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  1. New recruits ready to build a greener city

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Hong Kong Green Building Council has accredited the first batch of professionals to help property owners and developers to design green buildings. Many of this batch of 141 ... to be assessed with BEAM Plus, the revamped, local green building labelling scheme. For example, they will help identify a suitable orientation of the building so that most units will absorb minimum ...

  2. Engineering change

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Conn Yuen is founder and director of CO2nnsulting, which helps property firms construct buildings that are more sustainable from an environmental perspective. She also teaches ... fluids and found a job at the Royal Aeronautical Society's engineering and science data unit. How did you switch from being a flow engineer into work on sustainability in buildings? I took ...

  3. Spotlight on latest products and services

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan The 5th Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials and Hardware Fair begins tomorrow and runs until October 30 at AsiaWorld-Expo. Held during the peak sourcing season, the event presents the latest building-related products, expertise and services of Hong Kong, mainland and international companies. About 180 exhibitors from six countries and regions ...

  4. Developer's initiatives pay off

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... building materials, energy efficient lighting and energy star-rated products. The company's offices on two floors of Shui On Plaza have received a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award for commercial interiors by the United States Green Building Council. The certification programme recognises and encourages the adoption of sustainable green building and development ...

  5. Building collapse report is far from adequate

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When a building in a densely developed urban area falls down and kills people, the community rightly expects experts with powers of investigation to determine how it happened. Only ... unanswered. Transparency is crucial; if a reason can't be given, we need to know why. The Buildings Department's preliminary report is only six pages long. And its findings are vague when ...

  6. Greenery cools concrete jungle

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of tall buildings that prevent air circulation. Greenery has been laid atop office towers in Chicago to create about four million sqft of gardens aimed at cooling the concrete jungle during ... and machine rooms on top of many office buildings in Hong Kong prevent landscape gardening on an impressive scale, big developers are at least seeing the benefits of factoring greenery into buildings ...

  7. Buildings lie empty as owners refuse to sellBuildings in prime areas lie empty as owners refuse to sell

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A handful of buildings are lying empty in some of the city's most prime locations. They are vacant not because they're difficult to sell- far from it. The buildings' owners simply don't want to sell. Caine Terrace, a luxury residential complex on Kennedy Road in Mid-Levels, is one such property. It's been vacant for about 20 years, according ...

  8. Developers drawn to awards

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... is contributing to an environmentally friendly atmosphere by using its buildings' rooftops to grow plants. To encourage more developers to be aware of the environment, the Green Building Conference has launched the Green Building Award. After more than four months of nominations, project screening and judging processes, two major events will soon take place to announce and recognise ...

  9. Audit to aid construction sector

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... a really serious look at using more green products,' says Vincent So Chee-wing, managing director of Jebsen Building Products. 'Since then, we have made a special effort to source ... and project managers are increasingly basing designs for new buildings and renovations around green themes and products. 'We have a lot of contact with developers and keep feeding them the most ...

  10. Bad atmosphere

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The irritations seemed to be worse at peak traffic times. Then my friend smuggled the specialist, his assistant and two pieces of hand-held equipment into the building at 6.30pm for an hour of tests. ... are needed for qualified figures that can be taken to management or a building owner. The ones he produced were snapshots that were only for reference. A formal assessment or not, the figures were ...




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