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All new HDB flats to have eco-features from Wednesday's BTO launch onwards

Published on Jan 22, 2014 10:12 AM
 
Ongoing construction of Fernvale Riverbow Build-To-Order (BTO) flats at Fernvale Link. All new Housing Board flats will come with a set of "eco-features" for a greener living environment and to support the national commitment to sustainable development. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

All new Housing Board flats will come with a set of "eco-features" for a greener living environment and to support the national commitment to sustainable development.

Most of these features have been piloted in HDB projects in Punggol. They include centralised recycling chutes and sinks that direct water from hand-washing to the toilet cistern, so it can be used for flushing.

These features will be part of all new developments, starting with those in Wednesday's Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise. The BTO also marks the start of the HDB's tapering-off of the massive flat supply over the last three years.

 
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