Hong Kong, 28 April 2022 — Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) announced the winners of a biennale award, the Green Building Award 2021 (GBA 2021), at the real-time virtual award presentation ceremony.
Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC, remarked, “The GBA 2021 Winners have demonstrated the highest level of skills and professionalism and inspired us to work together towards the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in 2050. With this goal, HKGBC will focus on exploring various measures and finding ways to mobilise the use of Green finance in the industry. Together we shall work closely to reach carbon neutrality and build a sustainable and healthy city.”
This biennale award is one of the highest accolades in Hong Kong, recognising the concerted effort and commitment of the industry to a sustainable built environment. In its 8th edition, the Green Building Award recognise the excellence and commend the contribution made by pioneering leaders in the building industry, including developers, construction companies, consultants, property management companies, the government and representatives from various sector involved in the whole building life cycle. The ceremony was well attended by over 700 participants and guests from Hong Kong and abroad to celebrate with the award winners.
Themed ‘Shaping Liveability • Excellence in Sustainable Built Environment’, Green Building Award 2021 received overwhelming responses from the industry with a record-breaking number of 100 nominations, a 12 per cent increase compared with the last edition. Eighty of them became the finalists to compete for the following award categories: New Buildings Category, Existing Buildings Category, Research & Planning Category, Building Products & Technologies Category, as well as Green Building Leadership Category. 4 Green Building Leadership Pioneer Awards, 10 Grand Awards and 23 Merit Awards were presented to private and public sectors which were selected by a Jury Panel comprising of a broad base of 32 renowned industry experts and academia from local and overseas. In addition, 6 projects were accredited with a Special Citation, as they were deemed to have achieved the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and positively contributed to the development of a sustainable built environment.
“Stepping into PGBC’s 20th anniversary, the Green Building Award is becoming more and more impactful in the building industry and embracing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I want to congratulate all the GBA 2021 winners for your creative and innovative solutions in driving sustainability and helping us to accomplish the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said Mr Joel CHAN Cho-sing, Chairman of the PGBC.
Find out the complete winner list on the Green Building Award 2021 website. — Construction+ Online