HDB tackles sustainability of new towns at multiple levels
The HDB is looking to design new towns in ways that will improve natural ventilation and minimise heat gain.
Acting Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin, says this will include using simulation to test urban designs before they are implemented.
He adds that the HDB is also looking to improve waste disposal management at the precinct level, so as to reduce smell and noise and the reliance on workers.
Mr Tan was speaking at the presentation of 18 HDB Awards to consultants and contractors at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
The awards recognise their contributions towards the design and construction of quality public housing.
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