HDB launches Greenprint initiative [News]
By Olivia Siong, Channel NewsAsia, 6 Oct 2012.
The Housing and Development Board’s plan to bring sustainable and eco-friendly living to existing public housing estates has officially been 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 on Saturday.
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.
The plan for the pilot precinct will cost S$18 million. Of this, S$1 million will be set aside to establish a Greenprint community test-bedding fund that allows the public to propose ideas and solutions to further enhance green living.
Source: Channel NewsAsia