CleanTech Park is being developed in three phases. When completed in 2030, the 50-ha Park will have 25 buildings. The first of these, the 6-storey and 2-towered CleanTech
One has been welcoming its cutting edge tenants into its building since early 2012.
Green Development Ideals
Located on a large contiguous greenfield site, CleanTech Park has a natural undulating terrain and matured lush greenery with natural streams running through it. In drawing up the master plan, JTC adopted a principle of “Respect what is naturally existing”. Thus, a strong emphasis was placed on finding a long-term sustainable balance between the development's commercial needs and the site's natural biodiversity.
Keeping the Greenery
In keeping with our goal for sustainability and preserving the natural environment, CleanTech Park will adopt a ring road concept for road development. This allows for accessibility to the individual land parcels as well as ensure minimal cut and fill, hence preserving as much of the existing natural environment during infrastructure development. Preservation of as much of the natural environment would translate to a cooler environment within CleanTech park.
This is attributed to the shade and heat reducing factor that trees provide for. With preservation in mind, trees within the development consists of many fully grown trees allowing for maximum shade and heat reduction for the areas surrounding. This reduction in heat within the area is a crucial advantage for developments in the tropics where temperatures are relatively higher throughout the year.
Working With The Elements
In the development of plots within the CleanTech Park, the elements that were considered include solar exposure, rainfall, directions of prevailing winds, topography and forest density. By optimising these elements of nature, JTC aims to achieve more with less.
Modeling The Environment
With the help of a modeling tool, JTC managed to design the urban fabric of the Park to get the most out of the natural elements. One such tool is the solar exposure modeling concept that looks at the role that building orientation has on reducing the impact of solar radiation. This information can also assist in the selection of the best location to capture sunlight for photovoltaic electricity generation. Another modeling tool is to harness the prevailing wind directions by tapping on the natural environment to optimise building design and orientation in reducing building heat.