Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four global eco-technology partners – Hitachi (China) Ltd (Hitachi), Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd (Philips), Siemens Ltd. China, Corporate Technology (Siemens), and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), and two major Asian real estate developers - Ayala Land, Inc. (Ayala Land) and Farglory Land Development Group (China) (Farglory), to create a first-of-its-kind green Central Business District (CBD), also known as the Eco-CBD, in the Tianjin Eco-City.
Mr Goh Chye Boon, CEO of SSTEC said, “This collaboration marks an important milestone in the development of the Tianjin Eco-City. We are honoured that Ayala Land, Farglory, Hitachi, Philips, Siemens and ST Engineering have chosen to partner SSTEC to develop an Eco-CBD that will inspire a paradigm shift in how CBDs are being built and used.
Hitachi will provide Home Energy Management System (HEMS) for the first 450 residential units in the Sheng Jing residential development, which is a joint venture between SSTEC, Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. and Tiong Seng Properties Pte Ltd. Hitachi also separately signed a Letter of Intent with SSTEC for comprehensive collaboration in HEMS and Electric Vehicle Hub. [more]
The total development will cost more than RMB10 billion and house about 12,000 homes. [more]
This integrated development aims to secure the LEED-Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) Certification, making it the first of its kind in China. The LEEDS-ND standard is a new system of creating and evaluating environmental sustainability in urban design and development. It is built on the idea that urban design, land use and the environment are inextricably linked. Every building will also be designed to achieve at least a Silver Award according to the Tianjin Eco-City’s Green Building Evaluation Standard (GBES).