Poh Ern Shih: The high-tech, eco-friendly Buddhist temple

Poh Ern Shih: The high-tech, eco-friendly Buddhist temple

A traditional Buddhist temple is embracing the green movement with various renewable energy additions
Solar panels
The temple is run mostly on renewable energy with solar panels being one of their sources of electricity.

While many places of worship strive to adhere to classic designs, the Poh Ern Shih temple has combined the traditional with the green. The temple’s rooftop is fitted out with solar panels to help heat their water and power their lights. The architects have also taken advantage of the temple’s windy location, putting wind turbines in place to generate electricity.

More impressively, rainwater collected from the roof is used to irrigate the temple grounds and also pass through hydro-electric generators and purifiers to create sustainable energy and potable water.

The Poh Ern Shih temple is slated for completion by the second quarter of 2010.

getting there

Poh Ern Shih Temple
9 Chwee Chian Road
Singapore 117488
tel +65 6474 3926
www.pohernshih.org

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