Updated: 05/01/2014 01:47

NTU launches new green initiative

NTU launches new green initiative

The Nanyang Technological University or NTU has launched a new initiative, to cut its energy and water consumption by 35 per cent by the year 2020. 

This, they hope, will make NTU one of the world's most environmentally-friendly university campuses. 

The 20 million dollar initiative, named EcoCampus, also aims to turn NTU into a test-bed for research projects in green technologies. 

This includes smart building systems, electric transportation and water conservation technologies. 

EcoCampus is a collaboration between NTU, the Economic Development Board, and JTC Corporation. 

Speaking at the launch of EcoCampus on Wednesday, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran says it will be a model in resource efficiency for future developments in Singapore. 

"The EcoCampus will create exciting green-collar jobs, potentially generating gold outcomes, raise our international standing, and inspire Singaporeans to adopt sustainable practices."

Demonstration projects will be built in the first phase. 

And if found to be energy efficient, they will be implemented on a large scale. 

33 proposals have already been submitted for the first phase.

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