How are property management and facility professionals making use of green building rating tools to carry out a “green body check”.
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It is estimated that there are over 42,000 existing buildings in Hong Kong, which account for a potential reduction of 52% in absolute electricity consumption compared to a Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario. Greening the existing buildings will not only help save energy in the city, but also contribute to health and wellbeing enhancement for building occupants.
This seminar will illustrate how property management and facility professionals could make use of green building rating tools to carry out a “green body check” for the buildings they operate and manage with an aim to improve the buildings’ environmental performance through various aspects such as energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality, and so on. The speaker will also share a few certified green buildings as case studies to further elaborate on what green measures could be implemented through a building’s daily operation and maintenance.
Ms Grace Kwok, Chairman and Executive Director of Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited
Ms Grace Kwok has over 19 years’ experience in working as an acoustics, environmental and sustainability consultant. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous green building projects in Hong Kong, Macau and China, including the earliest batch of green buildings in Hong Kong. She is a member of Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) Green Building Faculty and BEAM Society Limited’s BEAM Expert Panel with qualifications including BEAM Professional, LEED Accredited Professional, BREEAM Accredited Professional and GBL Manager.
Grace is a founding fellow and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals. She is a fellow member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics as well as a Co-opted Member of HKGBC Communications & Membership Committee and Green Labelling Committee.