12:15 – 13:05
It is estimated that buildings contribute to 60% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong, so it is integral to start from the ground up when identifying a buildings-first approach. This panel will discuss the role of design in building sustainably as well as the use of green material and renewable energy systems in the constructions phase. It is also important to ensure the operations of the building is sustainable including energy-efficient systems and smart building technology. This panel will identify the key challenges and opportunities in developing Hong Kong’s buildings-first approach.