As a sustainable developer, JTC has been adopting environmentally sustainable practices in the planning, design, construction and management of our industry spaces and innovation districts.
|Phase 1: Planning|
We masterplan our estates and developments in alignment with our environmental sustainability commitments. At the estate level, green and blue masterplans help to balance biodiversity with commercial needs, while integrating strong logistics and connectivity infrastructure reduces direct emissions by enabling a vehicle-lite environment. To reduce energy and water consumption, buildings are designed with architectural features and fixtures which help to cut air-conditioning needs through natural cooling and maximise water recycling. Developments are also able to tap on shared services like district cooling and pneumatic waste disposal systems to achieve greater operational and resource efficiencies. Finally, districts are planned to be solar-ready to facilitate subsequent renewable energy generation.
|Phase 2: Design & Construction|
To ensure developments are built safely, efficiently, and sustainably, we leverage technology and global best practices in design and construction. Even before construction begins, virtual design and construction is used to minimise resource wastage and potentially dangerous site activities. In the construction site, robots such as Pictobot and Quicabot are used in combination with green building materials to bring benefits such as increased productivity, reduced safety risk, and lowered maintenance requirements. Green Mark features are also included in blueprints to ensure Green Mark certification is minimally achieved for all districts and developments once each development is completed.
|Phase 3: Operations|
To increase energy and water efficiency in our operations, design features such as urban greenery and blackwater recycling facilities are incorporated from the outset to insulate against heat, thus reducing cooling needs, as well as cut waste water generated. 6D Building Information Modelling is also used when laying out developments to ensure subsequent facilities management can be executed efficiently. Our facilities management partners are also encouraged to adopt sustainable practices through the use of a Green Bonus Scheme. New solutions are simultaneously sought from external stakeholders through Open Innovation Calls, with our estates serving as living labs and test-beds. Throughout, integrated estates and building management systems help monitor, analyse, and optimise operations, increasing resource efficiency.
|Phase 4: Rejuvenation|
As buildings get older, they are rejuvenated or replaced to ensure best use of scarce land and natural resources. Data analytics is used to study occupancy and movement characteristics, among other things, to optimise lighting and cooling levels to reduce energy wastage. Older buildings are retrofitted with new features such as photovoltaic panels, low-emissivity glass, and smart sensors to increase sustainability and to meet guidelines. Where necessary, mature developments and estates are repurposed into more productive and efficient future-ready spaces.