Active systems refer to the electrical and mechanical systems, such as the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems and lighting systems.
The energy efficient active systems in ZCB result in a 25% of energy saving compared to a similar building of the current standard design. Please click here for more details.
High-volume-low-speed fans can generate high volume of air flow at a low speed. The noise associated with the movement of the fan blades is low
A high temperature cooling system does not need to overcool the air to achieve the comfort humidity level, thus saving energy for air conditioning. This is mainly achieved through a separate cooling and humidity removal system. The high temperature cooling system comprises underfloor displacement cooling, radiant cooling and desiccant dehumidification
Integrated system comprising zone control, dimmable energy-efficient light fittings, pre-set scenes for multi-purpose room, time-clock and occupancy sensing, daylight harvest and responsive control, automatic shade for glare control, individual control and BMS integration
The skylights over the stairs in the double-height exhibition space are shaded by an integral system of motorized and actuator-controlled external fins to optimize daylighting and solar control
Rather than uniformly lighting the building to a high-level of brightness, most of the interior space is illuminated for general usage only. Task-lighting supplements lighting demand in areas where fine work occurs (office desk, display etc)
Conditioned air is supplied to the room at low level and low velocity through the floor plenum. Only the occupied zone is cooled by the natural stratification of the room
Chilled water is directed to the chilled beams. By the radiant cooling effect, similar experience of “coolness” in caves is created in the interior space
More than 2,500 sensors are installed to monitor the building performance improve building operation
Information from BMS is displayed on a 3D model of the building in real-time in the BEPAD. Real-time energy and carbon emission performance of CIC ZCB is also displayed in the BEPAD
Regenerative lift is a lift equipped with a regenerative converter to provide a feedback path for energy generated arising from the braking mode of the motor. Power is also regenerated when the lift is in up-operation with no / little load or down-operation with full / heavy load