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Green and Smart Community Buildings

Similar to other metropolises worldwide, greening more than 42,000 existing buildings so as to transform Hong Kong into a sustainable city is a huge challenge.

Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust announced their joint effort to launch the HKGBC Jockey Club Green and Smart Community Buildings Project from July 2018 to December 2019. The project aims to enhance green building knowledge and capacity of NGOs in Hong Kong, as well as to promote BEAM Plus Rating Tools, especially existing buildings, among NGO communities and the public.

The project collaborates with four of Hong Kong’s leading NGO partners—The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Chinese YMCA, Hong Kong Red Cross, and Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui—to conduct in-depth gap analysis to facilitate their future existing buildings transformation through smart and green technologies application. Workshops and engagements activities would be jointly held with these partners to influence their staff and building users’ lifestyle and attitude through green building exploration and LOHAS appreciation. Roving exhibitions and displays will also be arranged in their service centres to help building users to gain deeper understanding of green building elements and their importance.

A series of promotional videos, green community seminars plus project-end best practice sharing will be rolled out to further channel the message to the public and the wider NGO communities.

SEMINARS FOR THE NGO COMMUNITIES
The seminars will be targeting stakeholders in the NGO communities, particularly those who are keen in transforming their existing buildings yet lacking the know-how on methodology. These seminars will begin with a general introduction of BEAM Plus followed by topics of interest such as green building management, building retrofit, retro-commissioning or on-going commissioning and application of smart green technologies. Case sharing will also be included. — Construction+ Online

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