[GREAT Smart Cities Friday Seminar Series] - Sustainable Built Environment for Everyone, Everywhere

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Buildings and activities in buildings contribute towards a significant share of carbon emissions, energy and material consumption. In face of climate change, air pollution, population growth and increasing demand for built asset, the World Green Building Council has been forging ahead to advocate green buildings and sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere. Embracing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, there are three major strategies, notably Health & Well-being, Advancing Net Zero, and Circular Economy.

Starting from global green building movement, this talk will focus more on Health & Well-being aspects of buildings, with examples drawn from local green building movement in Hong Kong, and detailed experience sharing with illustrations from the planning, design and construction of public housing developments in Hong Kong.

Starting with urban planning at macro-scale to domestic units at the micro-scale, a systematic approach is adopted to apply passive design for development of green and healthy buildings, alongside Research & Development, community engagement, carbon reduction exercises, adaptive re-use of useful resources, and site-specific design, maximizing development potential with livability, human comfort and sustainability.

講者/ 表演者:
Ar Prof Ada FUNG

Ar Prof Ada FUNG is a Member of the Advisory Committee of GREAT Smart Cities Institute, HKUST. She is an active member in the Architectural field as well as in the construction industry. Ada has a passion for sustainable development and smart city, caring for people and caring for the environment. 

She is a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment, HKSAR. Apart from being Honorary Professor and Distinguished Faculty of Architecture Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Ada is also Adjunct Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong.

Ada is Former Director and Board Secretary of World Green Building Council (2018-2020), Former Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

In her previous career as Deputy Director of Housing until end 2017, Ada has supervised the Development & Construction Division of the Housing Department, overseeing all facets of public housing development in Hong Kong.

Ada is Chairperson of the Committee on BIM of Construction Industry Council (CIC), President of Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Associations cum Chairperson of Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART International, amongst a variety of appointments to government boards, professional bodies and associations.

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