Sustainable Buildings & Facilities Theatre

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Retrofits for the Future

Day 1 : 11:20 – 12:10

In Hong Kong, buildings and related activities account for about 90% of our electricity usage and 60% of our carbon emissions. In view of the city’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, as set out by the Government in its Climate Action Plan 2050, there is a need to optimise buildings new and old to create the greatest energy efficiency.


  • How should we transform and retrofit existing building portfolios to operate sustainably?
  • What impact does retrofitting of existing buildings have on energy saving and the city’s carbon reduction goals? How can we establish the business case for the retrofit of existing buildings in Hong Kong? Perspectives from the challenges and opportunities therein.

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the practices and concerted efforts of various industry players and their contributions to expedite the decarbonisation journey of Hong Kong buildings.
  • 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.


Richard Wang

Principal Consultant

Dr Richard Wang is the team leader of ESG Advisory in the Hong Kong office, specialising in Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change services as a part of the Low Carbon Economy Transition. Richard has significant experience in corporate strategy and sustainability, TCFD disclosure, GHG emissions inventory, target setting (scope 1-3), ESG reporting, supply chain management and sustainable buildings. He is the project lead of the third real estate developer in Asia to receive the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) approval of its near-term 1.5°C aligned science-based targets (SBTs).

Dr Amie Lai

General Manager, Sustainability

Dr Amie Lai, General Manager, Sustainability at Great Eagle, leads the design and implementation of long-term decarbonization and net zero roadmaps, climate and sustainability strategies for the company’s global operations. By engaging stakeholders, setting targets, and developing corresponding action plans, Dr Amie Lai leads a team that manages the full spectrum of the company’s environmental, social, and economic impacts. She strives to further ingrain sustainability into Great Eagle’s corporate culture and business practices.

Wing Law

CEO, Asia

Wing Law is the CEO, Asia at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering and construction in the infrastructure and transport markets, he has a proven track record of fostering talent development and successfully leading and growing businesses across Asia. Driven by the company’s purpose of “Engineering a Better Future For Our Planet and Its People”, he is bringing clients world-leading and sustainable solutions to deliver their projects while reducing carbon footprints.

Mr. Law was previously Managing Director of WSP’s Asia transport and infrastructure business, and held senior management and operational roles at Gammon, Arup and Jacobs. Mr. Law is a registered Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE). He is also a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Geotechnical Engineer in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We continue to engineer a sustainable society with our partners and clients to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

Zhenglin Wang

Head, Partnerships, Energy-as-a-Service

Zhenglin is an energy industry professional with over 15 years of business development and commercial experience. He drives Marketing & Partnerships for Energy-as-a-Service (‘EaaS’) – Keppel Infrastructure’s one-stop customer-centric energy solution for achieving carbon neutrality targets with zero capex, energy efficiency improvements, green off-settings and smart operations. Zhenglin leads sustainability related engagements with Keppel’s strategic partners, governments, and corporates in Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific. Prior to heading up Marketing & Partnerships, Zhenglin supported the expansion of Keppel’s district cooling network in Singapore and the region.

Zhenglin also leads business development for Volt, Keppel’s electric mobility brand. His responsibilities include expanding the coverage of the charging network, driving partnerships with strategic partners and developing charging infrastructure solutions for Singapore and the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see an increased penetration for sustainability solutions, building towards Hong Kong’s pathway to Net Zero

Ir Dr Conrad Wong

Vice Chairman

Ir Dr Conrad Wong is a professional engineer who has over 30 years of building construction experience. He is the Vice Chairman of Yau Lee Holdings Limited, a major building construction group engages in Hong Kong and China market.
Ir Dr Wong is the Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, the Chairman of the New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee, the Member of the Energy Advisory Committee and the Member of the Town Planning Board.

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