03 Sep '12, 10am

Singapore tests eco-friendly homes

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Punggol Eco-Town is Singapore's first large-scale experiment to make public housing eco-friendly The sustainable features range from practical to highly innovative The government is leasing solar panels in a partner scheme with private manufacturers It is hoped the project's variety of experiments will have wider implications (CNN) -- Singapore's first public housing blocks built to be environmentally sustainable have become the testing ground for future projects. From afar, the high-rises of Punggol Eco-Tow n look unremarkable, but they are the first large-scale experiment to make public housing eco-friendly in Singapore, a tropical city-state that is hot year-round. Over 80% of Singapore's residents live in public housing, called HDBs, after the government agency that builds them. "What we have done is that we put in various eco friendly features that he...

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