HDB aims to provide residents with greener and more sustainable neighbourhoods by implementing resource-efficient innovations.
The Dual Bicycle Rack System optimises space by holding 2 bicycles within the same area required by a typical rack, creating neater and safer corridors.
Designed by HDB, the Dual Bicycle Rack System optimises space by holding 2 bicycles within the same area required by a typical rack, thus creating neater and safer corridors. It has a hydraulic gas spring for users to raise and lower the upper tier of the rack safely, and also comes with a patent-pending locking bar that secures multiple points of the bicycle to minimise theft.
To support green commuting, we had installed over 2,300 Dual Bicycle Racks in Punggol Eco-Town, as well as the HDB Yuhua and Teck Ghee Greenprint programmes. Up to 40,000 Dual Bicycle Racks will be installed in 23 existing HDB Towns by 2024. Dual Bicycle Racks are also installed in new HDB BTOs launched since Jan 2014, enabling more bicycles to be parked at HDB void decks.
The GeoBarrier System (GBS) aims to optimise land use in Singapore and minimise the use of concrete.
With continuous urbanisation and development, Singapore faces increasing land constraints and a growing reliance on the use of concrete. Concrete has a large carbon footprint, and contributes up to 5% of annual global CO2 production.
The GeoBarrier System (GBS) aims to optimise land use in Singapore and minimise the use of concrete through its 2 main functions: Earth Retention and Slope Stabilisation.
The GBS’ earth retaining capability allows it to stabilise steep slopes and free up additional land by:
Optimising designs of underground structures for multi-level basement car parks and within undulating terrains
Minimising rainwater infiltration to maintain slope stability
Ferns and shrubs can also be cultivated in specially designed planting pockets to enhance greenery, improve water retention capacity, and create better acoustic ambience through absorption and attenuation of noise.
Construction and maintenance costs, as well as construction duration of wall-free multi-level car parks using GBS are significantly lower, making it more economical for use in high-rise high-density public housing.
The GBS has been pilot-implemented in Northshore Residences I and II. Located at the basement carparks, the GBS introduces natural ventilation and lighting, bringing greenery and biodiversity closer to our residents.