• Green Building Award 2016 Award Presentation cum HKGBC 7th Anniversary

    25 November 2016

    (23 November 2016, Hong Kong) Winners of the Green Building Award 2016 (GBA 2016) were announced at the award presentation ceremony at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC), this biennale award is one of the highest accolades in Hong Kong recognising the concerted effort and commitment of the industry in sustainable built environment. Coincided with the 7th anniversary of the HKGBC, the award dinner also celebrated the Council’s numerous achievements over the past years.

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    The event was a full house of 500 distinguished guests including developers, construction companies, consultants, as well as representatives from educational and professional institutions. The Guest of Honour Mr Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBS, MH, JP, Secretary for Development, Government of the HKSAR cum Honorary Advisor of GBA 2016 Jury Panel, commended the contribution of the building industry.

    10512 Grand Awards, 21 Merit Awards and 37 Finalists, spanning across both private and public sectors, were selected by a renowned jury panel comprised of a broad base of academic and technical experts. In addition, 6 projects were accredited with special citation.

    Themed “Driving for Green Lifestyle • Excellence in Sustainable Built Environment”, GBA 2016 received overwhelming responses with 70 Finalists competing in the categories of New Buildings, Existing Buildings, Research & Planning, Building Products & Technologies and the newly-added Green Building Leadership. The new award category is dedicated to honor pioneering corporates and organisations which are truly upholding the principle of sustainability in their business goals for long-term development.

    Ir Prof. CHOY Kin-kuen, Chairman of GBA 2016 Organising Committee congratulated the Winners and said, “My heartfelt thanks goes to fellow members of GBA 2016 Jury Panel, Organising Committee, Scientific Sub-Committee and our sponsors for making the Award such a great success.”

     
    Mr Ivan HO, Chairman of Professional Green Building Council said, “GBA 2016 provides a valuable platform for professionals to share knowledge and showcase the best practices. We are deeply impressed by their dedication and we hope such ripple effect will continue with even stronger momentum.”

    Sr WONG Bay, Chairman of the HKGBC remarked, “Riding on the joint efforts of all our friend partners, we have laid a good foundation over the past several years. The participation of BEAM Plus since its first launch in 2010 has been substantial, and the impact is great and significant. For example, for projects that have undergone assessment, the potential annual electricity saving reaches around 450 million kWh. That equals to the average electricity consumption of about 94,000 local households each year.”

    Moving forward, the HKGBC will play an even stronger role at the international level. Sr Wong continued, “Climate change is a major challenge for the Earth, and green building movement is recognised as a solution to its mitigation. On our side, it’s time to let our actions speak louder than words. The HKGBC and the Construction Industry Council are now preparing the co-organisation of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 in June next year. Welcoming 1,800 global green building advocates, policy-makers, academics, and industry practitioners, this world-class green building conference is set to respond the call for climate change action while addressing various sustainability issues from different perspectives. We believe that this significant event will facilitate the integration and implementation of innovative construction technologies and designs, at the same time enhance Hong Kong’s leadership position in the global green building movement.”

    View full winners list click here.

     

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