Members are informed that AIIB have been invited by the Council for Sustainable Development’s Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy as a Supporting Organisation of the public engagement on long-term decarbonisation strategy.
Council for Sustainable Development
The Council for Sustainable Development (“SDC”) is an advisory body appointed by the Chief Executive to advise the Government on the promotion of sustainable development in Hong Kong. The SDC has in the past conducted a number of public engagement exercises, covering key sustainability topics such as air quality, sustainable built environment, energy savings in buildings, municipal solid waste charging and sustainable consumption of biological resources. Subsequently the SDC submitted reports with recommendations to the Government, incorporating views collected during the engagement campaigns. Details can be found at www.susdev.org.hk.
Public Engagement on “Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy”
Climate change and sustainable development are closely related. Climate change affects the living conditions of mankind as well as the basis for social and economic development. At the same time, society’s priorities and resources allocation on “development” also impact on Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions and climate change. Pursuant to the Paris Agreement, all contracting parties should strive to formulate and communicate long-term low GHG emission development strategies by 2020 with a view to holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degree Celsius. As a responsible member of the global community, Hong Kong needs to draw up our own mid-century long-term low GHG emission development strategy.
For the above reasons, the SDC has decided to initiate a public engagement on “Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy”. Through the bottom-up approach and engagement with stakeholders, the SDC hopes to arouse public awareness of the impact of carbon emission. The public engagement would also provide a platform to gauge the views of the community in formulating Hong Kong’s mid-century decarbonisation target, as well as developing feasible strategies and actions to achieve that target, thereby contributing to the global decarbonisation effort.
Our Role as Supporting Organisation
to disseminate information and messages about this public engagement to members;
to promote the public engagement in its activities and programmes;
to encourage our members to participate in the public engagement; and
to tender views and comments on possible strategies and policies on long-term decarbonisation strategy.
Members' participation is very important. We would appreciate it if you are interested to be part of the AIIB taskforce in this respect, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events and Activities
HKIE Inter-Devision Courses
2 - 19 September 2018, Solid Waste Management
28 November 2018 - 19 December 2018, Energy Design and Reuse
13 - 14 September 2018, Energy Institute 6th International Conference - Meeting the challenges of energy transition through multi-disciplinary collaboration Flyer / eRegistration
7 September 2018, CPD Seminar: Energy Saving by Solar Hot Water System - System Installation, Planning and Application by the Hong Kong Institution of Plumbing and Drainage Limited Flyer
25 August 2018, IFMA Guided Tour. The Fire and Ambulance Services Education Centre Cum Museum Flyer/Registration
26 July 2018, IFMA Guided Tour. The Future of Work, WeWork - Wan Chai Office Flyer/Registration
Release of Presentation Material
Sincere thanks are given to Mr Frederick Lai, speaker of the Technical Talk organized for 17 March 2018, AIIB Members and attendees are permitted to access to the Powerpoint slides of seminar presentation.
Members are advised that Ir Dr Albert So, Vice President of AIIB, authored a 3-part CABA White Paper on Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings, namely Part 1: Speed and Multi-dimensionality, Part 2: Remote Control and Monitoring, and Emergency Operation, and Part 3: Dispatchers and Energy Conservation.
CABA White Papers may be accessible to AIIB members by completing a registration form available in CABA Website.
NOTE: CABA is one of the collaborative parties of, and maintaining a reciprocal relationship with AIIB.
Members may be aware that AIIB is one of the local organizations invited to take part in the advisory group to help studying on the formulation of the overall development framework of the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint.
Appointed by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the consultant has submitted the report to the Government in late June 2017. The full report and the executive summary have been uploaded to the dedicated portal (www.smartcity.gov.hk) for access by the public.
AIIB Members are encouraged to give views on the recommendations made in the report through the dedicated portal electronically. Should Members have any specific comment wished to being conveyed through AIIB, please feel free to do so; a consolidated commentary document will be compiled. Please note that submissions of any nature must reach the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer by no later than 30 September 2017.
The IBuilt, an AIIB Newsletter, 2017 Summer Issue, has been released!
AIIB's chairlady Dr. Bonnie Lam has represented the institute to present AIIB's Intelligent Building Index (IBI) in the World Workplace Europe Conference lately. This is an international conference jointly held by RICS and IFMA at Stockholm, Sweden between 30 May and 1 June 2017.
The paper titled "Holistic Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment" was given at the main hall of The Brewery Conference Centre on 1 June 2017. In this 3-days-conference, there was about 900 audience-times from different parts of Europe, USA, Canada, and Asian countries. Dr Lam's presentation has given big insight to the audiences which was showed in the overwhelming feedbacks during the Q & A section.
We are proud to share with you that AIIB's IBI is not only recognized in Asia but also other parts of the world include North Europe now.
21st September 2017, International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities (ISSF2017), with a main theme of "Intelligent Green Building / Intelligent Industry for Smart City"
Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of buildings.
Chartered Building Engineers are recognised as being experts in the use of technology in the design, construction, assessment and maintenance of the built environment. Membership demonstrates that an individual has achieved a level of professional competence that the public, clients, and fellow professionals can rely on.
AIIB Members are reminded that according to the Memorandum of Understanding between AIIB and CABE in 2015, you are recognized by CABE to apply for membership via CABE's direct route. AIIB Members are eligible to apply for Chartered Member grade and AIIB Fellows are eligible to apply for Chartered Fellow grade of the CABE.
17th December 2016, Professional Seminar on Revitalization of Rivers in Hong Kong at HKIE Headquarter. Additional Information
Taskforce Meeting on 15th June 2016
Led by Sr Prof Edward Yiu Chairman of Executive Committee the AIIB, a taskforce meeting forum was convened for 15th June 2016 at AIIB's offices. Participants included scholars and professionals joining from peer professional and academic organizations. Discussion in the evening has focused on the provision of green roof without a BD Submission, viz.:
a roof which is accessible from common area;
reinforced roof with sufficient concret strength;
standard flat roof design and not of cantilever, large span, etc;
building fabrics and structures are sound;
no building alteration work is required, i.e. just a placement of pots, not direct fixing to the roof, no blockage to existing drainage, no P&D alteration, not 100% coverage, less than 1 m tall;
the building is properly maintained and managed.
In the forum, plenty of information sharing has taken place covering crucial points in green roof management and design.
All participants of the forum have agreed that, as an immediate action plan responding the society need, a technical seminar on the topic, namely, Current Practices of Green Roofing in Hong Kong : Case Studies on Safety Issue, should be organized. It has been determined immediately that the seminar would be held on 22nd July 2016, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm at the City University of Hong Kong. Details shall be announced once everything is to hand.
If you are interested to join the task force, and to be one of the speakers of the seminar, kindly contact Sr Dr Edward Yiu at email@example.com levaing your Name and Title, Position and Organization, and Paper Abstract as expeditiously as possible.
AIIB 15th Anniversary and APIGBA Dinner on 6th June 2016
Guests from All Walks of Life
After the APIGBA forum at the City University of Hong Kong, the celebration dinner was held at Hong Kong JW Marriott Hotel Ballroom in the evening. Besides the AIIB team, there were over 300 distinguish guests, sitting at 27 tables, from the APIGBA regions which include Korea, Macau, Shanghai, Taiwan and specialists from the industry and representatives from the Government of HKSAR.
The dinner event started with the welcome note by Dr. Edward Yiu, the Executive Committee Chairman of AIIB, followed by the opening speech of Prof. Show-ling Wen, the convener of the APIGBA. Right after their speeches, the Principal Guest of Honour Dr. David Chung Wai-keung, the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau of HKSAR Government delivered an address which demonstrated the Hong Kong Government’s appreciation in intelligent green building developments.
Newly Joined Region - Macau
To welcome the alliance’s new region member - Macau, a simple but solemn signing ceremony was arranged in front of all guests. The agreement was signed between the representative of Macau Properties and Facilities Management Association Mr. Michael Cheuk and the first APIGBA chairperson Prof. Show-ling Wen, with the witness of Prof. Andrew Leung, the President of AIIB and the 2nd APIGBA chairperson.
Local Awarded Projects
After the signing ceremony, there was the present of local (Hong Kong) awards by Prof. Show-ling Wen. The local projects received awards were:
18 King Wah Road, Nort Point, Hong Kong
Henderson Land Development Co Ltd
International Commence Centre
Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Standard Chartered Bank Building
Hang Lung Properties Ltd
Holiday Inn Express
REC Green Technologies Co Ltd
One Island East
ATAL Building Services Engineering Ltd
Swire Properties Limited
The centre of the event was on the announcement of the final competition winners. The momentum of the whole venue was pushed to the highest. With the non-stopping hooray and clapping as background, the following teams received the triumph in the final competition:
18 King Wah Road, North Point, Hong Kong
UNI's Landmark, Taiwan
Tatung Smart Manor, Taiwan
International Commence Centre, Hong Kong
TSMC F15 Office, Taiwan
LSIS R&D Campus, Taiwan
UNI's Landmark, Taiwan
Advantech Linkow Intelligent Campus, Taiwan
Holiday Inn Express, Hong Kong
APGBA President Handover
After the awardees received the prizes from the dinner event’s principal guest of honour Dr. David Chung Wai-keung, it was the handover ceremony of the APIGBBA President: Prof. Andrew Leung of AIIB represented Hong Kong region to receive the task of APIGBA president from Prof. Show-ling Wen of Taiwan. AIIB will take over the APIGBA task for the following two years until the next handover in Korea in year 2018.
All Become One, Amazing Night!
All the guests enjoyed a great evening with nice wine, good food, and beautiful music. In the later part of the dinner, guests from different regions became one. Many of the guests initially came to the stage, sang and shared their loved songs with one another. The atmosphere were even remarkable when the guests tried to use the LED light in the power-bank that the organizing committee prepared for the attendees to beat the tempo with those who were singing on the stage. This was an incredible night. Everything was amazing. The organizing committee ws so thrilling and must thank all the participants including the sponsors for this event.
*Sponsors for the event:
BeSpark Technologies Engineering Limited
China Light and Power Limited
Deacon Construction International Holdings Limited
Hang Lung Properties Limited
Henderson Land Group
Hensen System Engineering Limited
Hong Kong Licensed Plumbing Professionals Association Limited
Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Messe Frankfurt Limited
REC Green Technologies Co., Ltd.
Takasago Contractors and Engineers (Beijing) Co., Ltd.