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S$20m initiative to make NTU among greenest universities

Nanyang Technological University

By Monica Kotwani

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) aims to reduce its energy and water usage as well as carbon footprint and waste output by 35 per cent by 2020.

The move will make NTU one of the most environmentally-friendly universities in the world.

A S$20 million initiative called the EcoCampus, launched on Wednesday by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office S Iswaran, will be behind that transformation.

Under the initiative, NTU’s 200-hectare campus will be used as a test bed for research projects — from smart building systems to electric transportation.

It is a collaboration between NTU, the Singapore Economic Development Board and JTC Corporation.

Companies and organisations will also be involved at the projects level. 12 projects have been earmarked so far.

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