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The underpinnings of a successful smart city

The underpinnings of a successful smart city

Blog posts   •   Nov 03, 2015 14:32 SGT

As smart cities are becoming more and more prevalent around the world, we also see an increasing number of new innovations in design and technology. However, it is often easy to simply associate ‘smart’ with buildings or cities that run in automation or with robotics and provide connection to data and services in order to improve services and eco-friendliness.

Pretty, Green: How the Changing Aesthetics of Sustainable Living are Winning over Consumers

Pretty, Green: How the Changing Aesthetics of Sustainable Living are Winning over Consumers

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2015 10:00 SGT

​As the technology for generating and managing renewable energy sources becomes more sophisticated, a rising number of governments, companies and private consumers are waking up to the possibilities of sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. But one of the main criticisms that persist is their lack of aesthetic appeal. How is this evolving and winning over customers in society today?

Safe as Houses: How “Smart” Cities Are Reinventing Urban Security for the Digital Age

Safe as Houses: How “Smart” Cities Are Reinventing Urban Security for the Digital Age

Blog posts   •   Aug 05, 2015 11:17 SGT

Modern advancements in digital technology, have steadily reduced the need for obtrusive physical barriers and there is a growing trend towards ultra-discreet security systems and low-profile personal safety solutions among Asia’s wealthy.

Here Comes the Sun: Why ASEAN Homeowners are Turning to Solar Power

Here Comes the Sun: Why ASEAN Homeowners are Turning to Solar Power

Blog posts   •   Jul 15, 2015 17:19 SGT

Energy needs pose various challenges for ASEAN countries as economic development reaches unprecedented growth in the past 25 years. Read how each country has been looking at opportunities in renewable resources.

Sustainability Begins at Home: The New Breed of Eco-friendly “Smart” Houses

Sustainability Begins at Home: The New Breed of Eco-friendly “Smart” Houses

Blog posts   •   Jul 01, 2015 13:00 SGT

Though there may be some who continue to debate its very existence, it is difficult to deny that climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. And while tackling the problem relies largely on governments making changes at a global level, increased awareness of the causes of climate change has led to a seismic shift in mindset at the consumer level.

After Years of Hype, "Smart" Cities Are Finally Taking Hold

After Years of Hype, "Smart" Cities Are Finally Taking Hold

Blog posts   •   Jun 25, 2015 09:30 SGT

​Billed as the future of urban living, “smart” cities have been on the horizon—and the drawing board—for more than a decade. But this new breed of digitally integrated metropolis, in which embedded technology is used to enhance standards of living and sustainability, is no longer a mere pipe dream as the first wave of “smart” cities has come to fruition in a variety of locations around the world.

Is Your Electrical Wiring Safe?

Is Your Electrical Wiring Safe?

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2015 09:07 SGT

In a society where technology is ubiquitous, we often think little of electrical outlets or how we access electricity to power modern conveniences. However, to technicians and home builders, safe and high quality wiring devices remain top concerns.

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management Systems for Greener Living

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management Systems for Greener Living

Blog posts   •   Jun 08, 2015 15:00 SGT

Recent flooding in Malaysia and Indonesia highlight the need for improvements in water management systems. We take a look home water management systems which can be used to mitigate the effects of heavy rainfall and also make water available for use in times of drought.