• GBA2019 presentation inspiring the next generation & excellence in the sustainable built environment

    12 November 2019

    (6 November 2019, Hong Kong) Winners of the Green Building Award 2019 (GBA 2019) were announced at an award presentation ceremony hosted at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Tuesday, 5 November 2019. Over 400 distinguished guests, including developers, construction companies, consultants, property management companies, representatives from professional institutions, as well as the representatives of government attended the event. The Guest of Honour, Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, Government of the HKSAR cum Honorary Advisor of GBA 2019 Jury Panel, together with Special VIP Guest Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Government of the HKSAR, commended the contribution made by leading stakeholders in the building industry.

    Keynote Speech by Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, Government of the HKSAR.

    Themed ‘Inspiring the Next Generation • Excellence in Sustainable Built Environment’, Green Building Award 2019 received overwhelming response from the industry. There was a record-breaking number of 89 nominations, of which 67 became Finalists to compete for Awards in New Buildings Category, Existing Buildings Category, Research & Planning Category, Building Products & Technologies Category, as well as Green Building Leadership Category. This was also the first time to introduce six sub-categories in the Pioneer Award of Green Building Leadership, including Developers, Contractors, Consultants, Facilities Management, Green Product Industry Business and Government, Institutions & NGOs, with an aim to recognising companies or organisations which demonstrate exemplary leadership in respective criteria areas.

    Mr Michael WongWai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development (3rd right), Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment (3rd left), Mr Cheung Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC (2nd right), Ir Allan Chan, Chairman of GBA 2019 Organising Committee and Professional Green Building Council (2nd left), Mr Franklin Yu, Vice Chairman of GBA 2019 Organising Committee and Chairman of Scientific Committee (1st right), and Mr Joel Chan, Chairman of GBA 2019 Judging Criteria Committee (1st left), officiated the kick-off ceremony for GBA 2019.

    In Green Building Award 2019, 10 Grand Awards, 5 Green Building Leadership Pioneer Awards and 20 Merit Awards were presented to private and public sectors which were selected by a Jury Panel comprising of a broad base of renowned industry experts and academia from local and overseas. In addition, two projects were accredited with a Special Citation as they were deemed to have met the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and positively contribute to the development of sustainable built environment.

    Government officials, main Sponsors representatives, HKGBC Founding Members representatives, Directors of the Hong Kong Green Building Council and Professional Green Building Council, Presidents and representatives of the Professional Institutions, the Green Building Award 2019 Jurors, Organising Committee, Scientific Committee and Judging Criteria Committee Members joined the officiating guests for a group photo after the kick-off ceremony to celebrate the GBA 2019.

    Ir Allan Chan, Chairman of GBA 2019 Organising Committee and Professional Green Building Council said, “The Green Building Award 2019 was jointly organised by The Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council. I wish to express my sincere thanks for the active participation from the industry and the dedication from the Jury Panel, Sponsors, the GBA 2019 Organising Committee, Scientific Committee and Judging Criteria Committee, all of which have collaboratively brought the Green Building Award towards a new and highly significant milestone.”

    Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, presented the Grand Award to Nan Fung Development Limited for their project, The Mills.

    Mr Cheung Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC, remarked, “I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the winners of Green Building Award 2019 for their excellent achievements in green buildings. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of HKGBC, and I wish to sincerely thank the government and all partners for their contribution in promoting the green building movement. This effort contributes to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, and empowering Hong Kong to become more sustainable and eco-friendly in the built environment.”

    Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, presented the Pioneer Award of “Green Building Leadership – Developers” to Swire Properties Limited.

    Winners of Grand Award (for projects) and Pioneer Award (for Green Building Leadership) of Green Building Award 2019 are listed in the table below.

    Category Sub-category Award Project
    Buildings Category
    Projects –
    Residential Building
    Grand Award with Special Citation

    Post-earthquake reconstruction demonstration project of Guangming Village

    (One University One Village, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Projects – Commercial Building
    Grand Award with Special Citation

    Victoria Dockside

    (New World Development Company Limited)

    Projects – Commercial Building
    Grand Award

    One Taikoo Place

    (Swire Properties Limited)

    Projects Under Construction and/or Design – Commercial Building Grand Award

    Grade A Office & Retail Development at NKIL 6556

    (Rich Union Development Limited)

    Projects Under Construction and/or Design – Institutional Building Grand Award

    A 30-Classroom Secondary School at Kai Tak Development (Site 1A-2)

    (Architectural Services Department)

    Buildings Category
    Completed Buildings -Commercial Building Grand Award

    The Mills

    (Nan Fung Development Limited)

    Facilities Management Grand Award

    Pacific Place (Pacific Place Mall, One Pacific Place, Two Pacific Place)

    (Swire Properties Management Limited)

    Facilities Management Grand Award

    One, Two & Three Exchange Square and The Forum

     (Hongkong (Property Management) Limited)

    Planning Category
    Research Grand Award

    Urban Ventilation Assessment and Wind Corridor Plan for Chinese Cities

    (School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Technologies Category
    N/A Grand Award

    Trane CenTraVac™ Centrifugal Chillers @R514A

    (Trane Hong Kong)

    Leadership Category
    Developers Pioneer Award Swire Properties Limited
    Contractors Pioneer Award Gammon Construction Limited
    Consultants Pioneer Award Arup
    Consultants Pioneer Award Ronald Lu & Partners
    Government, Institutions & NGOs Pioneer Award The Chinese University of Hong Kong


    To learn more about Green Building Award 2019, please visit www.gba.org.hk.




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