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Build Eco Xpo, Southeast Asia's premier expo for the green building and construction industry, expects to rack up about S$100 million in sales for some of the newest green technology on the market.
SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia's premier expo for the green building and construction industry is in town. Build Eco Xpo (BEX) attracts some of the world's top companies and leaders in green innovation.
For those who are in the market for the latest green gadgets, gizmos and building materials, BEX Asia is your one-stop shopping haven.
Some 10,000 visitors are expected to rack up about S$100 million in sales for some of the newest green technology on the market, such as energy management company Green Koncepts' new intelligent lighting system.
Green Koncepts' founder and CEO Kenneth Lee said: “The system uses the cloud and Google maps to control street lamps from a central command centre, dimming them during low traffic periods to save energy.
“When you move to LED lighting, you recognise something between 30-50 per cent savings and by adding intelligent controls, these savings can probably increase by another 20-30 per cent. So we're really looking at maybe 60-75 per cent savings, depending on where you are.”
Moving on to architecture, GRM Biowood has created a new type of sustainable timber, taking wood scraps and mixing them with PVC materials to get a composite wood that is cheaper than teak.
GRM Biowood’s sales and marketing director William Tan said: “Due to the current deforestation in the world and global warming, we are trying to encourage the less use of timber. We mimic the actual timber and hope that architects can incorporate this product into their design.”
Mr Tan added the product has helped the company grow 50 per cent in the last year and heavy hitters like McDonald's are already clients.
For home products, Stonrich has introduced a massive 3.6-by-1.2 metre, 100 per cent recyclable porcelain tile.
It is slightly more expensive than normal porcelain but managing director Andy Lee said the company will recoup some of the cost in labour.
BEX Asia features 300 companies from 35 countries and will be held at Marina Bay Sands till September 13.