is the first landed residential estate joining the fold of BCA Green Mark Platinum buildings. Haus @ Serangoon Garden is designed with environmental sustainability in mind. The development embraces an extensive use of both passive and active green building approaches to ensure that a comprehensive sustainable design is incorporated from the beginning. These include:
1 Comprehensive passive design for the whole development and individual units
The layout and orientation of the 96 units were designed to minimise heat gain and maximise natural ventilation from the sun-path and wind directions. For individual units, passive designs were incorporated to facilitate good air flow and circulation including a uniquely designed car porch and ample window openings to enhance natural day-lighting. Each house also comes with a roof sky-light and open riser staircase that brings in more natural light into the centre of the house.
2 Photovoltaic (PV) system using solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity
Every house comes with a 1 kilowatt-peak PV system installed on its roof to generate solar electricity. Known to be one of the cleanest and greenest renewable energy sources, the solar power generated by the PV system will off-set the grid electricity consumed by the refrigerator provided for each house and house owners will benefit from direct cost savings on their electricity bills.
3 Air-conditioner heat recovery system
Another first-of-its-kind innovation for a landed housing estate here is the implementation of an air-conditioner heat recovery system where the waste heat generated from the operation of the air-conditioners will be used to provide homeowners with hot water in their bathrooms. This is a unique add-on innovation to the air-conditioning system which is of the highest energy efficiency “4-ticks” rating provided for each house.
4 Rainwater harvesting system
Every house will have a rainwater harvesting system to allow for the collection of rainwater for gardening use, hence reducing the use of potable water and also helps in the reduction in water bills.
Homeowners of HAUS@SERANGOON GARDEN can benefit up to 40% utility savings for each typical terrace house, depending on their individual lifestyle and utility usage pattern
Reference: The Press Release by BCA and