Constructing the Green Building Movement
The C-Suite: Carbon, Competitiveness, and Corporate Leadership
Luncheon panel discussion on Green Buildings
Buildings consume 40% of power generated globally, and a staggering 89% in Hong Kong. Recent research by the Climate Change Business Forum suggests that targeted alterations to a building’s lighting and air conditioning can reduce energy use by as much as 50% percent. With adequate incentives in place, Asia’s town centers have the potential to be models of sustainable urban development. Panelists will discuss how Hong Kong property developers are investing in more sustainable buildings, the barriers to greening Hong Kong’s built environment, and the role of property developers, policy makers, and consumers in creating a vibrant green building market in Hong Kong and Asia.
Chris Brooke President & CEO, China, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE)
Based in Beijing, Mr. Brooke has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and business operations of the company in mainland China, as well as oversight of all CBRE’s consulting and advisory work in the region. Mr. Brooke is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the property industry. He is currently the Chairman of Asia World Regional Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Dr. Andrew Chan, Deputy Chairman, Arup Group
Dr. Chan is Deputy Chairman of the global Arup Group, with 10,000 staff in the planning, design, engineering and management of building, infrastructure and consulting projects. Among his other positions, he is Immediate Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council; Past President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; and Vice President of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Thomas Ho, Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited
Mr. Ho possesses over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and leads Gammon Construction, a Hong Kong-based construction group with operations throughout China and Southeast Asia. Gammon has a turnover of around US$1.5 billion and employs over 3,500 professional staff. Mr. Ho is President of the Hong Kong Construction Association and Chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum.
Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Chair, Asia Society & Chairman, Hang Lung Properties (Moderator)
Mr. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group and its subsidiary, Hang Lung Properties, publicly listed companies in Hong Kong dealing in real estate and property investment, development and management. He also co-founded the privately held Morningside group which has owned and managed businesses in several sectors including manufacturing, media, healthcare, high tech and biotech. Mr. Chan is Co-Chair of the Asia Society.
Co-organized with Business Environment Council & Climate Change Business Forum.