EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Circular Buildings: Pursuing Circularity in Construction and the Built Environment

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:40 - 13:30

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Circular Economy

Overview

The real estate industry is one of the biggest consumers of virgin resources and emitters of solid waste streams globally. Shifts in occupant expectations, technology use and investor requirements are giving rise to the need for a circularity mindset – with the aim of keeping businesses relevant as well as supporting their license to operate in the face of fast-changing social and environmental considerations.

Learnings

  • What does the circular economy mean for the built environment?
  • How should built environment assets and services be designed, financed, constructed, operated, maintained and repurposed in line with circular economy principles and frameworks?
  • What are the needs for quantitative data on financial benefits to mainstream circular economy practices in the industry? How should industry stakeholders collaborate to drive innovation, build capacity, leverage funding opportunities, and develop research and case studies?

Post Event Actions

  • Understand the value of circular solutions for building projects, such as increased resiliency to the prices of raw materials, reducing carbon emissions, waste and costs, higher asset valuation, maintenance of natural ecosystem services, and a positive brand image.
  • Rethink investment opportunities in the built environment for designing and constructing buildings based on circular principles.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Nicholas Ho

Chairman

hpa (Ho & Partners Architects)

Nicholas Ho

Chairman

hpa (Ho & Partners Architects)

Nicholas Ho is Chairman of hpa, a leading architectural practice. Ho is the Hong Kong China’s representative to APEC Business Advisory Council, director of Beam Society Limited, member of CIC Committee on Environment, council member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects & Chair of its Board of Local Affairs.

Ar Tony Ip

Chairperson of Materials Aspects / Director

BEAM Society Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ar Tony Ip

Chairperson of Materials Aspects / Director

BEAM Society Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Tony Ip is a community-centric, sustainable design architect and urban designer. He has 20 years of interior design, architectural, urban design and engineering experience. His passion and contributions to green architecture have been highly recognized by receiving Australia China Alumni Award for Arts and Creative Industries 2018, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2016, EcoStar Award 2014 and HKIA Young Architect Award 2010.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Green architecture is not optional but essential.

Sam Nunn

Regional Head of Sustainability

Hilti (Asia) Ltd.

Sam Nunn

Regional Head of Sustainability

Hilti (Asia) Ltd.

Sam Nunn is responsible for the execution of Hilti’s global sustainability strategy across north Asia. Key focus areas include delivery on regional Sustainability ambitions in Hilti’s focus areas of Environment, People, and Society, and development of value-adding sustainability services for construction customers across the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see the conversation about circular design and whole-life carbon assessment becoming mainstream in HK. These are step-changers for a truly sustainable construction industry!

Tammy Tse

Associate (Climate and Sustainability)

Arup

Tammy Tse

Associate (Climate and Sustainability)

Arup

Tammy is an Associate of Arup, with a focus on formulating sustainability strategy and implementation plans on carbon, resources efficiency, climate resilience and circular economy from city, district to community level. She is the Skills Leader of Circular Economy of East Asia leading Arup’s expertise in the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see the concepts of circular economy more widespread and more application of circular economy approaches in the built environment sectors.

Priscilla Wong

General Manager - Building Services

Chinachem Agencies Limited

Priscilla Wong

General Manager - Building Services

Chinachem Agencies Limited

Priscilla is a Chartered E&M Engineer with extensive experience in project management and sustainable built environment. She is also an ESG Steering Committee Member of the Chinachem Group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Substantial step from all stakeholders towards carbon neutrality in built environment.

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