CleanTech Park Living Lab Program

The CleanTech Park Living Lab Program is part of JTC's industrial infrastructure innovation initiatives. Under the Living Lab Initiative, JTC aspires to partner with industrial players to test-bed and showcase innovative but yet to commercialise, green solutions in CleanTech Park. This partnership programme will focus on test-bedding projects in 3 key areas:

  • Resource Efficiency
    Solutions to improve energy and water efficiencies as well as clean energy generation solutions at both estate and building level.
  • Sustainable Urban Solutions 
    Innovative urban solutions to mitigate the various urban challenges such as urban heat, transportation and recycling
  • Building Efficiency & Maintanence 
    Solutions to improve building efficiency and lower cost of operation and maintenance of green buildings

Under this Initiative, CleanTech Park is fast becoming the single location for supporting industrial infrastructure innovation and development through hosting a myriad of test-beds.

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CleanTech Park

Through the various test-bedding initiatives in CTP, CTP is well set to be the single largest community/development for test-bedding opportunities in Singapore. For more information, please refer to here.

1 MW PEM Fuel Cell System

Partnership with Real Time Engineering

JTC will be test-bedding a 1MW hydrogen fuel cell system in CleanTech One, the first building in CleanTech Park. The testbed is partly funded by the Prime Minister's Office under "The Enterprise Challenge". The fuel cell system is expected to supply clean energy to power close to 20% of the building's electrical load.

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Storm Water Management System

Partnership with Atelier Dreiseitl

CleanTech Park's unique topography allows JTC the opportunity to test-bed a unique storm water management system in an urban environment. Through the conservation of the natural environment at strategic locations in the park, storm water runoffs will be channeled through 3 extended green fingers. The channeled storm water will be naturally conveyed through bioswales and cleansing biotopes for treatment before being stored in the low central wetland retention pond.

Cleansed water will then be used for irrigation and toilet flushing, and overflow to the perimeter drain when it is in full capacity. During a storm, the swales and retention pond acts as a flood measure control to slow down the flow to the perimeter drains, reducing the peak runoff during storm events.

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Solar Photovoltaic System

Partnership with Phoenix Solar

To tap on the natural power of the sun, CleanTech One will host several Solar Photovoltaic Panels to supplement the building's electricity needs.

Solar Thermal Collectors

Partnership with Solid Asia

Being one of the tenants in CleanTech One, Solid Asia Pte Ltd has embraced the Living Lab Initiative and would be test-bedding their innovative solar thermal collectors in Singapore's tropical climate, allowing for customization of the collectors for efficiency in the tropics. Solid Asia's customized thermal collector system is expected to be more efficient for use in the tropics than currently available commercial collectors.

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Solar Thermal Façade

Partnership with a local Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)

The Solar Thermal Façade is a building-based test-bed located at both the eastern and western staircases to provide shading from the sun. At the same time, the captured heat energy would provide heated water that could be used for washing and bathing.
The Solar Thermal Façade also reduces the overall envelope temperature and minimizes re-radiation of trapped solar energy outwards from the façade wall. Lower ambient temperature translates into energy savings for the air-conditioned building.

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Sky Trellis

Partnership with Surbana

The Sky Trellis located between tower blocks in CleanTech One is a simple idea which takes its inspiration from a tree. A large part of energy consumption of a building goes to the air-conditioning, thus by reducing the temperature of the common area, we can expect savings in electricity bills. The trellises which are built between the tower blocks will be covered with creepers to provide shade, lowering the ambient temperature and would also encourage tenants to enjoy walking between the blocks.

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Low Voltage Direct Current

Partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Royal Philips Electronics (Philips)

Called the Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) grid network, the experimental grid and Philips’ direct current LED lightings will be set up by NTU's Energy Research Institute (ERI@N). The smart grid prototype automatically controls individual Philips LED panels on the ceilings by the use of wireless motion sensors embedded at strategic locations to achieve energy savings.