Date(s) - 14/08/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
333, Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Between 2010 and 2030, 85 billion square meters of new and rebuilt buildings will be constructed in cities worldwide (source: UN Habitat). While such development will place extreme stress on our climate and resources, built environment professionals have the greatest opportunity to improve the efficiency of cities and to reduce carbon emissions related to buildings. Sean Quinn of AIA Hong Kong, Ir Conrad Wong of the HK Green Building Council (HKGBC) and Dr. Benny Chow, member of the International Round Table of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), will explain how design practitioners can become more engaged in sustainable design and carbon neutral urbanization. They will discuss various programs – including the AIA 2030 Commitment, the HK 3030 Campaign, LEED v.4 and the respective methods and resources involved in the design of high-performance buildings. Following the presentation, a panel discussion will be led by Dr. Thomas Tang of AECOM on the challenges presented to architects by local and international markets
Sean Quinn, MSSD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Head of Sustainable Design, 10 DESIGN
Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice at 10 DESIGN, an International Partnership of Architectural, Urban, Landscape and Interior Designers and Animators. He directs the firm’s integrated design approach working with internal and external teams to guide the application of sustainable practices, including energy and environmental performance, resiliency, and green building certification. Sean has completed projects throughout North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia, modeled and assessed district and building energy needs, designed innovative building systems, and developed regional and national planning guidelines. Sean is a Lecturer at Danube University Krems, the University of Hong Kong and a guest lecturer at a number of other international universities.
Ir Conrad Wong, BBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)
Ir Conrad Wong has more than 25 years of construction project management experience. He is Vice Chairman of Yau Lee Holdings, Managing Director of Yau Lee Construction Company and Yau Lee Wah Concrete Precast Products, Vice Chairman of REC Engineering Company and Chief Executive Officer of VHSoft Technologies Company Limited. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council and of the Occupational Health and Safety Council, Deputy Chairman of the Vocational Training Council and a Member of both the Antiquities Advisory Board and the Panel on Promoting Testing and Certification Services in Construction Materials, as well as the Director of the World Green Building Council.
Dr. Benny Chow, PhD, BEAM Pro, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability, Aedas
Dr. Benny Chow, Director of Sustainability at Aedas, is an award winning sustainable design expert with worldwide project experience. He is a Member of the USGBC LEED International Roundtable, Chairman of ISC, and GB Faculty of HKGBC, a committee member of the BEAM Expert Panel and Deputy Director of the Board of GB Certification (China GBC). Benny has 18 years of experience in Sustainable Design specializing in computer modeling and analysis, which invaluably strengthened the architectural concept and designs of more than 320 projects. Benny is an Honorary Associate Professor in the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, an Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK’s Center for Housing Innovations and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK.
PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATED BY
Dr. Thomas Tang, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Asia, AECOM
Dr. Thomas Tang is the Director for Sustainability, Asia, with 20 years of experience in environmental management and sustainability assessments. He is responsible for providing sustainability services to the Greater China and South East Asia regions in support of planning, water and urban design, transportation, energy and environmental services. Dr. Tang has a background in management consulting, specializing in strategy and the facilitating of stakeholder dialogue. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, Honorary Fellow, College of Estate Management, Reading, UK, an Associate Member of the International Construction Business Management Research Group at the University of Technology, Malaysia, and a former President of the Institute of Management Consultants.
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