Singapore : HDB projects win BCA’s sustainable awards


33 sustainable design awards have been given to thirty public housing projects by Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (HBD), with the Yuhua Estate taking the highest award for eco-friendliness and inclusive living environment implementation.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has just given the Green Mark Platinum Award to The Greenprint programme in Yuhua for its implementation of  green features, which include an automated waste conveyance system, green roofs and vertical greenery.

Earlier this month, the BCA Universal Design Mark Award certified SkyVille@Dawson as their first public housing project with the top award of inclusive design. By adding a rooftop garden and wide open spaces, the building makes an effort to promote community bonding and relaxing activities. The idea of applying ramps also incorporated around the estate for the disabled and elderly.

The upcoming BTO project, Verandah@Matilda and Kampung Admiralty, is an integrated development and one-stop community hub. Seven other Housing and Development Board (HDB) projects have also been certified with a Green mark GoldPlus award. Meanwhile, the Acacia Breeze@yahishun, Punggol Topaz, and Senja Parc View just received the GoldPlus award for their Universal Design.

Other awards, such as the Construction Excellence Awards, three Construction Productivity Awards, and one Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Awards  have also been given to HDB for its project developments.

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