BEX Asia opens, welcoming the green and construction industry

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, the leading trade exhibition for the green building market in Southeast Asia (SEA0, kicked off with a bang at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Visitors from more than 50 nations are expected to attend the tradeshow to get a first-hand look at some of the latest innovations and insights in the Asian green building, HVAC-R, water, energy, and heating industries. Taking place from the 12th to the 14th of September 2017, BEX Asia is co-located with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, the leading trade exhibition in the region for energy-efficient solutions that power industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

BEX and MCE Asia 2017 are the key anchor trade exhibitions of Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), and are part of a larger movement contributing to the future well-being of the planet. The SGBW hosts a wide variety of events to galvanise the community to act on sustainability, reaching out to international green building experts, policymakers, academics, built environment practitioners, end-users, as well as members of the public, and students.


Platform for the latest innovations in Asia

The BEX and MCE Asia exhibition floors brimmed with the latest green building and energy-efficient technologies, giving visitors a broad view of the vast array of solutions driving meaningful change in Asia.

Smart devices were a key theme throughout the exhibition, promising to power next-generation homes, offices and buildings. From smart lighting to data-driven energy management solutions, visitors were spoilt for choice by the latest innovations on display.

The Future Home, a unique feature curated by Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd, showcased the integration of building and sustainable innovation in the form of the most basic structure of living: a house. Aiming to highlight that sustainable living starts from home along with the right mix of solutions installed in a home environment, it provides a platform where one can easily work towards sustainable living. In these spaces, products that can specifically help achieve cost savings on energy and water, thermal comfort, digital connectivity and environment wellbeing are introduced, including products from companies such as AGC Asia Pacific, Ecosoftt, Greenology, Mobike, and SoundEye, among many others.

Some companies also launched products and solutions new to the Asian market, bringing global insights from countries like the Netherlands and Slovakia, to drive the development and adoption of smart, green technologies in Asia, including G3 Industry (Netherlands) Finch Buildings, a portable and stackable building system that utilises sustainably harvested timber. Finch modules are highly sustainable, due to their long lifespan, energy efficiency production and closed-loop system.


Best and brightest industry minds come together

BEX Asia and MCE Asia’s seminar tracks, titled Green View and Mostra Xchange respectively, also commenced on the first day of the show. Featuring a stellar line-up of industry experts, the seminars kicked off with the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) Forum, featuring experts who discussed strategies for creating living spaces that are not only functional and aesthetic, but sustainable as well.

“I am honoured to be able to participate in knowledge and information exchange with my industry peers in the coming days at MCE Asia’s Mostra Xchange,” Mr Chan Chow Fong, Principal Engineer at ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Ptd Ltd, said. “Through our intensive R&D efforts over the years, ST Electronics has garnered deep insights into energy conservation that does not compromise user experience. I look forward to sharing these, as well as our experience in designing and deploying smart lighting systems. I’m excited at the prospect of hearing from other industry experts in various fields, as we strive to create more sustainable living environments in Asia and beyond.”

Attendees of the Green Viewseminars will have the opportunity to hear from experts such as Mr Vincent Chow, CEO, En-trak Hong Kong Limited, on How to Reduce Lighting Energy Wastage Using One Simple App, and Mr Alex Lau, CEO, Anacle System Limited, on A Bold Vision for Energy Management in the Age of IOT, among many others.

Other highlights include the ASHRAE Seminar on Designing & Managing Energy Efficient Buildings, conducted by Dr Yang Junjing, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in Tropics, National University of Singapore, as well as Chair of Research Promotion Committee of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Singapore Chapter. Dr Benny Chow, Director of Sustainability at Aedas, will also be sharing the latest research on leveraging computational tools to design people-centric, sustainable urban neighbourhoods. Dr Chow, an award-winning sustainable design expert, is also Chairman of the Industry Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, as well as a Committee Member and Expert Panel Member of the China Green Building Council.

In all, professionals can look forward to gain up to 11 professional development units (PDUs) through these seminars in the exhibition.