HDB launches eco-friendly BTO project in Punggol


HDB has launched its first eco-friendly precinct, Treetops @ Punggol. The development is expected to be completed by 2011.

The development is located at the junction of Punggol Road, Punggol Drive and Punggol Place. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the Punggol MRT station and the Damai LRT station. The development is also within close proximity to the future Punggol Town Centre and future Sports Complex.

Treetops @ Punggol consists of 712 units of Premium flats housed in seven 16-storey residential blocks. There are 98 units of 3-room flats, 600 units of 4-room flats and 14 units of 5-room loft units. Unique to this eco-precinct is the 5-room loft unit which features a double-volume living room and an open terrace that can be converted into a sky garden.

The development will incorporate a range of green technologies and innovations for effective energy, water and waste management. These include solar panels to generate lighting for common areas, centralised recyclable refuse chutes and a rainwater collection system.

Parking facilities and services will be located at the podium level, hence providing residents with direct and convenient access to their apartments. Above the podium car park is a vehicular-free area called the Eco-Deck. Planted with lush greenery, the Eco-Deck is an enhanced green lung for the precinct, where residents can interact and enjoy the eco-lifestyle. Residents can look forward to a well-shaded jogging path, exercise stations for the elderly and a children’s playground made from recycled materials. There will also be a precinct pavilion and a community garden.

Intensified greenery at the Eco-Deck, vertical greening along the columns of the residential blocks, and green roofs at the roof decks will help to cool down the ambient temperature, while beautifying the precinct environment.

Application starts today and will end on 17 April. An exhibition is also held at HDB Hub, Atrium Level 1 from now till 17 April.

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