24-storey green feature helps Tree House save over $500,000 a year
City Developments Limited (CDL) has officially set a Guinness World Record for the largest vertical garden in the world. The 2,289 m2 structure adorns CDL’s Tree House condominium in Bukit Timah, Singapore and has attracted visitors from all over the world since its completion in 2013.
The record-breaking garden was designed to look aesthetically beautiful and also provide a number of benefits for the building including substantial water and energy savings.
The company predict that the garden is expected to achieve air-conditioning energy savings of between S$12,000 and S$24,000 annually for the 48 west-facing master bedrooms that are insulated by the vertical wall.
“A natural insulation, the vertical garden reduces the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. It reduces heat absorption and lowers the energy needed to cool indoor spaces,” say CDL.
The garden is just one of a number of green features in the Tree House, which combined are expected to save the building over S$500,000 annually in energy and water savings.
Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL Deputy Chairman, said, “With the eco-inspired Tree House, CDL has not only created a place where residents are proud to call home but more importantly, a green icon which placed Singapore in the world map.”