The eight projects that won the first Jurong Lake District (JLD) Innovation Challenge were unveiled at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in mid-July. Organized by URA, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the competition saw participating teams proposing novel urban solutions for challenge statements issued by the stakeholders in JLD. Participants included teams from CapitaLand, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, Lendlease Global Commercial Reit, Science Centre Singapore, SMRT and the Land Transport Authority, among others.
Winning projects include a smart building management system created by Singapore start-up Zuno Carbon, which generates recommendations for optimal settings of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to balance energy efficiency and the building occupants’ comfort. Another project is a joint submission by Internet-of-Things company iZeeM and waste-management firm Otto that proposes a smart recycling center consisting of smart bins with embedded sensors and image-recognition technology.
The Singapore Government has announced that they want all new developments in the JLD to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045, five years earlier than the national target. With the developing JLD set to be Singapore’s largest business district outside the Central Business District, the various innovative solutions are set to help the JLD achieve that goal and allow Singapore to pursue greener and more sustainable solutions.
(Source: The Straits Times)