AIA Hong Kong


Event On : June 20, 2023

Material Diet: Bamboo and Carbon Neutrality

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Date(s) - June 20, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Dear Members

Tackling embodied carbon by modifying our “material diet” is now recognized as a key component of most anti-climate change policies – and is potentially one of the most important considerations in the next phase of de-carbonization.

Bamboo products have the lowest embodied carbon among commonly used building materials. Furthermore, this fast-growing grass has robust physical properties and is available at a competitive cost. No discussion on carbon neutral buildings should fail to include engineered bamboo.

In this webinar, we will discuss how engineered bamboo can contribute to carbon reduction and propose a way forward to promote its wider application in Hong Kong.

Date        June 20, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time        12:30 – 2:00 PM
Location   Zoom webinar
CES          1.5 LUs/HSW
Fee          Gratis

About the Speakers

Alex Chui

Alex Chui has more than 30 years’ experience in the real estate and building industry and is currently the Managing Director of BIL (Bamboo International (Group) Co., Ltd.).

After a highly successful career in senior management positions at major real estate and investment organizations, including Sun Hung Kai Properties, Portman Holdings, Prologis and Tishman Speyer, Alex decided to dedicate the “next phase” of his life to environmental sustainability. He now promotes the use of bamboo in our daily life, not just because of its sustainability, but also because the burgeoning bamboo industry in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia provides gainful employment to thousands of otherwise idle workers.

Bamboo promotion is therefore a win-win-win endeavour, environmentally, socially, and commercially.

Grace Kwok

Grace is the Chairman and Executive Director of the Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group (AEC) and Chief Sustainability Strategist at AEC Capital Ltd. She has more than 20 years of experience in green building projects in Hong Kong, China, and across the Asia-Pacific region.

With a background in environmental engineering, Grace has always been a keen advocate of regenerative sustainability for the built environment. In addition to her position at AEC, she is also the current Director of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, the Founding Vice President of the Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association, and the Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals. Grace also serves as a co-chair of the Real Estate Working Group under the Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

Driven by the need to shape a sustainable future for all, Grace has led AEC Group to become the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborator while sharing best practices through her roles in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the Health Equity Advisory, the LEED Technical Advisory Group, the BRE ESG Advisors Club, and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Standards Committee.

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