Live Green

Tengah will be the first HDB town to be fully integrated with its surrounding natural environment. Green living is also made accessible through the use of smart technologies.

Convenient access for all

Tengah is the first HDB town to have a car-free Town Centre where green commute such as walking and cycling are encouraged. The separation of pedestrian flow from vehicular flow right in the heart of town will create a safer and friendlier space. Check out the convenient modes of transport that you can take within and around the town!

Tengah Transport Map

Walk and cycle everywhere
There will be dedicated walking and cycling paths on both sides of the roads in Tengah. Shared walking and cycling paths will also be provided along recreational routes through neighbourhood parks.

Walk and cycle everywhere

 

Giving buses priority
Most bus stops will be within 300 metres of residential blocks. Bus services are also comprehensively planned to facilitate both intra-town connection to key amenities and inter-town connection to nearby MRT stations and workplaces. Bus priority corridors also enhance the overall bus network.

Jurong Region Line
Tengah residents can access neighbouring towns or the city through the planned  Jurong Region Line (JRL) or bus services leading to the city and nearby towns.

Most Tengah residents will live within walking distance to an MRT station. Within Tengah, there would be 4 Jurong Region Line (JRL) MRT stations: Tengah (JS3), Hong Kah (JS4), Tengah Plantation (JE1), and Tengah Park (JE2). Brickland District will also be served by the upcoming Brickland Station (NS3A).

Nature at your doorstep

Co-existing with nature
Residents and visitors to Tengah will have the opportunity to be close to the natural habitats of various flora and fauna.

Curious to know the names of the flowers and plants in Tengah? Look through NParks’ Flora & Fauna Web to see if you can identify some of them!

Maximising the benefits of trees and shrubs
Do you know that the planting of trees at strategic locations help maximise wind flow and sun shading to create a cooler environment? In Tengah, various types of dense vegetation are planted along roads to serve as noise and visual barriers, providing a cleaner, greener living environment.

Natural water treatment
Eco-friendly features in Tengah include bioswales and bioretention basins (or rain gardens), which will collect and cleanse the rainwater before it is stored for reuse within the development or channelled into our reservoirs. Such water features also create a conducive habitat for dragonflies and amphibians, which add to the biodiversity of the town and help promote a healthy ecological balance.

Tengah gardening
You can look forward to opportunities to join a community garden in Tengah. Whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned one, you can refer to an array of resources for more information on gardening.

Biophilic Town Framework

To instil a greater sense of place, well-being, and quality of life, HDB has developed the Biophilic Town Framework to create a nature-centric neighbourhood in a holistic manner, so that residents can better connect with nature and enjoy its intrinsic benefits (HDB press release).

Guided by this framework, housing developments in Tengah are designed with considerations in the 5 key elements of neighbourhood landscapes - soil, flora and fauna, outdoor comfort, water, and people. All the districts in Tengah will incorporate biophilic designs to connect residents more closely to nature, to promote better health and well-being, and to offer a greater sense of place.

Biophilic Town Framework

A smart and sustainable environment

Smart solutions in Tengah can help create a more sustainable, liveable, and safe environment, while enabling residents to benefit from more efficient services and greater convenience.

Smart-enabled homes
Each smart-enabled home will be equipped with additional infrastructure, such as an additional power and data point at strategic locations, and a smart distribution board/sockets to facilitate household energy monitoring.

Electric vehicle-ready car park
Selected lots in each car park in Tengah will be equipped with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points, to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. The EV charging load will be powered by solar energy collected via solar panels on the rooftops of residential blocks.

Electric vehicle

 

Smart lighting
Common areas at Tengah come with smart lighting that are equipped with motion sensors and smart analytics capabilities. Lighting along the walking paths will gradually brighten in advance when motion is detected and dimmed thereafter. This could help save up to 60% more energy compared to conventional LED lighting. Beside energy savings, the data collected by the sensors can also be used to predict potential faults to carry out proactive maintenance before a breakdown occurs.

Smart lighting

 

Centralised Cooling System
Homeowners at selected precincts have the option of subscribing to a Centralised Cooling System (CCS) to regulate the temperature within your flats. The system works by piping chilled water from centralised chillers to homes. The CCS is a more energy-efficient cooling solution than conventional air-conditioning systems, which may result in lower utility bills for residents. CCS subscribers can also monitor and control their usage via an app.

For further enquiries, please contact SP Group at tengahcooling@spgroup.com.sg or visit mytengah.sg.

Centralised Cooling System

 

Solar photovoltaic panels
In addition to the horizontal solar PV panels on residential rooftops, vertical solar PV panels will also be piloted. The solar energy collected from both the horizontal and vertical PV panels would be used to power the CCS in residents’ homes, as well as supplement the electric load for the EV charging. The vertical solar PV panels will be neatly integrated with the building facade, resulting in an aesthetical appearance while generating solar energy.

Solar photovoltaic panels

Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System (PWCS)
The PWCS is an automated waste collection system that uses high-speed air to transport household waste, and will replace the conventional truck collection at every residential block. The waste will be transported from surrounding blocks to a central location, through an underground pipe network. The PWCS helps create a cleaner and more hygienic living environment by reducing odour and spillages associated with manual collection, and minimises pest infestation.

Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System (PWCS)