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Yuhua residents to get their say on eco-solutions

Interactive exhibition will gather feedback for HDB's plan to green the estate

Published on Oct 7, 2012 6:00 AM
Visitors at Yuhua Community Club view a scale model of an HDB flat featuring environmentally friendly initiatives such as rooftop solar panels. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Yuhua residents are being invited by the Housing Board to suggest what eco-friendly initiatives and energy-saving appliances they would prefer for their estate and homes.

The estate is the country's pilot site for Greenprint, HDB's plan to green existing public estates islandwide, modelled on Singapore's first eco-town, Punggol.

The plan was officially launched on Saturday night at Yuhua Community Club by Member of Parliament Grace Fu. An exhibition that will travel around the neighbourhood was kicked off in parallel to explain the plans and seek residents' input.

The exhibition is interactive, allowing residents to push buttons indicating where they think bicycle parking racks should be located, and whether they would consider purchasing more energy-efficient lights, air-conditioners and refrigerators.

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