Latest technologies for water efficiency and treatment of cooling towers

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has curated a series of presentations and resources from government agencies and local technology providers in a one-stop online platform. Attendees can learn how to enhance the water efficiencies of cooling towers and how PUB can provide technical and funding support via a newly developed scheme. This webinar will be held on […]

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Push for Greener buildings and new support scheme through industry alliances

4 March 2021 —  The Ministry of National Development announced several key initiatives during its Committee of Supply debate today. These initiatives will further accelerate the transformation of the built environment (BE) sector and position it to emerge stronger and more resilient post-COVID-19. Singapore Green Building Masterplan: 80-80-80 in 2030 The Singapore Green Building Masterplan […]

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Swathes of Kranji woodland were cleared by mistake: Investigation ongoing

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Large swathes of Kranji woodland along the rail corridor were mistakenly cleared while the authorities were in the midst of biodiversity impact assessments there. The National Parks Board (NParks) is investigating the unauthorised clearance at the site. A JTC Corporation spokesman responded that the land was “erroneously cleared” by its contractor, Huationg, before the completion of […]

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First Singapore real estate developer signatory of WorldGBC commitment

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February 2021 — City Developments Limited (CDL) is the first real estate developer in Southeast Asia to sign the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). Image from CDL Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment challenges business, organisations, cities, states and regions to reach net […]

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Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, which can treat both sea and reservoir water, officially opens

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4 February 2021 — Water security in Singapore has been boosted with the opening of the country’s fourth desalination plant. The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant is the only one in the Republic capable of treating both sea and reservoir water, and is part of efforts to ensure that taps never go dry, rain or shine. The […]

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First movers of carbon emission reduction

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Singapore, 13 January 2021 — The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) honoured 12 organisations with the GreenDNA certification as champions of environmental stewardship in Singapore. These exemplary organisations were awarded the GreenDNA certificate by Guest-of-Honour, Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore. Held earlier today, the GreenDNA Certification Launch and Award Presentation Ceremony […]

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Reusing landfill material

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NEA is leading the research and development (R&D) efforts to find solutions to extend the lifespan of Semakau Landfill beyond 2035 under the Closing the Waste Loop (CTWL) R&D Initiative. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to study the technical feasibility of recovering mixed landfilled materials. These comprise incineration […]

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Newater, Newoil, Newsand

Moving on from Newater, Singapore has big plans for Newsand – a promising new construction material culled from incineration waste. More ambitiously, it wants to create Newoil – using discarded plastic to replace fossil fuels. The country is looking at developing its chemical recycling industry and establishing a pilot plant for this, said Senior Minister […]

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