Dynamic Energy-Efficient Engineering Solutions: Raffles City the Bund, Shanghai
Session: Track D, Session 4: Geotechnical Engineering Award & Systems Award
Associate Principal, Arup
Raffles City The Bund in Shanghai consists of a shopping mall and two Grade-A office buildings with a total Gross Floor Area of 420,000 square meters (452,084 square feet). Sustainable MEP design should consider not only the operation of the system at present, but also its possible economic benefits and environmental quality returns during the operation of the buiding in the medium and long term.
The project aims to achieve energy saving through the following 3 aspects. First, façade shading plus natural ventilation can reduce energy consumption at the source. Secondly, the solar energy system and rainwater recycling system are set up to make full use of renewable energy, which could achieve water and energy saving goals. Thirdly, the ice storage system used as part of the air conditioning system brings sustained and continuous economic benefits by reducing operation costs.