Singapore’s climate is changing, in line with the rest of the world. Living in Tengah, residents will be a key part of the effort to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Research forecasts that average temperature in Singapore may hit 40°C by 2045, and this will shift air-conditioning from a luxury to a necessity. Tengah residents will be able to enjoy a highly efficient eco-friendly solution for this – which is, centralised cooling.
Warming Stripes. Annual Singapore temperatures from 1901 – 20191
1Source: showyourstripes.info. Ed Hawkins, Climate Scientist in the NCAS at The University of Reading.
Residents will be able to live an eco-friendly and hassle-free lifestyle by using the MyTengah app. They will be able to understand their household utilities consumption, intelligently control their Centralised Cooling usage, browse and purchase energy efficient appliances, and many more.
While it is Singapore’s goal to reach an ambitious 2 gigawatt-peak solar capacity by 2030, we are a small country faced with limited land for solar farms. To maximise the limited space available in Tengah, SP is deploying both conventional and vertical solar panels (known as building-integrated photovoltaics, BIPV). Tengah will likely to have the largest aggregated installation of BIPV in Singapore when fully developed.
The solar energy generated will be used to power Centralised Cooling, together with other renewable energy sources from within Singapore. Residents will thus be able to play a part in mitigating climate change just by subscribing to Centralised Cooling.
Electric vehicle drivers will be well served by parking facilities all across Tengah having their parking lots equipped with EV charging points from SP. Drivers will be able to find stations, charge, and pay conveniently using a mobile app.
Furthermore, at Tengah’s neighbourhood centres, they will be able to top up their EVs quickly at SP’s innovative Fast-Charging Hubs while attending to their groceries and other quick errands.
Eco Boards are digital displays to help residents be more aware of their block’s impact on the environment. Installed at the lift lobby, these boards will also provide residents with green tips to lower their electricity and water consumption and will encourage sustainable behaviour with utilities-saving competitions between blocks.
Tengah will feature not one but two innovative waste disposal systems working together in harmony. First, HDB’s Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System (PWCS) will efficiently collect household waste out of sight via a vacuum-type underground pipe network. Then, Smart Waste Management System – a micro-scale waste-to-energy system ‑ will convert this waste to thermal energy, reducing carbon emissions through avoiding waste transportation and incineration. Through this system, Tengah residents will be contributing to a zero-waste future and a more sustainable Singapore.
Town operators will be able to keep the town and common facilities running smoothly for the residents, through an AI-enabled digital township suite that provides centralised monitoring and management of the town’s energy resources and systems.