• FIABCI Prix D’excellence Award Winners announced at 64th World Congress in Taichung, Taiwan

    3 July 2013

    FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation, represents the world’s real estate professions through its Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. FIABCI’s role in the United Nations is to make recommendations and provide advice on matters such as property rights, housing for the poor and money laundering. 

    C66A2120The 64th FIABCI World Congress was themed ‘Innovation in Sustainable Development’ and set a platform for international participants to recognize differences in development patterns and public policies and better understand prospects and trends for real estate progress in Asia.

    Environmental (Rehabilitation Conservation) Category Silver Winner National Anpin Harbor Historic Park, Tainan, Taiwan (Tainan City Government)FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award winners were honoured at an exclusive dinner ceremony at the FIABCI World Congress. Winners were selected by an international panel of real estate experts and were evaluated on concept, architecture, engineering, profitability, marketing results, environmental impact and benefit to society.

    Public Infrastructures Amenities Category Taipei International Flora Expo Xinsheng Park, Taipei, Taiwan (Taipei City Government).In his opening remarks Taiwan President, Mr Ma Ying-jeou, stated, “I’m really very pleased to be here at the 64th World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation. This congress was last hosted by the Federation’s Taiwan Branch in 1986. I am told that over 400 people from 46 countries have come here for this event and on behalf of the government and people of Taiwan, I want to extend my sincerest welcome to all of you.”

    “The International Real Estate Federation was established 65 years ago and now has 1.5 million members. As the largest international body of real estate professionals in the world, it has made enormous contributions to sound development and innovation in the real estate industry. The Federation’s annual World Congress, moreover, is the most important global gathering place for real estate experts from industry, government and academia.”

    Environmental (Rehabilitation Conservation) Category Gold Winner Humanistic Eco-Campus, Taipei, Taiwan National Taipei University of Technology“The theme of this year’s World Congress is, ‘Innovation in Sustainable Development’. In recent years, low carbon emissions, sustainability and green buildings have hit the global mainstream in the field of architecture. This government has not been able to join the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.”

    Sustainable Development Category Silver Winner Crystal House, Taichung, Taiwan (Productivity Architect Co., Ltd.)“We are not a member of the Kyoto Protocol. Nevertheless, ever since I took office five years ago, this government has been committed to the control of carbon dioxide emissions. We have announced that by the year 2020 we will cut our carbon emissions back to the level of 2005. And in 2025 we will cut them to the level of the year 2000. There is no legal obligation on our part to do that, we do it voluntarily.”

    “Taiwan has achieved considerable success in promoting the construction of green buildings, conservation of energy and reduction of carbon emissions. The public-private effort to promote sustainable development in Taiwan ties in very well with the theme of this year’s Congress, so I feel that the “Taiwan experience” is well worth sharing with the rest of the participants.”

    With chapters currently operating in more than 60 countries, FIABCI represents every discipline in the industry and links thousands of real estate professionals worldwide. PRC Magazine is proud to be FIABCI’s Hong Kong media partner.

    More information atwww.fiabci64.tw.

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