As a responsible developer, Tropicana offers innovative ways to make a township eco-friendly
Tropicana takes pleasure in making every attempt to ensure that everyone obtains the best, not just in terms of design, materials, and cost, but also in terms of homeowner and environmental well-being. When it comes to the latter, one good example is Tropicana Heights, a sustainable township development in Kajang with a 16-acre Central Park and 750-metre linear lake. Tree transplantation is one of many environmentally friendly aspects of the development. Throughout Tropicana Heights, 400 mature khaya and 15 rain trees that were already on-site were replanted to support the current roadway system and land parcel development of individual precincts.
The use of the original topography is also commendable. Tropicana had the option of levelling the land and starting over with a new concept, but by preserving the original topography, excavation and soil erosion were greatly reduced. The gentle valleys, relatively flat expanse of fairways, and existing central lake added a dimension to the landscapes that is distinctively Tropicana Heights - and honours the land for its original formation. Gross Pollutant Traps (“GPTs”) are also installed at various points throughout the development. These filters capture storm water pollution before it enters the waterways. GPTs catch the majority of litter and silt before it reaches any waterway. The contents of the GPTs are regularly emptied and disposed of in a landfill.
The Tropicana Heights Clubhouse, as well as the Parkfield Residences Management Office and Multipurpose Hall, all have rainwater harvesting systems. Water collected from the roof is filtered into storage tanks to be used for the property’s landscaping needs. But the linear lake is without a doubt the largest rainwater harvesting system. As for the landscaping cuttings, they are taken to a compost heap and converted into fertiliser for the soil. This is distributed for use throughout the property to aid in the regeneration of the soil and vegetation growth. LED lights are installed throughout the park, main public buildings, and internal roadway. These energy-efficient lights will reduce the development’s overall power consumption over time, and provide significant savings in operational costs.
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