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Green buildings help in climate change fight

They may hold the key to reducing Singapore's carbon footprint as urban development continues apace with the property sector roaring back to life once again.

Asia Square has the largest solar panel installation in Singapore and the first bio-diesel plant in a commercial development here. It's among the top 10 per cent of buildings in terms of water efficiency and consumes 35 per cent less energy than other standard commercial buildings.

IT is the year 2500 in Singapore. We travel with driverless cars, Mars is a much loved tourist spot, and robots live and walk among us as peers. One catch - we're all underwater, because sea levels have risen more than six metres, based on projections by some scientists.

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