Improving Hong Kong’s Green Buildings looking forward by John A. Herbert

by John A. Herbert
green building, john herbert is green building expert

In the 2017 Policy Address by CE C.Y. Leung there is just hint that the present loophole that allows non-green buildings to obtain GFA concessions will be tightened. Continue reading

Hong Kong failing behind Emirate green building standards by John A. Herbert

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The construction rules in Dubai UAE have changed commencing 1 April 2015, now they mandate Green cement for ALL construction projects, failing to comply means facing tough punishment, the emirate news website (1) reports:

“Besides depriving them from construction permission, violating companies will be fined,” said Ahmed Al Badwawi, studies director at the municipality.

 

Clearly the goal is to reduce Carbon emissions for all new building work in the Emirate, but it leaves Hong Kong behind in terms of mandatory green requirements.

(1) http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/dubai-buildings-to-have-friendly-green-cement-2015-03-30-1.585794

Sustainable Building SB13 Hong Kong

SB13, the regional sustainable building conference started today in Hong Kong. It was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Tseng Kwan O, Hong Kong, and was co-organised by CIC and HKGBC.

Considering it seems that everyone in Hong Kong now has an opinion about BEAM, there was a distinct lack of #BEAM in the proceedings.

The Secretary for the Environment Mr KS Wong was in attendance, and spoke about the main #greenbuilding issues and challenges ahead. There was a keynote speech by CIC chairman, that was informative, it implied that CIC has been supporting #greenbuilding in Hong Kong for several years.

Here are some pictures from the first day.SB 13 Hong Kong, Kelcroft, green building, sustainable building

SB 13 Hong Kong, Kelcroft, green building, sustainable building

SB 13 Hong Kong, Kelcroft, green building, sustainable building

SB 13 Hong Kong, Kelcroft, green building, sustainable building

SB 13 Hong Kong, Kelcroft, green building, sustainable building

Green Building Reference

by John A. Herbert

My list of green building references:

Green Building Checklist

Green Office / Interiors 

International Green Building Rating Systems