Bringing sustainable living into the community
The ‘Smart Green Design’ tour begins at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and Jurong Community Hospital (JCH). Built with environmental sustainability in mind, both hospitals were designed to be as carbon-neutral in infrastructure, water and energy systems, and landscape features. An innovative ward design also allows NTFGH and JCH to provide a window for every patient. This significantly improves ventilation, maximises natural light and provides a conducive, healing environment for both patients.
The hospitals are connected to the town centre via sheltered link bridges to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, bus interchange, business, retail, dining and entertainment facilities for improved connectivity.
In the second leg of the tour, visitors will get to experience the initiative under HDB Greenprint at Yuhua, which aims to bring green and sustainable living directly into the lives of Singaporeans living in housing estates. Launched in 2012, the initiative transformed 38 HDB apartment blocks with a slew of green features ranging from solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems that promote energy and water conservation to green roofs.
The HDB Greenprint at Yuhua initiative involves the residents and put them in immersive roles for shared ownership of the green initiatives. Going forward, HDB Greenprint at Yuhua will be involved in test-bedding smart technologies to further improve its residents’ well-being.