Published on 26 Jun 2020

A.I. technology that cuts energy use by more than 20%, wins top prize at inaugural innovation challenge by ENGIE, NTU Singapore and JurongHealth Campus

A prototype that enables the air-conditioning system to be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) took home the top prize at the inaugural ENGIE x NTU Innovation Challenge held by ENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific, the innovation arm of ENGIE Asia Pacific.

In the trial environment for the challenge, the winning team EcoBuilding from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), used a system of multi-variant sensing for predictive controls of air-conditioning. They achieved more than 20% energy savings and improved comfort through machine learning of room occupancy and air quality metrics. The final judging of the top three teams was held virtually on 24 June 2020.

Open to all university students in Singapore, the challenge is jointly organised by ENGIE and NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of NTU Singapore.

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