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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Building owners need to pay attention to Hong Kong’s long-term energy plans

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:36pm by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... Robert Allender property.post@scmp.com Their structures use 90 per cent of the city's electricity and so they need to step into discussions about where to get it from Building owners must care about HK's power future Of all the electricity sold in Hong Kong, buildings consume 90 per cent. The government is planning on placing a big bet on where the city's ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong’s status as retail hub safe for now

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:50pm by Tom Gaffney

    ... are actively expanding their footprint in the city. Esprit recently preleased three floors (17,944 square feet) of the Wings Building in Central for about HK$2 million per month, and Sulwhasoo opted ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Mandatory energy audits force Hong Kong building owners to review use

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:35am by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... Robert Allender Costs are high, but law has forced reluctant building owners to review their consumption City energy audits prove their worth Mandatory energy audits- snake or ladder? ... improvement measures would not even be cursorily considered without irrefutable evidence that they would pay for themselves in two years, or even one, the owners of the 1,000 commercial buildings ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bridgehead economy on Lantau could play key role in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:59pm by MARCOS CHAN

    ... to build these facilities remains very tight. The proper planning and development of a bridgehead economy on Lantau would provide Hong Kong with a strong platform to solve some of its challenges ... of tourists in Hong Kong and establish the delta region as one Asia's foremost tourism destinations. The development of Lantau is not just about building more hotels and shopping centres. ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... For the first time, the global natural and built-asset design and consultancy firm Arcadis has developed a report on the economic value created by all the buildings and infrastructure assets within ... drivers; and building assets with the end of the asset's life in mind to allow for easier redefinition when the time comes. With this approach, Hong Kong and other markets in Asia can aim ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Shanghai shows it’s serious about using underground space

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:49pm by SHAUN BRODIE

    ... keeping the data that flows through a data centre safe is an important consideration. Build a data centre below ground and it will be shielded from cosmic rays or electromagnetic interference. ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Performance of health care facilities needs to be optimised to meet demand

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:23pm by KAREN PROSSER

    ... to help build new hospitals and redevelop existing facilities, with additional funding of more than HK$660 million to enhance elderly services and facilities. However, many of the schemes proposed ... hospitals to older clinics. Many of these existing assets are not as efficient as they could be and do not reach the standards outlined in recent measures like the Building Energy Efficiency ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Energy efficiency law for buildings will have big impact

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... Robert Allender property.post@scmp.com New ordinance will affect every company that is a full or part owner of space in a commercial building, so study it well Getting to grips with energy law Decision-makers for any company that owns or leases commercial property in Hong Kong would be well advised to familiarise themselves with the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance which ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Looking farther afield

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by RHODRI JAMES

    ... in the best buildings to satisfy their requirements. However, at a time when a growing number of companies have become more cost conscious, the lack of space in decentralised areas is acute. ... stock in the Hong Kong market, the number of premises with vacant space of more than 25,000 square feet has fallen only recently to just 19 buildings. Almost all of these are located on Hong ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    More firms looking beyond Central for office space in coming years

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by GAVIN MORGAN

    ... renowned central business districts. It also contains some of the most valuable office real estate in the world, despite a wide variety of building specifications. This, together with a dearth ... to grow, with green buildings viewed as more attractive and marketable. This may become a competitive advantage in future, with landlords passing energy savings on to occupiers in a part ...




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