SINGAPORE - The world's largest vertical garden is located right here in the Republic: A 24-storey green belt at Tree House condominium in Bukit Timah clinched a Guinness World Record on Wednesday for its sheer size.
Occupying a surface area of 2,289 sq m, the garden is expected to achieve more than $500,000 in energy and water savings a year. Its features include heat-reducing windows and motion sensors at staircases that activate lights automatically.
The vertical garden built by property firm City Developments Limited (CDL) can also reduce the estate's carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. This reduces heat absorption and lowers the energy needed to cool indoor spaces.
Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL deputy chairman, said: "With the eco-inspired Tree House, CDL has not only created a place where residents are proud to call home, but more importantly, a green icon which places Singapore on the world map."