“Hand in Hand for the Green Greater Bay Area Green Building Industry Development Forum” was successfully held at Hong Kong Science Park

At the invitation of Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau and the Fifteen International Conference on Green and Energy-efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo (Green Expo) organizing committee, China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council together with Center for Housing Innovations, Shenzhen Green Building Association, China Green Building and Energy Saving (Macau) Association, etc. successfully held the Hand in Hand for the Green Greater Bay Area green building industry development forum.

With the opportunity of the Green Expo, the vicinity to Hong Kong, and Macau, and the co-partnership from green building industry in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area), it is the first time for the forum to be held as a sub-venue. Over 150 participants, involving experts, scholars, industry insiders, and students in the field of green building and other relevant fields from Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland and Taiwan, attended this grand event.


Experts, Scholars from Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Joined Together in Hong Kong Science Park for this Grand Event

The forum is hosted by the Chairman of China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council, and the Director of Center for Housing Innovations, Prof. TSOU Jin Yeu. In Prof. TSOU’s opening speech, he introduced missions and vision of the China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council, and the Center for Housing Innovations Ms. LI Ping, the Deputy Secretary-General of China Green Building Council, and Ms. WANG Xiang Yu, the Secretary-General of Shenzhen Green Building Association, also gave opening speeches for the forum. They highly commented the significance of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau collaboration in the national green building development, and expressed expectations on Hong Kong’s role as bridge and tie in constructing an open and all-win platform for communications and collaborations, as well as in advancing green building techniques, promoting the cultivation and development of green building talents, and finally contributing to the overall development of green building in Greater China.


Lecturers and guests taking group photo in the forum

Targeting at the issues regarding technique, idea, and implementation of improving living environment, six experts gave exciting speeches. Ms. WONG Wai Man Rosana, the Deputy-Director of China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council, shared her speech of 3 Stars Application on Green Building and Urban Planning Development Including Mic Implementation. Mr. LEI Ka Hang Edmund, the Director General of China Green Building and Energy Saving (Macau) Association, introduced the application of direct current in buildings and the trend of electricity saving technology development, and shared his thoughts on connecting standards of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau green buildings. Dr. GU Lei, the Chief Structural Engineer of China Construction Steel Structure Corp. Ltd., shared the delightful development of steel structure, a type of green building, in China construction industry. Ms. KWOK May Han Grace, the Chairman and Executive Director of Allied Environmental Consultants Limited, explained how green building evaluating system improve the building’s environmental performance, and shared cases of green building and Hong Kong’s experiences of green building development. Dr. HAO Bin, the Deputy Chief Engineer and Director of Innovation and Research Center of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd., introduced the application of low voltage direct current in building environment, and shared relevant cases. Last but not least, Prof. TSOU Jin Yeu gave a speech on the significance and urgency of raising innovative talents for green building industry. During the speech, he proposed that the talent competition, especially the competition for innovative talents, has become the key issue in competitions at the city level, so he appealed to cities in the Greater Bay Area to concentrate resources, attract talents, and build up environments beneficial for the development of the innovative talents, in order to raise the ranks of Greater Bay Area cities along the ladder of global city talent competitiveness.


Professional and exciting speeches by famous experts

After the Hong Kong sub-forum, the China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council organized a visit to a landmark revitalization project in Hong Kong, the Mills. Since the late 1970s, Hong Kong textile mills started moving north to the Mainland, and the Mills witnessed this very period of time, when Hong Kong’s textile industry fell off its peak. In 2014, the Mills revitalization project launched, which took 4 years and 700 million Hong Kong Dollars, comprehensively redefined the space and resource utilization, and set up a model for model factory revitalization featuring its solemn industrial beauty. After the Mills visit, participants had another visit to the Steel Structure Museum of China in Shenzhen. This museum is currently the first and the only steel structure themed museum in China. With the main purpose of conserving industrial heritage, the museum exhibits development history and current standards of both China and global steel structure industry from various angles, while integrating knowledge, science, education, and entertainment.


Participants listened to the introduction at The Mills

The forum and site visits promoted the exchanges between experts, scholars, professionals and young students in the green building industry, enhanced the friendship, and played the opening prelude of the Fifteen International Conference on Green and Energy-efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo.

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