UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
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Constructing the Green Building Movement

On 5 March 2012, Acting Head of the Department of Architecture and Senior Lecturer, Stephen Lau, was an invitee and respondent to the speakers for a panel discussing the growing green building movement in Hong Kong. The luncheon panel occurred at the new Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. Buildings consume 40% of power generated globally, and a staggering 89% in Hong Kong. Recent research by the Climate Change Business Forum suggests that targeted alterations to a building’s lighting and air conditioning can reduce energy use by as much as 50% percent. The discussion focused on how Hong Kong property developers are investing in more sustainable buildings and what the role of property developers, policy makers, and consumers play in creating a vibrant green building market in Hong Kong and Asia.

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