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  1. 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 ...

  2. 'Polluter pays' a challenge, says Tsang

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Waste-disposal charges, renewable energy targets and environmentally friendly building designs are among the key elements of Hong Kong's first sustainable development ... the Urban Renewal Strategy Assess the impact of mandatory requirements for sustainable building designs by 2007 ...

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    Time to set targets on green buildings

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by AMBER MARIE BEARD

    ... Amber Marie Beard Amber Marie Beard calls for renewed commitment to improve the energy efficiency of Hong Kong's buildings. First, we should set some goals Aim high "Ninety per cent of the electricity consumed in Hong Kong is used in buildings, and this consumption accounts for 60 per cent of Hong Kong's greenhouse gas emissions." How many times have we ...

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    How green buildings can help lower price of electricity

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by YEUNG MAN-YAU, WILLIAM CHUNG

    ... Yeung Man-yau, William Chung Yeung Man-yau and William Chung look at how the future of our power market can be shaped Green buildings can help lower cost of electricity This year ... an inter-departmental steering committee has been established to map out strategies for green building development. Buildings consume 90 per cent of our overall electricity, and green buildings are seen ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Spotlight on green alternatives

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wherever ecologically friendly commercial buildings take shape there is a good chance that forward-thinking serviced office providers will follow in order to offer businesses a green alternative. Experts committed to creating office buildings using sustainable materials and methods, with energy-saving and environmentally friendly designs, will gather in Hong Kong ...

  8. 'Give public a say on greener flats'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The public should have more say on what green features they want in future buildings, the chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Bernard Chan, said yesterday. Mr Chan told ATV's Newsline programme that the public had rarely been engaged in deciding what kind of environmentally friendly features should be included in buildings- and at what cost. ...

  9. Research debunks claims clean building methods will cut returns

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak There is a growing consensus that urgent action is needed to reform building methods in order to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. But despite the fact ... higher building costs and hence lower returns; and also because of inadequate policy inducements. The result is that environmental consequences of present building methods and standards barely ...

  10. Building a green future

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Freeman Cheung, AECOM's regional managing director for environment. Interest is growing in green building design, with buildings required to be certified to BEAM Plus or other standards. ...




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