Current and Future Events and Activities



4 - 18 December 2017

Comprehensive Certificate Course for BEAM Plus on Water Use (WU) 2017


This course is organized jointly by BEC-IEE, ASHRAE-HKC, BEAM Society and CIPHE, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.

Date           : 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 December 2017
Time          : 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Venue        : BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Language  : Cantonese with English Terminology

Course Description
BEAM Plus is a comprehensive environmental assessment scheme for buildings of Hong Kong. Water Use (WU) is one of the key BEAM Plus performance categories covering water quality, water conservation and effluent discharges that improve utilisation and reduce effluent.

This course is designed for building and facility management professionals, project managers, engineers, the other professionals and practitioners who are interested in green building projects. All speakers are experienced and professional, the participants will acquire essential knowledge on WU.

This is a Mandatory CPD course for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate and is also recognized for WSD Voluntary Continuing Professional Development Scheme for Licensed Plumbers.

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5 December 2017

Technical Seminar on New Development of Refrigerant & Refrigeration Safety Management


This seminar is organized by the ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and the BEAM, and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.

Date      : 5 December 2017 (Tuesday)
Time      : 2:30pm - 5:30pm (Registration will start at 2:15pm)
Venue    : BEC Auditorium, G/F Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Session 1 ASHRAE Standard 15 & 34 – A Review and Update
ASHRAE’s key standards guiding refrigerant identification and usage have been revised to meet US governmental regulation and achieve improved performance. Standards 15 and 34 (2016 Edition) provide essential guidance to manufacturers, design engineers and operators who need to stay current with new air conditioning and refrigerating requirements.
Standard 34 (Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants) describes a shorthand way of naming refrigerants and assigns safety classifications based on toxicity and flammability data, while Standard 15 (Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems) establishes procedures for operating equipment and systems when using those refrigerants. Standard 15 is one of ASHRAE’s oldest standards dating back to 1919. The purpose of Standard 15 is to specify safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems. All engineers that work with building mechanical systems should have a basic understanding of this Standard and for those engineers that work closely with refrigeration or chilling systems must have a deeper understanding of this standard and its requirements. This presentation will provide a review of Standard 15 and highlight recent changes to the standard. Common misapplications of the standard will be presented and discussed. In this session, the speaker also highlights the review and update of ASHRAE Standard 34.

Session 2 Next-gen Technology Development for Low-GWP Refrigerants
The recent amendment to Montreal Protocol incorporating the control of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has given a clear message to the industry in transitioning to next gen refrigerants of low global warming potential (GWP). ASHRAE is committed to a leadership role in responding to and reducing building Climate Change footprints. In support of this commitment, ASHRAE continuously advances the HVAC&R field by performing R&D guides and standards for designing systems that minimize energy use and reduce emissions of high GWP refrigerants. Many common refrigerants with high GWP such as R404A, R410A and R134a started to see their successors, of which some options are still non-flammable but many become flammable. The HVAC&R industry has been actively developing next-gen technology around these new refrigerant options. This presentation will review the refrigerant applications in consideration of environmental, safety and energy performance.

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24 November 2017

Guided Tour to HK Electric Natural Gas-fired Generating Unit


This Guided-Tour is organized by IFMA HK Chapter, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.

Date           : 24 November 2017
Time          : 09:30 am - 12:00 noon
Assembly  : Ap Lei Chau Pier

Event Highlight
Lamma Power Station was commissioned in 1982 and it generates electricity for customers in Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Developed in four stages, it has an installed capacity of 3,7373MW, which includes both coal-fired and gas-fired generating units.

As part of HKE's drive to reduce emissions, Lamma Power Station continued with efforts to increase the proportion of natural gas and cleaner fuels in its fuel mix. The first gas-fired combined cycle unit was commissioned in 2006 and over 30% of the company's power generation comes from natural gas.




13 November 2017

Technical Seminar on Healthy HVAC System Design with Energy Efficiency Concerns


This seminar is organized by the ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.

Date      : 13 November 2017 (Monday)
Time      : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration will start at 6:30pm)
Venue    : FJ303, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon

Programme Highlight

Session 1 Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Buildings are one of the largest energy end use sectors in countries around the globe. Concerns for the availability of energy supplies and the impact of energy use on the environment are driving a worldwide focus on energy end use reduction. In this push for dramatic changes in the energy use intensity of the building sector, it is essential that the fundamental importance of indoor environmental quality, particularly indoor air quality, not be lost. This presentation addresses: 1) the significance of indoor air quality in terms of its impact on health and productivity and associated costs; 2) the inseparable linkage between indoor air quality and building energy demands, including examples of efficient technologies for maintaining good indoor air quality; and 3) the need for an approach to building research, design, and operation that recognizes this connection.

Session 2 HVAC and Airborne Infectious Diseases
Concern regarding the risk of hospital acquired infections and the effect of the built environment on epidemics of drug-resistant diseases is increasing. The well-educated designer and owner needs to understand the mechanisms by which infectious disease is transmitted indoors, the extent to which HVAC system characteristics affect probability of infection, available means for controlling risk with demonstrated effectiveness. These topics are presented and discussed using the ASHRAE Board of Directors-approved Position Document Airborne Infectious Diseases as a framework. Pertinent scientific knowledge about modes of disease transmission is reviewed, its practical implications for control are discussed, and the three HVAC-related control methods identified by the Position Document: ventilation, particulate filtration, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, are presented and compared. General recommendations for reducing risk are provided and knowledge gaps that need to be filled are identified.

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11 November 2017

Technical Visit for T ▪ PARK [源 ▪ 區]


This Technical Visit, T.PARK at 25 Nim Wan Road Tuen Mun,  is organized by AIIB, and is supported by HKCT, HKIE[EnvD], IFMA HK Chapter, and SOE HK Region.

Date                      : 11 November 2017 (Saturday)                                                                                                                                Time                      : 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm                                                                                                                                                  Transportation       : Coach will be arranged for pick up and return to MTR Kowloon Tong Station

Fee                        : HK$60 (for member) or HK$80 (for non-member)

CPD                       : CPD Certificate for 3-hour


T▪ PARK, located at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun, is a state-of-the-art sludge treatment facility adopting a technology known as “fluidized bed incineration” for treatment of sewage sludge collected from all major sewage treatment works in Hong Kong, with a maximum treatment capacity of 2,000 tons per day.  The final products of treatment are mainly inert ash and residues that have been reduced to 10% of the original sludge volume, hence greatly reduce the pressure on landfills. The “T” stands for "transformation", connoting our vision to embrace the concept of “turning waste to energy” and “driving changes in attitude and behavior towards a greener lifestyle”. It is a unique facility combining advanced technologies of sludge incineration, power generation, seawater desalination and wastewater treatment in one self-sufficient complex. It also features a variety of recreational, educational and ecological facilities together with a landscape area for enriching visitors’ experience.

T-PARK (Sludge Treatment Facility), Hong Kong’s first self-sustaining sludge treatment facility and one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the world. T-PARK comprises power generation, desalination, educational and ecological facilities to showcase the benefits of the waste-to-energy approach to waste management. T-Park officially opened in July 2016.

The heat energy generated by the sludge incineration process at T-Park where is recovered and converted to electricity to run the facility itself, while up to 2 megawatts of surplus electricity can be exported to the power grid, enough to power up to 4,000 households

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9 November 2017

Seminar on Creating Healthy Spaces: Rising up the Corporate Agenda


This Seminar is organized by IFMA HK Chapter, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organization.

Date          : 9 November 2017 (Thursday)
Time          :18:30 - 20:00h
Venue        : Herman Miller Living Office,Showroom, Hopewell Centre,183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
Contact      : 2512 0111 /

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Programme highlight 

The Seminar will be hosted as an event around the rising importance of wellness in the workplace, and will be a good opportunity to share knowledge and learn from the creator of the WELL system as well as practitioners that are driving the standard.

Occupiers have an opportunity to improve the health of their people by improving the way buildings are designed and operated. Through initiatives such as the WELL Building Standard, value can be added to real estate assets, human health can be enhanced, general building operations can be improved, and the productivity agenda can be enhanced. The WELL Building Standard is the first market driven initiative which focuses exclusively on the health and wellness of people in buildings. WELL closes the gap between performance and compliance by evaluating and measuring the conditions in a building that impact human health.

As facility managers it is important to appreciate how the market is embracing WELL working environments and how to operate them in order to ensure occupiers continue to benefit from the hard earned accreditations.



2, 10 and 28           November 2017

BEAM Mandatory CPD, Intensive Training Series on Computational Modelling


This seminar is organized by the BEAM, and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.

Date       : 2, 10 and 28 November 2017
Time      : as refered to the Flyer
Venue    : InnoCentre or BEC at Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong as refered to the Flyer




2 November 2017

Executive eCommerce & FinTech Conference


This conference is organized by Lingnan University and Smart City Consortium jointly, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.

Date                : 2 November 2017 (Thursday)                                                                                                                                          Time                : 09:00 - 17:15H                                                                                                                                                                Admission       : Free of charge

Venue              : Zero Carbon Building, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay (Opposite of MegaBox)                                                          


In light of the fierce competition in the global economic arena, Hong Kong is now making a move as a dominant location for Financial Technology (Fintech) in Asia to uphold his prevailing competitive edge. It includes the openness of new financial market and adoption of emerging technologies in the financial market to nurture new industrial players and international investors.
Equally important, an eco-friendly regulatory and policy framework to support future digital economy are also of paramount to cultivate private and public partnership to visualize Hong Kong long-term sustainability and competitiveness.


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23 September 2017

Sustainability Workshop


This seminar is organized by the IFMA Hong Kong Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.

Facility managers are in unique position to improve the sustainability operational performance of facilities. It is not only showing the commitment to addressing global warming but also enhancing the corporate image and improving the working environments.

Representative from Electrical and Mechanical Services Department are invited to share with audiences on Technical Guidelines on Retro Commissioning, demand respond program and smart enterprise solution, smart lighting and IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional®.

Space is limited.  Book your seat online now to get involved, get informed and get inspired!

September 23, 2017 (Saturday) / 09:00 - 12:30

UR8, 8/F United Centre, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Enquiry and registration:
2512-0111 / / online



21 September 2017

International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities (ISSF2017)


Smart City is generally defined as an urban development vision to better manage the city and optimize the resources through the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in a secure fashion by converging Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS) and Internet of People (IoP). To accompany Smart City development, intelligent industry of various technical aspects is derived.

The ISSF2017 Conference, with the main theme Intelligent Industry for Smart City / Intelligent Green Building, is organized jointly by APIGBA (Asia Pacific Intelligent Green Building Alliance) and AIIB (Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings), and supported by various academic, professional and trade organizations.  The Conference is considered an important meeting place for academics, engineers and professionals to exchange knowledge and technologies, and will of course, provide you with a platform to share your expertise, experiences and research outputs with other participants joining from the academies, industry and the government of local and overseas.

Papers being called including Advanced accident and incident management system, Building Information Model and the related topics, Facility management and maintenance through big data, Integrated control for public transportation, Intelligent green building technologies, Intelligent outpatient and hospital service, Predictive traffic control, and Other topics related to intelligent industry for smart city.

Date          : 21 September 2017 (Thursday)

Time         : 08:30 – 13:00 (morning session covering papers from APIGBA Award winners)                                                                                      : 13:00 – 14:15 (lunch)                                                                                                                                                                                    : 14:15 – 17:30 (afternoon session covering Intelligent Industry for Smart City papers)                                                                                : 18:00 – 22:00 (AIIB 16th Anniversary and APIGBA Dinner)

Venue       : Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language : Billingual (Cantonese/English)

CPD         : The symposium is designed for 6 CPD hours for full day attendance, and 3 hours for half day

Detailed information are given in the attached Flyer where the e-Registration is provided.

Presented papers are downloadable from this website.


  28 September 2017 Technical Seminar on Ventilation – from Neighbourhood to Indoors  

This seminar is organized jointly by ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and BEAM Society, and is supported by AIIB.


BEAM Plus Neighbourhood that launched in December 2016, is designed to assess project performance of a development project and help project owners to incorporate a broader framework of urban sustainability principles at the early planning stage for subsequent project implementation. In this assessment tool, outdoor environmental quality is concerned to safeguard the health, comfort or well-being of general public, as well as aspects of performance that improve quality and functionality. Good planning on neighbourhood and building ventilation can reduce the potential increase in urban heat island effect and provide sufficient quality of outdoor air provision for indoor built environment. On the other hand, energy reduction and sufficient ventilation for indoor environmental quality are also concerned in other BEAM assessment tools (New Buildings, Existing Buildings & Interiors). In this technical seminar, two speakers will share their experiences on building and city ventilation in Hong Kong as well as more energy efficient and healthier approach to demand control ventilation.

Date    : 28 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time    : 9:30am - 12:30pm (Registration will start at 9:15am)
Venue  : Chamber 1b, Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

3 Mandatory CPD hours for BEAM Pro / BEAM Affiliate

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  4, 11, 18 & 25    September 2017 Certificate Course on Novel Technologies for Chillers  

The certificate course is organized jointly by the Building Services Division, Environmental Division and Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & Chemical Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.  The Course is designed to broaden knowledge of engineers in relation of chiller system and is useful for young engineers and practitioners to refresh and acquire knowledge in the technologies, design, operation and maintenance of chiller system. The guest speakers will also share with you some practical knowledge and experience.

Date:             4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2017
Time:            18:30-20:30
Venue:          Class Rm. 1-3, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Language:    Cantonese with English Terminology

CPD:             CPD Certificate will be presented upon completion of the course

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  23 June 2017 Condition Monitoring Symposium  

Jointly organized by AIIB and CGB(HK)Council, and supported by BSOMES, HKCT, IFMA and SOE(HKR), this free event will provide a CPD of 3 hours.  Academia and professionals are invited to share their findings on Waves in Condition Monitoring, Simplifying Predictive Maintenance, IoT in Construction Safety and Quality Monitoring, Landslides Monitoring Technologies Overview, Condition Monitoring for Mobility, and Structural Health Monitoring.

Date              : 23 June 2017 (Friday)

Time             : 09:00H - 12:30H

Venue           : Lecture Theatre LT3, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language     : English

Registration : please email giving your name, contact email/telephone,                                                                                          company, title, professional organization and membership

Addtional information are provided in the event flyer.


  17 June 2017 Technical Visit, Water Management Technology and Environmental Solution  

Global warming is not cool! Waste management is something that the professionals in the building construction industry have to recognize.

Organized by AIIB and supported by BSOMES, HKCT, HKIE(EVD), IFMA(HK Chapter) and SOE(HK Region), this is a technical visit to Dunwell Enviro-tech (Hlds) Ltd in Yuen Long Industrial Estate. Dunwell’s business covers used oil and solvent re-refinery, manufacturing, trading and marketing of lubricants, environmental-related technologies, precision metal components, industrial equipment, lubricating oil analysis services, and specialty chemicals. With its site area of about 100,000 sq. ft., it was once the world's largest manufacturer in metal component parts for the magnetic media industry. Today, this is still the largest independent waste oil treatment and disposal plant in Hong Kong and Asia. Dunwell is also the first company accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers to train professional Scheme "A" environmental engineers amongst other engineering disciplines.

Date          : 17 June 2017 (Saturday)

Time         : 08:45H - 12:00H (Assemble at Exit D of Kowloon Tong MTR Station, coach will be arranged for pick up and return)

Venue       : Dunwell Enviro-tech (Hlds) Ltd., 8 Wang Lee Street, Yuen Long Industrial Estate, NT, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese

CPD         : This event is designed for 3 CPD hours

Detailed information are given in the Flyer where the Application Form is provided


  17 June 2017 SOEHK Annual Symposium 2017, Building a Sustainable Future - Managing Challenges Through Innovation  

This symposium is jointly organized by The Society of Operations Engineers (Hong Kong Region)  and is co-organized by The Institution of Environmentalists.  AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.

The main theme of this symposium is to provide a platform for business leaders and professionals to share their views, knowledge and experiences in deploying innovative approaches to meet the challenges of building a sustainable future for a better Hong Kong.

Date          : 17 June 2017 (Saturday)

Time         : 08:45H - 12:30H (morning session) and 14:00H - 17:15H (afternoon session)

Venue       : Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language : Billingual (Cantonese/English)

CPD         : The symposium is designed for 6 CPD hours for full day attendance, and 3 hours for half day

Detailed information are available in the Flyer and the Application Form of the Symposium


  10 June 2017 Technical Seminar on "The Headway of Consideration for Green Roofing Systems in Hong Kong"  

This seminar is organized by AIIB, and is supported by BSOMES, CGBC(HK), HKCT, HKIE(EVD), IFMA(HK Chapter) and SOE(HK Region) for Members of AIIB and the Supporting Organizations, and all who are interested in Green Roofing.

This is a follow-up session on the "Current Practices of Green Roofing in Hong Kong" seminar held on 22 June 2016.  After reviewed the green roof design, safety, structure, system and application procedures of its constrction and management in Hong Kong, professionals from academies and industry professionals will be invited to share the most up-to-date information and the headway of consideration with a review on the application of green roof systems in Hong Kong nowadays.

Date          : 10 June 2017 (Saturday)

Time         : 09:00 H - 12:30 H

Venue       : Room G4302, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese

CPD         : The seminar is designed for 3 CPD hours

Detailed information are given in the attached Flyer, where the Registration Form is provided.


  7 June 2017 Joint Technical Seminar on “High Performance Building Design & LEED Implementation”  

This technical seminar is jointly organized by ASHRAE-HKC, Platinum and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.

The seminar consists of three (3) sessions:

Session 1 International Energy Efficiency Standards and Guidelines
This session provides an overview of the development of energy efficiency standards and guidelines in the U.S., Canada, Europe and other regions of the world. 
Session 2 High Performance Building Design                                                                                                                                         This session provides an overview of how building systems have evolved to meet the demands for green building design and where we are headed in the future in this arena.
Session 3 LEED Implementation on High Performance Building Design
This session provides an overview of the current development of LEED and updates on LEED version 4.

Date          : 7 June 2017 (Wednesday)

Time         : 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (registration will start at 6:00 pm)

Venue       : FJ302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language : English

CPD         : The seminar is designed for 3 CPD hours

Registration & Enquiry
Open to all interested persons, but priority will be given to members of organizers. Number of participants is limited
to 100 persons and prior registration is required. For registration, please complete Registration Form in the
following "On-Line Registration Link". The deadline of application is on 3 June 2017.



5, 10, 19, 24 and               26 April 2017

Comprehensive CPD Certificate Course on BEAM Plus, Site Aspects (SA)


This course is jointly organized by ASHRAE-HKC, BEAM Society Limited and Business Environment Council Institute of Environmental Education.  AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.

BEAM Plus is a comprehensive environmental assessment scheme for buildings of Hong Kong. Site Aspects (SA) is one of the key BEAM Plus performance categories covering the land used and its location with respect to local transport and amenities, planning and design for the site to take account of both beneficial and negative impacts on neighbours and the development itself, mitigation of ecological impacts and emissions from the site over the building's lifetime, and aspects of site management.

This course is designed for building and facility management professionals, project managers, architects, engineers, landscape  designers, the other professionals and practitioners who are interested in green building projects. All speakers are experienced and professional, the participants will acquire essential knowledge on SA .

This is also a Mandatory CPD course for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate to enrich their knowledge in enrich their knowledge in BEAM Plus submission requirements, tips and tricks.

Date    : 5, 10, 19, 24, and 26 April 2017

Time    : 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue   : BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Detailed information are available in the Flyer and Application Form of the course.



27 April 2017

The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum 2017  -  “Paradigm Shift: Emergence of Environmental Management and Engineering in the Development of Hong Kong into a World City”


The Forum is organized by the HKIE Environmental Devision; AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations. The forum comprises the keynote session and three other sessions: 1) Evolving Role of Environmental Professionals in Urban, Public Projects, Strategic Plans and Good Governance; 2) Engineering and Managing Adaptive Sustainable Responses for Managing Hong Kong’s Bio‐Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities; and 3) Potential Contribution of Environmental Leaders to Hong Kong’s Economic Diversification and Sustainable Growth.

The forum will bring together professional engineers, professionals, experts, academics and industry stakeholders to share their knowledge, experiences and insights on the subjects to be covered by the Annual Environmental Forum.

Date              : 27 April 2017 (Thursday)

Time             : 09:00am - 17:00pm

Venue           : Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Language     : English

Additional information and registration detail are available on the Flyer (with enrolment form annexed).


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