Chinachem Group and Hong Kong Green Building Council co-organised “Chinachem Sustainability Conference” with focus on Age-friendly

March 29, 2019 - 10:47
Chinachem Group and Hong Kong Green Building Council co-organised “Chinachem Sustainability Conference” with focus on Age-friendly

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 March2019 - Co-organized by Chinachem Group and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the fourth edition of Chinachem SustainabilityConference took place today under the theme "How to Foster Age-FriendlyDevelopments". The conference was officiated by the Guest of Honour, TheSecretary for Development, Mr Michael WONG Wai-lun, JP, and attended by afull-house of 380 industry professionals and experts.

Guest of Honour andConference Hosts officiated the commencement of the Chinachem SustainabilityConference 2019 - (from left to right)Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, Chairman of HongKong Green Building Council; Mr MichaelWONG, Secretary for Development of the Government of HKSAR; Mr Donald CHOI, Chief Executive Officerof Chinachem Group; and Mr WONG Hung-han,Chief Operating Officer of Chinachem Group
Guest of Honour,Conference Hosts together with Speakers & Moderators celebrating for thesuccess of the conference - (from left toright) Ms Queenie MAN, Directorof Corporate Strategy of Culture Homes; DrVivian LOU, Member of The Elderly Commission; Mr LING Kar-kan, Former Director of Planning Department, ViceChairman of Supervisory Board Members of Hong Kong Housing Society, Director ofJockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation and Professor of Practice(Planning) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Ms Amy CHEUNG, Assistant Director/Territorial of PlanningDepartment; Mr Jaffrey AW, Director(Strategic Planning) of Housing & Development Board, Singapore; Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, Chairman of HongKong Green Building Council; Mr Michael WONG,Secretary for Development of the Government of HKSAR; Mr Donald CHOI, Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Chinachem Group; Mr WONGHung-han, Chief Operating Officer of Chinachem Group; Mr James CHAN, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong HousingSociety; Mr Patrick CHUI, Directorof Ronald Lu & Partners; Mr RickyLIU, Principal Architect of Ricky Liu & Associates; Mr Lawrence LUI, Executive Director ofLongevity Design House; and Dr WilliamYU, CEO of World Green Organisation

The honoured guests tooka group photo together with a full-house of 380 conference participants 

MrDonald CHOI Wun-hing, Executive Director and CEO of Chinachem Group, comments, "Chinachem Group hasalways been dedicated to the improvement of our community and environment, withthe aim of transforming Hong Kong into a more liveable city. We believe thatapplying the age-friendly concept to smart community and housing design canredefine our way of living. In order to achieve this goal, Chinachem will incorporate age-friendlydesign features into future development projects and the four major criteria ofthese design features include space planning, barrier-free facilities, buildingheight, and accessibility of community facilities."

The full dayconference brought together high-level professionals and experts fromarchitecture, academia, science, social enterprises, senior care providers, andenvironmental groups to discuss views on building and promoting age-friendlycommunity as well as touch upon best practices of sustainable ageing-communityin daily lives.

Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai,Chairman of HKGBC, says "Transforming our city into an age-friendly sustainableenvironment shall be a collective effort. By working closely with thegovernment and the industry, the Council has been striving diligently for thesustainable development of our built environment. BEAM Plus, the green buildingrating tool certified by the Council, takes into account for barrier-free anduniversal accessibility as core qualities of a green building. We are proud tosee increasing number of green buildings as it is a good indicator of thecity's progress in migrating to a sustainable city. To date over 360 millionsquare feet of buildings' gross floor area have registered under BEAM Plus."

To this end, ChinachemGroup will take the lead in working with HongKong Institute of Urban Design and other organisations to advocate for the establishmentof Hong Kong's first age-friendly building guidelines suitable for privatehousing in the 21st century.

For a full list of speakers and conference rundown, pleaserefer to

About Chinachem Group

Chinachem Group is a leading property developer in Hong Kong,with a real estate pedigree stretching back to the 1960s.  Today, we develop residential, commercial,retail and industrial buildings for sale or lease, as well as hotels foroperation.

The values of integrity, accountability, teamwork,innovation, harmony and win-win drive our operations and ensure that the Group upholdher commitment to bring value to her stakeholders and give back to thecommunities in which Chinachem operates.

Chinachem undertakes a digital transformation--one that fullyharnesses the power of digital technology to rethink every aspect of theorganization.  Riding on this, Chinachemis building upon her rich heritage in forward-thinking manner to forge the nextcentury of success.

About the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

The Hong Kong GreenBuilding Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisationestablished in 2009 and has become a public body under the Prevention ofBribery Ordinance since 2016. The HKGBC's vision is to help save the planet andimprove the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city intoa greener built environment. The Founding Members of the HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), theBusiness Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and theProfessional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead markettransformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducinggreen building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction andmanagement standards for the building profession; and promoting green living tothe people of Hong Kong.