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Singapore's PUB, BCA and NEA are helping with the environmental protection of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city.

[Photo caption]: Hui Feng Creek Park
[Photo caption]: Hui Feng Creek Park

PUB, the national water agency, manages Singapore's water supply, water catchments and used water in an integrated way. It ensures a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with local catchment water, imported water, NEWater and desalinated water. It also spearheads water conservation efforts in Singapore. PUB's experience is valuable to Eco-city, as the latter lacks water resources and is situated on salt-alkaline land.

PUB has worked closely with the Eco-city Administrative Committee to jointly develop a set of Integrated Water Management Guidelines for the Eco-city covering water conservation, water safety and quality and sanitation and drainage. PUB is also contributing its expertise to the construction and operation of the Eco-city’s wastewater treatment plant and recycling plant. Together with the Eco-city Administrative Committee, PUB had provided technical assistance to rehabilitate the Qingjing Lake in 2013. It has also shared its "Active, Beautiful and Clean Waters Programme” with the Eco-city. In addition, PUB monitors the water-related KPIs for the Eco-city. These include ensuring that water from taps in the Eco-city is potable and at least 50% of the water utilised in the Eco-city is from non-conventional water resources. Targets have also been set for per capita domestic water consumption and for the quality of water bodies in the Eco-city.

[Photo caption]: The Low Carbon Living Lab serves as a “living laboratory” as China’s Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) works with the property owner of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Investment and Development Co. Ltd to conduct ongoing data collection and research to improve on LCLL’s building performance in areas such as energy efficiency.
[Photo caption]: The Low Carbon Living Lab serves as a “living laboratory” as China’s Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) works with the property owner of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Investment and Development Co. Ltd to conduct ongoing data collection and research to improve on LCLL’s building performance in areas such as energy efficiency.

BCA champions the development of a safe, high-quality, sustainable and friendly built environment in Singapore. It has won international accolades for its various initiatives relating to sustainable development. In the case of the Eco-city, BCA has been working closely with the Eco-city Administrative Committee to develop the Eco-city into a “Demonstration Base for Green Buildings”. This includes achieving 100% green and barrier-free buildings in the Eco-city. It has jointly developed the Green Building Evaluation Standards (GBES) for the Eco-city with the Eco-city Administrative Committee, which is drawn up based on BCA's Green Mark System and the Green Star System adopted by the PRC Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

BCA has conducted customised training programmes for Tianjin and Eco-city Administrative Committee government officials and industry professionals. This is to enhance the awareness of green building concepts and develop industry capabilities in green building technologies in the Eco-city. BCA is also a technical advisor for the Low Carbon Living Lab in the Eco-Business Park, which is the first project that won the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award in China and in a temperate zone. It also achieved Platinum standard under the Eco-city’s GBES as well as 3-Star Award in China Green Building Design Label.

NEA is the lead agency for achieving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore. It is working with the Eco-city Administrative Committee to develop an integrated environmental monitoring system for the Eco-city. It is also working with the Eco-city Administrative Committee to monitor the Eco-city's various environmental-related KPIs, such as treatment of hazardous waste, noise pollution levels, ambient air quality, carbon emissions level, per capita domestic waste generated and overall recycling rate. NEA has also helped to link Singapore environmental companies with the Eco-city Administrative Committee to participate in projects in the Eco-city.








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