines to help you to improve your water usage and efficiency. It will allowed you to know where your organization is utilizing the water. Many organizations are unaware of where their water are been consumed. Developing a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) will give you an overview of your water usage and bills.

I am hoping that we can achieve the PUB Water Efficiency Building (WEB) Gold Certification. The organization must obtained the SS 577 and be the top 10% most water efficiency company in the industry.

I will talk more about how to fill in the WEMP plan for PUB in my next blog post.

World Cup 2014 Screening

The World Cup 2014 fever is sweeping Singapore across the island. But this time we will envy our Malaysia friends across the border as they can watch it free on RTM 1. We can only watch from the comfort of our living room if you are willing to part with $112 to Singtel.

People Association has bought the World Cup screenings to most of the community centres in Singapore. The only thing you must watch with many of your neighbours and unknown peoples. But this is a way the PA is using to embrace the Kampung spirit or allow you to mingle with your neighbours.

My friend saw our PM and his bodyguard at Cheng San CC watching the match with the residents.

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Photo courtesy of Mao Renjie.

Malaysia is screening most of the World Cup 2014 matches on RTM 1. Starhub Cable users have this channel but the signal will be scramble to ensure you have no access to it. This is the hard truth we have to accept in a pay TV market. But if you have the MATV system which connect to our roof top antenna and you stay in Woodlands, u can get the RTM 1 signal. The signal might not be clear depending on where u stay.

If you have not subscribe and like to catch the World Cup Matches, just head to the nearest CCs. The schedule of the screening can be find at the below link:
PA CCs World Cup 2014 Screening>>>

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Eco Friendly Aeon Bukit Indah

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Not many buildings in Malaysia are Green Mark or Eco Friendly. Aeon Bukit Indah is one of these green buildings in Malaysia. It has made use of solar panels to generate power for its own usage. The PV System can generate an estimate of 1,880 kW.

These PV Systems can be coonnected to air handling unit (AHU) or to fluorescent lighting in Aeon case. This will help to reduce the carbon foot print and save earth precious resources and green gas emitted.

Preventive Maintenance on these PV Systems are require in order to ensure that the system will continue to function according to its ability. The system will definetly help to reduce the electricity bill of Aeon Bukit Indah.

Japan has always been an advocate of eco friendly concepts. Therefore they will be able to help Malaysia to move towards a greener environment.

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Panasonic Semiconductor sold to UTAC Singapore

It was a historic moment for Panasonic Semiconductor buyover by UTAC Manufacturing. It has many meanings for Panasonic staffs who have work there since the 1980s.  Even big electronic giants like Panasonic cannot escape the down trend of electronic component prices.

It also brings back great memories for me althought I have left Panasonic Semiconductor for more than 2 years. I still keep close contacts with my previous colleagues who are working there. It was a smooth transition for them and none of them lost their job through this buyover.

These snapshots by the staffs will bring great memories to us in years to come. 2nd June 2014 was a date for us to remember when UTAC Manufacturing takes over the existing facilities.