Guidelines on Environmental Provisions
The twin objectives of our environmental policy are to meet the community's aspirations for quality living and to benefit the next generation.
To take our environmental initiatives forward, the URA engaged an environmental consultant in 2009 to develop a comprehensive policy drawing on URA's past work as well as making reference to relevant overseas experience and existing technology.
The URA's environmental policy guidelines cover 6 main environmental provisions:
- Energy Efficiency
Sun-shading provisions, energy efficiency of electrical, lighting, lift and escalator installations, high thermal performance structural fabric (e.g. low e-glass), solar hot water system, energy saving air-conditioning devices, water-cooled chiller system, heat recovery system, etc.
- Water Conservation
Dual flushing/low volume cistern, condensate collection system and rain-water collection system for irrigation or flushing, grey water recycling system, etc.
- Environmentally-friendly Building Materials
Materials non-damaging to ozone, recycled plastic bottles and rubber tyres for children's playground flooring, recycled plastic and wood wastes for flooring of landscaped areas, etc.
Landscaped open space, roof garden, vertical greening, street planting, etc.
- Facilities for Collection of Recyclable Waste
Domestic waste, etc.
- Reduction of Construction Waste and Environmental Nuisance
Waste management plan, introduction of noise mitigation measures, etc.
The Lee Tung Street project is the first URA project incorporating the environmental provisions in a comprehensive way. Application of the green features on the project can reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by about 23%. This reduction in the project's carbon footprint is equivalent to about 170,000 trees.