Green Sense “Monthly Green” in August – Green Building Guided Tour
Global warming is an urgent problem that the whole world is concerned. Saving energy and lowering carbon emission is always the top mission for every country. Green Sense will carry out a tour to Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) Headquarters Building for the “Monthly Green” in August to take a look of green building examples in Hong Kong.
ZCB is a 3-storey building which comprises of an exhibition areas, an eco-home show flat, an office area and a multi-function hall. There is also a landscape area with first native urban woodland which has around 40 kinds of native trees.
As the first zero carbon building in Hong Kong, ZCB consists of over 80 different eco-building technologies that help reduce in 45% of energy demand compare to other buildings in current standard design. Moreover, photovoltaic panels and biofuel are used in ZCB to provide electricity not only for their own needs but also for the local grid. These features highlight the ZCB a unique site of Hong Kong Green Buildings.
The EMSD Headquarters Buildings is originally the former Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal 2 building. It was revitalized and adaptive reused in 2005. The revitalization conception with less demolition and construction waste makes it an ideal example of green buildings.
No matter the ZCB or the EMSC Headquarters Buildings, they both play an important role in building a green Kowloon East. By the end of this “Monthly Green” activity, participants will have a better understanding in how different building design can help with alleviating the global warming. Nevertheless, the wiser use of energy saving design and products are also vital.
Time:10:00-13:00 (3 hours)
Assembly Time: 09:45
Assembly Point: ZCB, Kowloon Bay
Route: ZCB>EMSD Headquarters Buildings
Please contact Ms. Ma at 8100 4877 for any enquiry.Comments