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Hong Kong Green Building Council

The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. HKGBC is a key driver in setting the standard for local green building industry and facilitating the cooperation of developers, building owners, operators and other stakeholders with the vision to build greener and more liveable Hong Kong.

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What is Smart Green Building?

A Smart Green Building utilises innovation and technology, digital device systems throughout its lifecycle in order to maximise resource and operational efficiencies, enhance wellbeing and promote sustainability for itself, its surrounding infrastructure and the natural environment, and be resilient to change.

To increase the understanding and knowledge of industry practitioners as well as the general public, the HKGBC is developing a Guidebook ? “Smart Green Building Design: Best Practice Guidebook” to redefine the interface between “smart” and “green”. Several local case studies are also highlighted to showcase the importance of smart green technologies.

In this page, we will introduce the 6 Principal Strategies for Smart Green Buildings.

1. Building Design & Operations

Building Design and Operations focuses on smart green technologies that can be adopted throughout a building life cycle to enhance the efficiency of building performance and enable flexible and adaptive building design. Building professionals are increasingly adopting technologies at the initial design and construction stages to enable seamless communication and information flows throughout subsequent stages of an asset’s lifecycle.

2. Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing refers to the use of smart technologies to maintain and enhance the environmental quality of a building and its surrounding environment. In a range of asset classes, such as commercial and residential, there is a demand for smart technologies to improve lighting quality and indoor air quality and outdoor environmental quality for better occupant comfort.

3. Energy Performance

Energy performance entails adopting smart technologies to achieve higher building energy efficiency. Buildings of multiple asset classes are increasingly adopting smart energy management technology to monitor the energy performance of buildings. This can be enhanced with artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to achieve optimum results. Building operators are also adopting more energy efficient equipment and system controls in buildings to improve overall energy performance and generate long term cost savings.

4. Material & Waste Management

Material & Waste Management promotes the optimal use of building materials as well as waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Building professionals are increasingly exploring smarter material selection to improve the overall environmental performance of buildings. Furthermore, smart technologies to enhance the efficiency of waste management are also evolving. Automatic waste collection systems with pneumatic properties is one example.

5. Water Performance

Water performance entails the use of innovative technology to encourage water conservation practices in a building. Building professionals are constantly exploring ways to better monitor water usage. Smart water management, such as smart water metering and monitoring, can be integrated into building operations to improve water performance.

6. Mobility & Transportation

Mobility & transportation focuses on the use of innovative technologies to promote green modes of transport and mobility with less carbon footprint. The following are examples of smart mobility strategies that can be implemented in buildings and its surrounding built environment to promote more efficient use of space and resources.

Smart Green Building Design – Best Practice Guidebook

To increase the understanding and knowledge of industry practitioners as well as the general public, the HKGBC is developing a Guidebook – “Smart Green Building Design: Best Practice Guidebook” to redefine the interface between “smart” and “green”. Several local case studies are also highlighted to showcase the importance of smart green technologies.

The Guidebook will be published shortly, please stay tuned!