The climate-friendly household package will include a one-off voucher for 150 dollars. Offered by the National Environment Agency (NEA), the package will be available for investment in energy and water efficient refrigerator models.
As already mentioned, one to three-room HDB flat owners can apply under the new scheme.
According to preliminary estimates, approximately 300,000 households living in HDB apartments will qualify for funding under the scheme.
On top of enjoying a brand new appliance, households will also get to benefit from the energy savings that stem from the use of an energy efficient fridge, the official announcement reads.
In addition to the fridge vouchers, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources will also offer LED programme vouchers for more energy-efficient light installations at home.
The LED light programme was first launched in 2018. Originally, only one and two-room HDB flat owners could apply. Currently, the programme has been expanded to also offer funding to three-room HDB flat owners.
As a part of the package, each household will receive a 25-dollar voucher for the purchase of LED lights. Current estimates show that LED lights are nearly 80 per cent more energy-efficient than their traditional counterparts like incandescent light bulbs. They’re also 40 per cent more energy-efficient than fluorescent light bulbs.
The LED light programme will benefit 233,000 households. As per official statistics, 64 per cent of these families do not have LED lights currently installed in their home.
Since the LED light programme has been in existence for some time already, there’s evidence of its effectiveness. Already, 8,700 families living in one or two-room HDB flats have received their funding for a switch to a more energy-efficient lighting solution.