Code : 2022147
Event Name : The CIC on promoting sustainable construction
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Margaret HO, Manager, Industry Development – Environment and Sustainability, Construction Industry Council

Margaret is a dedicated ESG and sustainability specialist who pursues to assist the construction industry to advance on the net-zero journey. With solid experience in developing ESG strategies and plans for construction companies and academic training in environmental management, Margaret currently leads multiple sustainability-related projects at the CIC, from culture shaping to tools development and promotion. Those projects include CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT), CIC Sustainable Finance Certification Scheme (SFCS), CIC Green Product Certification (GPC), etc.

Previously worked as a corporate communications professional for more than a decade, Margaret is passionate about translating sustainable development principles and goals into actions and values that people from every walk of life truly embrace and take responsibility for. Margaret believes that “communications for good” plays a crucial role in transforming minds, behaviours and practices towards a sustainable environment.
Event Date : 2022-11-01
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-10-30
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : QSD
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division, HKIS Working Group on Sustainability (Supporting Organization)
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members; Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability)***(Please refer to the remarks)
Priority : HKIS members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Sustainable construction is a rapidly-evolving trend in the local construction industry in recent years since the HKSAR Government has pledged a carbon neutrality commitment by 2050. As an industry accounting for 39% of the global carbon emissions, the construction and buildings industry should make relentless efforts to explore and adopt low-carbon solutions in a holistic approach, from materials procurement, design and planning, and construction processes. Different disciplines and expertise of building professionals should work together and embed sustainability thinking into their everyday’s decisions.

The CIC endeavours to facilitate the local industry to be more sustainable and launches different tools and initiatives for the industry to go green. In the webinar, the speaker will cover the recent trend and goals of carbon neutrality for the industry in both global and local contexts and elaborate on how various CIC tools, including the CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT) CIC Sustainable Finance Certification Scheme (SFCS), and CIC Green Product Certification (GPC), etc. can help the industry to embark on a sustainable journey.

Remarks :

***Registration priority for the free seats will be given to QSD full-time degree student members. Please send an email stating the programme you are studying, with a soft copy of your University Student ID card to HKIS Secretariat ([email protected]) for verification.

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful payment of the registration fee, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

On-line registration is not applicable for non-HKIS members. To register, please complete the CPD registration form ( and return with payment to the HKIS Secretariat.

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Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : By Zoom