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  1. Time is right for investors to cash in on pound

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a diverse mix of ethnic groups. Regeneration plans include demolition and rebuilding of most of the existing buildings for the 5,000 residents, with the addition of more than 2,600 extra homes ... this year compared with 28,500 in 2007. Like other Berkeley Homes regeneration projects, City Waterside will incorporate sustainable building elements as part of the developer's climate change ...

  2. Firm to advance energy efficiency in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Interest in green building technology in Hong Kong has increased significantly over the past few years. Soaring fuel prices, increased public awareness and attention from Hong ... of existing buildings. While it can hardly be described as a 'green revolution', developers are also becoming more concerned about their environmental image and the need to pay attention ...

  3. Chattel prod

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... on picking up a drill and nail bag during the upcoming holiday, the Black & Decker website will show you everything you need to know- from everyday repairs to actual building projects- including ...

  4. Green rewards proposed for industrial sites

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Hong Kong Green Building Council has proposed giving owners who convert industrial buildings a little more gross floor area if they incorporate green features. Its proposal- which includes forcing owners to comply with the minimum requirements of the existing green building labelling scheme- addresses concerns raised by owners that strictly capped gross floor areas ...

  5. Chemicals clampdown to send costs soaring

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and lubricants, insecticides, printing ink and buildings paints has been capped since April last year. Under the latest rule, the department projected that the prices of adhesives and sealants ...

  6. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the release of toxic substances which can damage our nervous system. Besides, building incinerators could have an adverse impact on our economy. Surveys have shown that property values near incinerators tend to be much lower than in other areas. Because of these reasons, many people are opposed to the building of incinerators in their neighbourhood. There are other solutions that do ...

  7. Building a greener future

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of the operations through the whole lifecycle of a building,' says Damienne Joly Hung, design manager at Dragages Hong Kong. 'We can implement things that are not revolutionary, but which do make a difference and don't necessarily add to the overall expense.' Certification standards, such as the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method, set out guidelines and recommend best ...

  8. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... are not prepared to do much about it. I think we need to do everything we can, even if it means sacrificing the radiance of Hong Kong during Christmas. It is time to pull the plug on buildings' festive lights. In Hong Kong, lights are installed on buildings as early as late November, and they are taken down only after the Lunar New Year. In other words, the lights are there not just ...

  9. Green labelling for buildings to stay voluntary

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government will not force developers to disclose the environmental performance of their buildings, despite calls by architects and urban planners for such labelling to create ... buildings must now come with such information. The government will hold a public consultation next month on measures to improve the city's environment and the design of buildings. At a seminar ...

  10. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing can join efforts by the European Union in the difficult task of strengthening the transitional civilian government and delivering more food aid. Only help in nation-building offers lasting ...




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