ClearWorld March 2017 - Page 3


When Singapore gained independence in 1965, the island was home to many slums, congestion, and pollution. With limited land area - about half the size of metropolitan London - and scarce natural resources, there wasn’t much hope for a green future. By incorporating innovative solutions, like rooftop gardens and renewable energy, Singaporeans have the opportunity for a livable, sustainable future.

Green building has been mandatory since 2008, but the city hopes to implement even more mandates by the year 2030. More buildings will be green—a major target is to have 80 percent achieve an environmental performance rating called Green Mark by 2030, in order to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. In the U.S., 96 cities have already pledged to cut out fossil fuels entirely in favor of 100% renewable energy.

Urban planning is more than just good physical design, it also encompasses good policy design. With cities around the world looking to make the transition to smart cities, urban planners should consider long-term cost efficiency. ClearWorld provides solutions for diverse needs and budgets, from municipalities to neighborhoods and everything in between. Our flexible solar panels don’t restrict your creativity, unlike traditional rooftop solar or BIPV. The thin film flexible panels allow for architects, developers, and engineers to incorporate solar into their designs without sacrificing innovation.