Public and Stakeholder Engagement for Building towards Zero Carbon

Time4:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday 16 October 2015

LocationRoom 223, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

Organised by: Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) of The University of Hong Kong, Construction Industry Council (CIC), Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) 

(Workshop leaflet download)


The zero carbon building approach has been adopted in many countries and regions as a government strategy for addressing climate change. However, how stakeholders can work in partnership for delivering zero carbon buildings remains a socio-technical challenge. The Construction Industry Council has funded a research project led by The University of Hong Kong to establish a Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership for enhancing public and stakeholder engagement. This project aims to help position Hong Kong as a world-class knowledge-based, innovation-driven and multi-stakeholder-engaged hub for zero carbon building in urban environments. In this research zero carbon buildings are interpreted as complex socio-technical systems that embrace low or zero carbon products, innovative processes and multiple stakeholders. A portal is being developed with real-time measurement and monitoring of Hong Kong’s public and stakeholders’ understanding, attitude and ehavior regarding zero carbon building. This event will feature renowned international and local speakers to share the state of the art of zero carbon buildings and the role of public and stakeholder engagement.

Event Rundown 

4:00 – 4:10pm Registration
4:10 – 4:15 Opening SpeechIr Prof Conrad Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong Green Building Council 
4:15 – 4:25 Introduction to The Hong Kong Zero Carbon PartnershipDr Wei Pan, Associate Director, CICID, The University of Hong Kong
4:25 – 4:55 Interfacing the “Virtual” and the “Real” in Product and Process Modeling of Whole Building Energy PerformanceProf Khee Poh Lam, Carnegie Mellon University, US
4:55 – 5:25 Policies and Industry Engagement for Zero Carbon and Low Energy Buildings: UK ExperienceMr Rob Pannell, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Hub, UK 
5:25 – 5:45 Integrated Approach to Building Carbon Emissions Reductions in Hong KongMr. M.K. Leung, Director, Ronald Lu & Partners, Hong Kong
5:45 – 6:00pm Plenary Session and Closing Remarks 

Dress code: smart casual.


Registration of Workshop

Attending this workshop is FREE, but advanced online registration is required on the first-come first-served basis via

where further information is also available. For enquiry on this workshop, please contact Ms. Ruby Kwok (, +852 2219 4986) or Dr. Pingying Lin ( of Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.


Deadline of registration: 12 October 2015.


Joining Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership

Should you be interested to join the Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership, please visit, or contact Dr. Wei Pan of Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong at, +852 2859 2671.



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