HDB greenprint pilot to be extended

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The HDB Greenprint programme may be incorporated in other housing estates in future, as the government is exploring extending some of the sustainable initiatives to be test-bedded in another pilot town.

HDB will then study the two pilots to identify the successful initiatives which will be replicated in other housing estates.

Launched in October 2012, the HDB Greenprint programme aims to bring sustainable living into existing public housing estates. These initiatives are currently being piloted in Jurong East.

The green initiatives include energy and water-saving solutions, such as the Rainwater Harvesting System (RWHS) and rooftop solar panels.

For example, the RWHS (pictured) is designed to collect rainwater to wash common areas and for irrigation. HDB is partnering PUB to study the feasibility of integrating the RWHS with detention tanks, which are for flood mitigation purposes, in new HDB estates.

In a written response to a query in parliament earlier this month, the Ministry of National Development (MND) said, “Work on most of the Greenprint initiatives in Jurong East has commenced and we project to complete them by the end of next year.”

Picture Source: HDB’s website
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