HDB launches Greenprint initiative to turn housing estates into green neighbourhoods
HDB's plan to bring sustainable and eco-friendly living to existing public housing estates has been officially launched.
Known as HDB's Greenprint, the initiative was launched by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Adviser to Yuhua Grassroots Organisation, Ms Grace Fu, at the first HDB Greenprint exhibition today.
The exhibition is being held in Jurong East's Yuhua neighbourhood to engage and educate residents on the plans to turn their estate into a Green Neighbourhood.
Thirty-eight blocks in Yuhua will be part of the pilot project.
Work will be carried out in phases over the next two years - from 2013 to 2014.
These include installing a Pneumatic Refuse Collection System for better waste management.
Rubbish thrown down the chute will be automatically sucked through underground pipes into centralised collection areas.
This will also improve hygiene and cut down manpower by about 70 per cent.
Secure bicycle parking facilities will also be installed to encourage eco-friendly modes of transportation.
Residents can also expect more greenery on rooftops and the walls of flats to help cool the ambient temperature.
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