Evaluation of the control of carbon emissions of construction facilities in Hong Kong

Wu, A.Y.H. & Skitmore, M. (2012) Evaluation of the control of carbon emissions of construction facilities in Hong Kong. In Amoeda, Rogerio, Mateus, Ricardo, Braganca, Luis, & Pinheiro, Christina (Eds.) BSA 2012 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment, Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, Porto, Portugal.

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This paper investigates the policies and instruments adopted in Hong Kong to control the carbon emissions of construction facilities, including the whole building life cycle: production of material stage, construction stage, operation stage and demolition stage. This commences with a literature review comparing activities world-wide to those in Hong Kong to identify the main issues at stake, followed by a report on a series of local interviews to evaluate the present situation in Hong Kong, as well as future opportunities for local carbon mitigation. The interviewees included practitioners from engineering contracting firms, consulting firms, clients and energy provider, together with two university experts and a counsellor. A small case study is also provided of a building project in Hong Kong to illustrate some of the innovative design aspects being incorporated into buildings in Hong Kong as a result of the current emphasis on sustainability. The paper concludes with a summary of main findings and proposals for improvement in policy related to carbon mitigation and building sustainability in Hong Kong.

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ID Code: 50831
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Hong Kong, Carbon Emissions, Construction Facilities, Building Life Cycle, Sustainability
ISBN: 9789899567177
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 02:26
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 08:33

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