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CPD Event - Technical Seminar cum Launching Event for HKGBC Green Design Guide for Material Resources Optimisation in Building Life Cycle

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The Hong Kong Green Building Council is pleased to introduce the newly developed guidebook, Green Design Guide for Material Resources Optimisation in Building Life Cycle. The Guidebook aims to inform the public and building professionals about building material waste problem and provide adequate guidelines during planning and design stages in minimising building material waste for Hong Kong building industry.

Our Guest of Honour, Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, will give a keynote speech on construction and building materials management policy. Dr Benny CHOW, Convenor of the Green Design Guide Task Force will deliver a presentation on the Guidebook and 3 case sharing sessions will be presented by guest speakers followed by a vibrant panel discussion.

Event Details


10 December 2018 (Monday)


2:30pm - 5:30pm  (Registration starts at 2:00pm)


BEC Auditorium, G/F Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

CPD Hour:

3 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts

Fee: Free of charge

Cantonese (supplemented with English presentation materials)

Registration Deadline: 7 December 2018 (Friday) or Full Capacity

Click here for the event flyer.

Programme Rundown



2:00 – 2:30 pm


2:30 – 2:35 pm

Welcoming Remarks

HKGBC Chairman

2:35 – 2:55 pm

Keynote Speech

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP
Secretary for the Environment

2:55 – 3:00 pm

Photo Taking

3:00 – 3:30 pm Introduction of Guidebook

Dr Benny CHOW
HKGBC Director cum Task Force Convenor

3:30 – 3:50 pm

Case Sharing 1
Building material waste reduction
technologies adopted in public housing development

Mr Willy YU
Senior Structural Engineer
Housing Department, HKSAR
Task Force member

3:50 – 4:05 pm Coffee Break
4:05 – 4:25 pm

Case Sharing 2
To be confirmed

Ms Erica LAM
Sustainability Manager
Gammon Construction Ltd.

4:25 – 4:45 pm Case Sharing 3
Eco-friendly building materials and
waste management

Ir Prof. CS POON

Professor, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HKGBC Green Building Faculty

4:45 – 5:25 pm

Panel Discussion

  1. Panelists to share their experience on building material waste reduction in their projects
  2. Challenges and barriers of material resources optimisation in Hong Kong
  3. How Government and industry could work together to promote and implement building material waste reduction measures

5:25 – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr Benny CHOW
HKGBC Director cum Task Force Convenor