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SB13 HK successfully completed !

Over 500 participants had a thorough discussion on the theme “Urban Density and Sustainability” in the long-awaited SB13 Hong Kong Regional Conference during 12-13 September. 

Thank you for the strong support from HKSAR Government and industry partners!

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10 Best Papers

  • Challenges to District Cooling System (DCS) Implementation in Hong Kong
    Authors: Vincent Cheng, Barry Lau, Alvin lo
  • "Payback for Green Expenses – The Monetary and Non-monetary Perspectives"
    Authors: Ng Tat Kwan, Kwok Suk Man, Chan Wai Lam
  • How to Create Sustainable Communities in Hong Kong? Inherent Problems of
    Recent Urban Layouts for Microeconomic Opportunities and Quality of Living

    Authors: Hendrik Tieben, Essy Baniassad, Sujata Govada, Helen Grace
  • Hong Kong Design Institute - A Model of Urban Density and Sustainability
    Authors: Thomas Coldefy
  • Planning and Design for Sustainability - A Case Study of Lam Tin Estate of Hong Kong
    Authors: Rosa SF Lok, Tim MW Li (Top 2 Best Paper)
  • Baseline Carbon Assessment for the Construction Process of Public and
    Private Projects in Hong Kong

    Authors: Bruce WH Chong
  • Energy Cascade in Recent Zero Carbon/ Energy Development
    Authors: Vincent Cheng, Raymond Yau, Leung Wai Ho
  • Market Drivers on the Transformation of Green Buildings in Hong Kong
    Authors: Raymond Yau (Top 2 Best Paper)
  • Formulating Social Indicators of Revitalizing Historic Buildings in Urban Renewal:
    Towards a Research Agenda

    Authors: Edwin HW Chan, Esther HK Yung
  • Design and Operation of a LEED Platinum Rated Bottling Plant in China –
    Swire Coca-Cola Luohe

    Authors: Simon Yip. Samuel Kwong, Jianwei Ou, Scholastica Tsoi

Programme at a Glance

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Thursday 12 September 2013
09:00 - 10:30 Welcome Notes &
Keynote Speeches
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:05 Keynote Speeches
12:05 - 13:20 Lunch
13:20 - 14:40

Breakout Session
3.1 Sustainable Design
3.2 Sustainability in Action
3.3 Urban Design

14:40 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:30

Breakout Session
4.1 Sustainable Design
4.2 Sustainability in Action
4.3 Carbon footprint in Construction
4.4 Case Study

17:00 End of Conference Day 1
18:30 - 19:30 Pre-Dinner Cocktail
19:30 - 21:30 Dinner



Thursday 13 September 2013
09:00 - 10:25 Keynote Speeches             
10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:05 Breakout Session

6.1 Innovative Building Design
6.2 Policies & Regulations
6.3 Urban Design
6.4 Case Study

12:05 End of Conference
14:00 - 18:30 Green Building Tour


International Co-Sponsors
cib iiSBE Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative FIDIC