Green Building Award 2021 Award Presentation: Shaping Liveability and Excellence in the Sustainable Built Environment
The Green Building Award 2021 was honoured to have Mr Michael WONG Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, the Government of the HKSAR (top right), Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, the Government of the HKSAR (bottom left), Mr Franklin YU, Chairman of GBA 2021 Organising Committee (top left) , Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC (bottom middle), and Mr Joel CHAN, Chairman of the PGBC (bottom right) joining the first-ever virtual award presentation ceremony as our officiating guests and sharing with us their visions on the green building development in Hong Kong.
Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC), the first-ever virtual award presentation of Green Building Award 2021 was held on 28 April 2022 with the announcement of 39 Award Winners at the Ceremony. To recognise all these pioneering ideas and solutions for shaping a liveable built environment and driving green building movement, all the valuable and innovative projects by the Winners and Finalists are showcased via an eBooklet, fostering the exchange of ideas and strengthening the public understanding on green buildings.
The Green Building Award 2021, in its 8th edition, invited Mr Michael WONG Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region cum Honorary Advisor of GBA 2021 Jury Panel as the Guest of Honour, together with Special VIP Guest Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to recognise the excellence and commend the contribution made by pioneering leaders in the building industry including developers, construction companies, consultants, property management companies, the government and representatives from various sector involved in the whole building life cycle. The ceremony was well attended by over 700 participants and guests from Hong Kong and abroad to celebrate with the Award Winners.
Themed ‘Shaping Liveability • Excellence in Sustainable Built Environment’, Green Building Award 2021 received a record-breaking number of 100 nominations. 80 of them became the Finalists to compete for the Awards in New Buildings Category, Existing Buildings Category, Research & Planning Category, Building Products & Technologies Category, as well as Green Building Leadership Category.
4 Green Building Leadership Pioneer Awards, 10 Grand Awards and 23 Merit Awards were presented to private and public sectors which were selected by a Jury Panel comprising of a broad base of 32 renowned industry experts and academia from local and overseas. In addition, 6 projects were accredited with a Special Citation as they were deemed to have achieved the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and positively contribute to the development of a sustainable built environment.
Moving forward, the Green Building Award had launched the “GBA Elite” to recognise the Winners of Pioneer Award in Green Building Leadership since 2019. These organisations are all revolutionary pioneers in driving the development of the sustainable built environment in Hong Kong. Moreover, the awardees of GBA 2021 will also have the opportunities to further compete for the World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, which is absolutely valuable to further promote the excellence of Hong Kong’s development to the regional arena. It is believed that chances like that can encourage communications and collaborations across industries and regions for building a sustainable and net-zero future for our next generations.
The Green Building Award 2021 eBooklet is now available on HKGBC’s website. Download and learn more about Green Building Award 2021: https://bit.ly/38ybJTo