1:45 pm: Gather at Zero Carbon Building Reception
3:30 pm: Dismiss at Zero Carbon Building
In order to combat the increasing pressure from climate change, the Hong Kong Government has proposed targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. Buildings are the major contributor to GHG emissions in Hong Kong and are therefore both a challenge as well as an opportunity for GHG emissions reduction. As such, the construction industry has a significant role to play in GHG emissions reduction. Within the ambit of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance, one of the functions of Construction Industry Council (CIC) is to promote good practices in the construction industry in relation to environmental protection, sustainable construction and other areas conducive to improving construction quality. On this basis, CIC, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Government, is developing the first Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong.