All households in one and two-room blocks of flats in the North East District each receive a $ 25 voucher to redeem LED lighting in an effort to help residents become more environmentally conscious by using lamps that use energy Reduce. 19659002] The initiative was launched yesterday by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the North East Community Development Council (CDC) in Punggol North.
The total electricity consumption of households in Singapore has risen by about 17 percent over the past decade. A NEA survey showed that only 28 percent of households in single and two-room apartments use LED lighting, which is the most energy-efficient type of lighting.
The program will enable 13,000 households to realize cost savings in their energy bills.
If all these households turn their lights on LED, they are expected to jointly save around 360,000 kilowatt hours annually. This corresponds to more than $ 70,000 in energy savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions by more than 150 tons per year.
All eligible households in the North East District will be notified by e-mail over the next two months to collect their $ 25 vouchers from designated collection points, such as the nearest community center. They must collect them within six months of notification.
According to NEA, there are on average four to five light bulbs in each one and two room apartment, and the $ 25 voucher should cover the cost of replacing LED lights. The voucher can be used here in all stores of Home-Fix, Selffix and Sheng Siong, Philips Light Lab and road shows organized by the NEA and North East CDC.
The NEA is gradually reviewing the program to other districts
Ronnie Tay, chief executive officer, said: "Caring for the environment can be done in simple ways." By choosing energy-saving appliances, households can not only save energy and reduce their energy bill, but also reduce CO2 emissions. "
Minister of Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, who was guest of honor at the event, also encouraged residents to make their contribution to the environment." He said: "The government can not only tackle climate change, use less electricity at home is a simple climate action that we can all take. "