Growing Greener and Cooler Outdoors

Photo: NDP 2018 Exco

Powering Singapore’s birthday celebrations comes with a greener and cooler upgrade.

Back for a second year, SP Group and ST Engineering have an improved outdoor cooling solution at the National Day Parade 2018, to help spectators beat the heat.

The system will cool sections seating beneficiaries with special needs, such as those in wheelchairs. These spectators can enjoy the parade, performances and festivities in cool comfort outdoors, through this made-in-Singapore innovation.

This year’s improved version has direct individualised air outlets with adjustable louvers that uniformly distributes cold air as low as 22 degrees celsius throughout the area. It has also been designed to blend into the seating area to optimise space and avoid obstructing spectators’ view.

"It's a brilliant idea that is cooling everyone. It's helping all the spectators here, making them so comfortable.
I was here last year and this makes it a world of difference." — Suresh Vanaz

"This is my first NDP, and when I arrived, I was surprised to find this cooling solution at my seat.
It certainly makes it a more comfortable and enjoyable experience." — Theresa Lee

Building on SP’s underground district cooling network at Marina Bay, this solution also consumes 90 per cent less energy than conventional air-conditioning for the same cooling capacity.

— 6 August 2018