Climate Vouchers worth S$300 will be given to every HDB home so they can purchase water- and energy-efficient appliances

Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor said on Monday, March 4, that families residing in HDB apartments will receive S$300 (US$223) in Climate Vouchers to be used toward the purchase of more energy-efficient appliances. Following the distribution of an initial set of vouchers to households in smaller apartments, the vouchers are now part of the improved Climate Friendly Households Program. “With these improvements, we intend to encourage more households to select resource-efficient solutions at the time of purchase or when their appliances and fixtures need to be replaced,” Dr. Khor stated in parliament during the budgetary discussion for her ministry.

 

From April 15, 2027, until December 31, 2027, all 1.1 million HDB households will have access to the new e-vouchers. They will be available in a variety of denominations and can be used to purchase ten different kinds of water- and energy-efficient household goods. The mix now includes new items including heat pump water heaters, air conditioners, washing machines, and direct current fans. Starting on April 15, HDB households with both Singaporeans and permanent residents can use their Singpass accounts to claim their Climate Vouchers online at RedeemSG. According to Dr. Khor, those in need of assistance can get in touch with the National Environment Agency (NEA) by calling its hotline. Customers must present proof of address at participating retail locations in order to redeem the vouchers.

 

The following retailers are taking part in the promotion: Chuan Heng Hardware Trading, Best Denki, Audio House, Gain City, FairPrice, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, Sheng Siong, and TS Yong Trading. Giant, Cold Storage, and Woodlands Domestic Electrical are among the new merchants that have signed up for the program this year, bringing the total number of participating retailers to 14. They collectively own almost 300 shops on the island. The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, in a joint press release with the NEA and national water agency PUB, stated that “households can reduce their energy (and) water consumption, lower their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and play their part in slowing down climate change” by making the switch to more energy-efficient appliances and fixtures.

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