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Designing for sustainability in the Jurong Lake District

Tech-enabled sustainability strategies for Jurong Lake District

Jurong Lake District (JLD) is expected to be a digital, sustainable and smart district for businesses in Singapore. With Singapore’s IMDA and URA, ThinkPlace worked with the following partners to pilot new ESG initiatives in the JLD:

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Science Centre Singapore (SCS)

How can daily life and building operations become a series of connected teachable moments that encourages better environmentally-friendly behaviours? Science Centre wanted to be the heart of the Singapore science community, and have refined their pedagogy to provide inquiry-based learning enabled and connected by a digital layer.


How can we encourage drivers to want to take public transport? SMRT, one of the public transport operators, wanted a digitally connected experience for drivers so that they can feel that it is feasible to give up their cars while maintaining their lifestyles, and will be working on a public transport recommender that will tie to their backend operations for smarter transport planning.

  1. Lendlease – How to push the boundaries for net zero buildings beyond the low-hanging energy efficiency projects (such as air conditioning and energy efficient pumps). Rather than their initial idea of just introducing solar panels on top of their buildings, Lendlease reframed their strategy to personalising microclimatic conditions for thermal comfort so that it will reduce the energy consumption deviations for their properties throughout the day
  2. CapitaLand – having tried multiple ways to encourage recycling in their business parks and shopping malls, CapitaLand reframed their recycling approach from targeting the end-users to providing a recycling data aggregation platform so that they can monitor what happens to recycling (Recycling data is rarely collected properly in Singapore, and largely by hand)
  3. CapitaLand and Lendlease – How to help staff members and contractor to remain safe while working on high-risk maintenance projects? Both property owners/developers identified that the issues with maintenance was that there was no safety net when the sensors go dark and will be embarking on sourcing a new sensor management technology that can enable both calibration and additional sensitivity, so that maintenance can be better pre-empted.
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