October 11, 2016
Towngas headquarters - The first non-residential building in Hong Kong to achieve Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v1.2
The headquarters of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) is the first non-residential building in Hong Kong to be awarded the Platinum rating, the highest rating under BEAM Plus Existing Building Version 1.2. This is an internationally recognised building assessment scheme that provides guidelines on how to make buildings safer, healthier, more comfortable, more functional and more efficient than those that haven’t been certified.
Through the skillful use of modern technology and stakeholder engagement in sustainable development, the existing Towngas building was upgraded to a green building for the benefit of staff and the community.
Towngas’ achievement is mainly attributed to successfully integrating green management, including Electricity Conservation, Preservation of Water Resources, Improvement of Indoor Air Quality, and Waste Management to enhance the overall building environment. Towngas implemented green purchasing and green management practices throughout the building renovation. By doing so, the company have been able to share their experience and promote the adoption and effectiveness of green building facilities to the community. (Please refer to the Appendix for the “Highlights of Renovation Works and Sustainable Green Initiatives”).
Victor Kwong, Head of Corporate Health, Safety and Environment and Chairman of the Towngas Environmental Working Committee, pointed out that the green renovation of Towngas’ headquarters achieved significant energy savings and waste reduction. Towngas took a sustainable approach to the purchasing and management of green construction materials. Suppliers of green products had priority to become one of Towngas’ business partners.
For full story please refer to Building Journal August 2016 <Subscribe E-version>