Environmental Sustainability of MAS’ Operations
MAS on track to achieve its FY2020 sustainability targets for energy and water efficiency including green building adoption for the public sector
MAS managed our operations and facilities to protect the environment.
From FY2015 to FY2019, MAS implemented energy and water efficiency measures under the Public Sector Taking the Lead in Environmental Sustainability (PSTLES 2.0) initiative. Key measures taken included installing energy-efficient central air conditioning; pre-cooling of fresh air for better energy recovery; installing energy efficient lighting, as well as initiating the practice to turn lights off during lunch hours. As of June 2020, we achieved 23% and 5% reduction in energy and water consumption from 2013 levels respectively and had met the FY2020 targets.
The MAS Building was awarded the Green Mark certification (Platinum level) in 2015 by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and was recertified in 2018. MAS was also a public-sector recipient of the 2018 Best Energy Efficiency Award administered by the National Environment Agency (NEA). The award recognised MAS’ effort in rejuvenating and greening our 33-year-old building through the adoption of efficient energy management and conservation practices.