Environmental
Performance
Keppel Datahub 2 was the first newly built data centre in Singapore to achieve the Platinum Award for BCA-IDA Green Mark by BCA and IDA.

By enhancing our resource efficiency, developing energy-efficient products and services, leveraging emissions-reducing technology and supporting conservation activities, Keppel strives to conduct its businesses in an environmentally-benign manner.

Enhancing resource efficiency

Keppel Logistics leveraged cross-business synergies with Keppel DHCS to implement chilled water air-conditioning systems for its warehouses and office buildings, which have generated reductions in electricity consumption since 2H 2014.

Keppel Shipyard developed a regenerative energy system for its Tuas Tower Crane which turns the inertia generated from crane movements into electricity to lower the energy input for operations.

Resource consumption is regularly reported to senior management. We optimise water use by reusing water, using NEWater (high-grade reclaimed water) and improving water fittings and processes. To minimise waste, we recycle materials such as scrap metals at our shipyards and waste-to-energy (WTE) plants.

We have begun to harness renewable energy. The one megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic cell rooftop installation at Keppel Seghers Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant generated some 1,300 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy in 2014.

Integrating energy efficiency

For incorporating energy efficiency into its projects, Keppel Land was named the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) Green Mark Champion 2014. By end-2015, all of Keppel Land's completed properties in Singapore will meet the Green Mark GoldPlus standard. All new projects in Singapore and overseas will achieve at least the BCA Green Mark GoldPlus and Gold standards respectively.

Keppel Datahub 2 was the first newly built data centre in Singapore to achieve the Platinum Award for BCA-IDA Green Mark, the highest green accolade awarded by BCA and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore for data centres.

Managing impacts

The Group's Energy Efficiency Committee oversees our carbon management strategy. Keppel aims to achieve a 16% improvement in its greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity indicator from 2020 business-as-usual (BAU) levels, aligned with Singapore's aim to reduce GHG by 16% below 2020 BAU levels, contingent on a legally-binding global agreement.

Emissions from our power generation and WTE businesses in 2014 were well within the limits stipulated by Singapore's Code on Pollution Control and the European Union Waste Incineration Directive (2000/76/EC).

KOMtech developed an exhaust gas desulfurisation system for marine engine exhausts, enabling ship owners to mitigate environmental impact when using conventional marine fuel oil in sea areas designated as Emission Control Areas.

Engaging stakeholders

To inculcate a green mindset amongst stakeholders, Keppel Land collaborated with Royal Philips to offer its tenants a zero-capex scheme to replace existing conventional office lamps with energy-efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting. Royal Philips and tenants will share the projected cost efficiencies of up to 60%.