EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Towards Net Zero Carbon: The Future of Commercial Spaces

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 10:10 - 11:20

Location: Sustainable Resources Theatre

Decarbonisation

Overview

This session will examine how commercial built spaces contribute to achieving carbon neutrality in Hong Kong by 2050. Covering the entire building life cycle – from award-winning sustainable designs, latest developments in green construction materials, to the transformation, retrofitting and operation of existing building portfolios – exemplar cases will showcase holistic tactics for building towards net zero.

10:10-10:15 Introduction by Moderator

10:15-10:25 Dennis Ho, Director, East Asia Regional Design Lead, Arup: “A Regenerative & Biodiverse Net Zero Workplace”

10:25-10:35 Kevin O’Brien, Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited: “Enabling a Zero Carbon Construction Legacy by 2050”

10:35-10:45 Andy Yeung, Director & Head of Technical Services, Hongkong Land: “Reinvesting in Buildings for a Greener Tomorrow”

10:45-10:55 Serena Pau, Product Delivery Lead, Digital Services, CLP: “Net-Zero Buildings: Smart Energy Management Through Innovation

10:55-11:20 Panel discussion

Learnings

  • What are the latest trends in the sustainable design of commercial built spaces to achieve decarbonisation?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities in the use of sustainable construction materials?
  • How should we transform and retrofit existing building portfolios to operate sustainably?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights and apply knowledge in building projects to support the achievement of Hong Kong’s carbon neutrality target by 2050.
  • Raise awareness on the role of green buildings in driving Hong Kong towards net-zero carbon, from master planning, smart and sustainable designs, use of green materials, green construction methods to sustainable operations.
  • Understand the practices and concerted efforts of various industry players and their contributions to expedite the decarbonisation journey of Hong Kong.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of net-zero carbon buildings through attending professional trainings and/or joining professional bodies such as the HKGBC.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Grace Kwok

Chairman and Executive Director / Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Grace Kwok

Chairman and Executive Director / Director

Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited / Hong Kong Green Building Council

Grace is a seasoned sustainability professional with more than 20 years’ experiences in sustainable design and green building projects in Hong Kong, China and across Asia-Pacific. With an environmental engineering background, Grace is a keen advocate of regenerative sustainability for the built environment. She is currently a member of the Council for Sustainable Development, Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals and Founding Vice President of Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association.  Outside Hong Kong, she led AEC Group to become WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborator, and shares best practices through her roles in the LEED Technical Advisory Group, BRE ESG Advisors Club, IWBI Health Equity Advisory, and GRESB Real Estate Standards Committee. Driven by a vision to shape a sustainable future for all, Grace works with building and other sectors through ESG and Green Finance advisory to build climate resilience and accelerate net-zero transition.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To accelerate our own net zero transition, we have been striving to achieve our goal of net zero carbon business operation by 2030. I hope to see a clearer decarbonization roadmap for different sectors and how cross-sectoral collaboration could be facilitated to achieve the carbon neutrality goal.

Dennis Ho

Director, East Asia Regional Design Lead

Arup

Dennis Ho

Director, East Asia Regional Design Lead

Arup

Dennis Ho is the Director and the East Asia Regional Design Leader for Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design at ARUP. He also leads the Urban Innovation Unit and acts as Arup’s Architecture and Landscape Skills Leader in East Asia. He has extensive international experience in leading large complex city-shaping projects, focusing on resilient and regenerative design. Dennis also co-chairs the Education and CPD Committee for the RIBA HK Chapter.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

We need a greater focus on design that can influence regulatory and industrial step-changes to achieve innovative and integrated net zero carbon targets.

Kevin O’Brien

Chief Executive

Gammon Construction Limited

Kevin O’Brien

Chief Executive

Gammon Construction Limited

Kevin O’Brien is the Chief Executive of Gammon Construction. He has over 30 years’ extensive management experience in the construction and engineering industry covering both the private and public sectors.  He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is the Chairman of the Business Environment Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Less talk, more action. Business leaders making the right choices for the future.

Andy Yeung

Director & Head of Technical Services

Hongkong Land (Property Management) Limited

Andy Yeung

Director & Head of Technical Services

Hongkong Land (Property Management) Limited

Mr Andy Yeung is Director and Head of Technical Services of Hong Kong Land Limited. He is responsible for Technical Services Management and Green Building Management for the company.

Mr Yeung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and later on obtained a Master Degree in environmental management.

Mr Yeung is a Chartered Engineer possessing more than 30-years technical services, energy management, sustainability management, and green building management experiences through his work in a number of key property companies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I would like to see all stakeholders in the Real Estate Industry working together with a common goal of reducing the carbon footprint of existing buildings as we collectively move towards a net zero future for Hong Kong.

Serena Pau

Product Delivery Lead, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Serena Pau

Product Delivery Lead, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Serena currently manages the Product Delivery Team – Digital Services at CLP Holdings Limited as Product Delivery Lead.  She has led a team of digital talents to launch over 10 digital products in the smart building field to help make sustainability a practical reality for commercial and industrial clients in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Prior to joining CLP, Serena started her own tech start-up, Ozmo, and has been heavily involved in hardware and software development, as well as product marketing over the past 14 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong is transitioning to net zero diligently in recent years. I hope our partners and governments continue to deliver a credible decarbonisation plan, and leverage technology to serve growing demand for energy solutions.

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