Co-organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the annual public event “Hong Kong Green Building Week 2021” had been held this year from 25 September to 1 October 2021. The theme of the campaign was “Embrace Green Building – Decarbonise in One Step”. Through participation in the HKGBW 2021, the public gained deeper understanding on the importance of building decarbonisation, and adopting low-carbon lifestyle to contribute to carbon neutrality.
Hong Kong Green Building Week 2021
Overall Programme Highlights
Hong Kong Green Building Week 2021 had come to a successful end! Thanks to the supports of the industry and the public, a total of 180,000 carbon reducing steps were made during the Week! See you all next year!
Hong Kong Green Building Week 2021 Promotional Video
The video features two main characters with a big grey ball on each of their bodies, symbolising carbon emission. Through the journey from 2021 to 2050, buildings successfully decarbonise and carbon neutrality could be realised in 2050.
The video is available on the Council’s Video Gallery, Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Don't miss out!
The opening ceremony was successfully held on 25 September at The Mills. Distinguished guests including Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Mr Ivan Fu, Chairperson of the Committee on Environment of CIC, and Mr Cheung Hau-wai, Chairman of the HKGBC officiated the ceremony and kicked off the event in a refreshing way. Around 80 industry stakeholders attended the ceremony and witnessed the official launch of this flagship event. Don't forget to check out the Photo Gallery of the Opening Ceremony!
After the announcement of HKGBW 2021 programme details, Mr Wong Kam-sing led the audience to take a group photo with a "0" gesture, meaning different parties would work together and contribute to a "zero" carbon built environment.
The ceremony was followed by a VIP Session of “Expert-Guided Tour” which was guided by the design team of The Mills and BEAM Pro. The guests strolled through The Mills in this guided tour and learnt about its various green building designs.
Complete the Green Building Tasks and Win Fabulous Prizes!
Six green buildings were selected this year for the “Green Building Game Tour”. The tour was conducted in two different formats, namely the “Expert-Guided Tour” and the “Audio-Guided Tour”. At the tours, apart from learning a lot of green building messages, participants were challenged to various interactive tasks and games with their smartphones. By setting up their own account and completing the tasks on the game website, they could earn points and got a chance to win fabulous prizes.
The "Expert-Guided Tour" had been held on the 25 and 26 September, with three sessions each day from 12:00nn to 5:00pm. Guided by a BEAM Pro, participants could explore and learn from the professionals about how green buildings were built and operate to enhance the living quality of urbanites.
o International Commerce Centre (ICC)
o Kowloon City Sewage Pumping Station No.1
o The Mills
The "Audio-Guided Tour" featured Hong Kong famous singer-songwriter, Terence Lam Ka-him, and the popular Disk Jockey, Bonnie Wong (Ah Jeng). They introduced four Green Buildings that are known for their stunning cultural and art elements, and explain the green building design. Participants scaned the QR codes at the selected locations of the following green buildings, and followed the voice navigation of Terence Lam and Ah Jeng on the path to carbon neutrality.
o K11 Musea
o The Mills
o Nina Mall
o Xiqu Centre (West Kowloon Cultural District)
Biz-Green Dress Day Highlight Video
To recap the Biz-Green Dress Day held on 8th September, the Council received record-breaking support from more than 150 organisations this year. The two mascots, "Hanson" and "Green Building Buddy", visited various offices to promote "green" clothing habits, in an attempt to reduce air-conditioning consumption by wearing light and breathable attire, thereby achieving energy saving and carbon reduction. Through interactive games, the Council shared ”Biz- Green” tips on office decarbonisation with office staff! In addition, photos from different companies and organisations were featured in the Biz-Green Dress Day Highlight Video. Check it out now!
To educate the public about building decarbonisation, the Council is launching a series called “A-Z Green Building Decarbonisation Card” to bring out low-carbon habits with the 26 English letters. In collaboration with local illustrators, we have created the corresponding scene for each card and share with the public on the Council's Facebook Page
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Supporting Organisations of the Hong Kong Green Building Week 2021: