Sustainable Buildings: Green or Gone, Goal or Gold?

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings: Green or Gone, Goal or Gold?
Reaping Both Intangible and Tangible Benefits from Improving Energy Efficiency

Buildings in Hong Kong — a city that never sleeps — account for the city’s 90% of electricity used and over 60% of carbon emitted. To mitigate the adverse environmental impacts, the Government has issued subsidies for qualified buildings to retrofit energy-efficient systems. However, many buildings are still far from green. What are and how to alleviate the concerns that prevent buildings from turning green? Could green turn gold? How? Explore the answers with experienced engineers and architects.

Event Details

Date: 2 June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Format: Live Broadcast (The access link will be emailed to registrants 1 day in advance)
Language: English

6:50 pm Participants Login

7:05 pm Forum Opening

  • Ir. Dr. Cary Chan - Economic benefits of green buildings
  • Ir. Colin Chung - Case(s) sharing on energy saving for existing buildings
  • Mr. Tony Ip - Prospects of the green buildings market

8:00 pm Panel Discussion

9:00 pm Q&A


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Conrad Wong
Ir Dr Conrad Wong, BBS, JP
Vice Chairman
Yau Lee Holdings Limited

Ir Dr Conrad Wong is a pioneer in the green building industry and has over 30 years of construction project management experience. He is the Chairman of the New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University and a member of the Energy Advisory Committee. In the past, Ir Dr Wong served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the President of the Hong Kong Construction Association, the Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment and the Director of the World Green Building Council (WGBC).


Ir Dr. Cary Chan
Executive Director
Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ir Dr Cary Chan, JP is a professional engineer and is currently the Executive Director of HKGBC with the vision of driving the green building agenda for Hong Kong. Cary is regarded as an expert on building energy efficiency by the industry. Cary has carried out a lot of research relating to enhancing building energy efficiency. Up to now, a number of his work have won international awards. Over the years, Cary was an active member of over 10 advisory councils and committees of the Hong Kong government. He was appointed Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Government in 2017 with his immense contribution to the Hong Kong community. Cary was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the University College of Estate Management (UK) in December 2019 due to his outstanding contributions to the industry on sustainability.

Cary has been playing a leadership role in sustainable buildings within Hong Kong and abroad. He played a key role in establishing Hong Kong’s Green building assessment tool back in 1995. In 2019, he put “Advancing Net Zero carbon emission” as one of HKGBC’s main focuses. His strategy is well recognised and welcome by the local industry and WGBC. He was nominated as WGBC APN Chair on 1 July 2021.

Ir. Colin Chung
Managing Director
WSP (Asia) Limited

Ir Colin Chung is a Registered Energy Assessor with over 30 years of engineering experience in the planning, designing, and managing environmental, industrial, property and building, transport, and infrastructure-related projects. He is the Director of the Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE), the Vice-President of the Association of Energy Engineers—HK Chapter, and the Hon Secretary of BEAM Society Limited. He is a fellow member of the HKAEE, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and many other local and international professional institutions.

Mr. Tony Ip
Founder and Director
Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd

Mr. Tony Ip’s passion and contribution to green architecture and the creative industry were highly recognized by receiving the HKIA Young Architect Award in 2010, the EcoStar Award in 2014, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2016, and the Australia China Alumni Award for Arts & Creative Industry in 2018. He is a community-centric, sustainable design architect and urban designer based in Hong Kong. He is now the Chairman of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, the Director of HKGBC, Chairman of the Expert Panel of Material Aspects of BEAM Society Limited, and the Director of Zero Carbon Park.

Organising Committee

Derek - Chair
Derek CHOI
Ivan - Coordinator
Jay - Coordinator
Anna - Coordinator
Anna AN
Frank Fang - Coordinator
Frank FANG
Frank - Associate
Frida - Associate
Frida CAO
Grace - Associate
Grace LAW
Jesscia - Associate
Jessica GU
Lanyi - Associate
Linda - Associate
Mandy - Associate
Mandy MA
Tianming - Associate
Tianming MA
Tracy - Associate
Tracy CHOI
Victoria - Associate
Victoria ZHOU