Eco Housing Development
Singapore’s new Punggol Eco-Town is the city state’s first eco-development and a showcase for urban living solutions by the Housing & Development Board (HDB). It’s also a test-bed for technologies that foster eco-friendly living and integrated communities. The award-winning Treelodge apartments utilise sustainable energy and smart design to improve life for citizens. “Instead of providing a functional and utilitarian kind of infrastructure we designed something that is beneficial and useful for the public to enjoy,” says Alan Tan Hock Seng, director of Environmental Sustainability Research, HDB. “We have incorporated various new technologies and solutions to encourage a green lifestyle for residents. HDB hopes to be a sustainable development solution hub so that we can share similar experience and knowledge with other cities of high-rise and high-density built environment.”
In association with Monocle, EDB brings to you a selection of people, places and products that make Singapore a nation that is punching far above its weight despite its relatively compact size and population (content first published in Monocle).