[Press Release] Green Building Award 2019 Award Presentation Inspiring the Next Generation and Excellence in the Sustainable Built Environment
HONG KONG, 6 November 2019 – 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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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|
|New Buildings Category||Completed 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)
|Completed Projects – Commercial Building||Grand Award with Special Citation||Victoria Dockside
(New World Development Company Limited)
|Completed 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
(Nan Fung 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)
|Existing Buildings Category||Completed Projects – Commercial Building||Grand Award||
(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 Land Holdings Limited)
|Research & Planning Category||Research||Grand Award||Urban Ventilation Assessment and Wind Corridor Plan for Chinese Cities
(School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
|Building Products & Technologies Category||N/A||Grand Award||Trane CenTraVac™ Centrifugal Chillers @R514A
(Trane Hong Kong)
|Green Building Leadership Category||Developers||Pioneer Award||Swire Properties Limited|
|Contractors||Pioneer Award||Gammon Construction Limited|
|Consultants||Pioneer Award||Ronald Lu & Partners|
|Government, Institutions & NGOs||Pioneer Award||The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
Keynote Speech by Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, Government of the HKSAR.
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.
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.
Government officials, Chairmen of HKGBC Founding Members, Green Building Award 2016 jurors, Organising Committee and Scientific Committee Members, as well as other guests joined the officiating guests for a group photo after the kick-off ceremony.
Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, presented the Pioneer Award of “Green Building Leadership – Developers” to Swire Properties Limited.
About the Green Building Award and Organisers
Green Building Award 2019 (GBA 2019)
The biennial Green Building Award is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) since 2010 and inaugurated by PGBC in 2006. This edition aims to recognise nominations which go beyond the conventional practice, stretch their boundaries in advancing sustainability, and are capable of inspiring the next generation on how our future built environment could be.
To learn more about Green Building Award 2019, please visit http://www.gba.org.hk/
About the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)
The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member-led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to aspire for quality and sustainability at every stage of the building life cycle and embrace these principles as a mark of excellence. The Founding Members of HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Business Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead the market transformation to a sustainable built environment in Hong Kong by guiding the development of industry standards, best practices, education, and research in green building.
To learn more about the HKGBC, please visit www.hkgbc.org.hk.
About the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC)
The Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) was formed in 2002 by the Founding Members including The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS). The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) joined the PGBC in 2005. The PGBC is a non-profit-making institute with the mission and vision to promote a better sustainable built environment through joint professional participation and collaboration.
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