HDB's Green Towns plan ambitious but doable: Experts

New heat reflecting paint, solar panels, LED lights, green canopy and recycling rainwater will transform estates

Workers paint the facade of a block of HDB flats in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 on June 13, 2017. PHOTO: ST FILE
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These sensors have the added benefit of charting how and when residents use the common areas in HDB estates, which enables planners to better design spaces.

The collected data can also predict potential faults so service providers can carry out proactive maintenance before a breakdown occurs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2020, with the headline HDB's Green Towns plan ambitious but doable: Experts. Subscribe