Systems Zero Carbon Building: Policy and Partnership

HKZCP Seminar cum PPR Forum

Time1:30pm – 5:30pm, Thursday 28 April 2016

LocationWang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong

Organised by: Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) of The University of Hong Kong

Co-organised by: Construction Industry Council (CIC), Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) 

(Seminar leaflet download)


The zero carbon building approach has been adopted in many countries as a government strategy for addressing climate change. It is also realised to be important to adopt socio-technical systems in policy making and stakeholder engagement in order to achieve zero carbon of buildings. This event is part of two research projects: Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership funded by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), and Hong Kong Zero Carbon Building Public Policy Research funded by the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the HKSAR Government. The Partnership 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. The Partnership has also attracted support from a wide range of stakeholder groups covering the demand, supply, regulation and institution aspects of buildings. The policy research aims to examine the opportunities, risks and recommendations for establishing a possible zero carbon building policy for Hong Kong. The event will feature renowned international and local speakers to share the state-of-the-art research, practice, policy and partnership for low or zero carbon buildings, and enable a continuous dialogue on our journey towards zero carbon and sustainability.

Event Rundown 

1:30 – 2:00pm Registration
2:00 – 2:10pm Welcome Speech

Ir Prof CK Mak, Vice Chairman, CICID, The University of Hong Kong

2:10 – 2:20pm Opening Speech

Ir Dr Christopher To, Executive Director, Construction Industry Council

2:20 – 2:30pm Photo Session
2:30 – 2:45pm Socio-Technical Systems of Zero Carbon Building: Policy and Partnership

Dr Wei Pan, Associate Director, CICID, The University of Hong Kong

2:45 – 3:15pm The UK’s Policy and Partnership Experience in Reducing Carbon and Energy in Building

Mr Rob Pannell, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Hub, UK

3:15 – 3:35pm Building Energy Policy, Codes and Regulations in Hong Kong 

Ir Frank Chan, Director of EMSD, HKSAR Government 

3:35 – 3:50pm Refreshments
3:50 – 4:20pm The Use of Building Energy Simulations to Study the Energy Performance of Buildings in Hong Kong 

Mr Joe Huang, President, White Box Technologies, California, US

4:20 – 4:40pm APEC Aspiration for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Prof Wei Xu, Director, Institute of Building Environment and Energy, China Academy of Building Research, Beijing, China 

4:40 – 5:00pm Low Carbon Building Beyond Regulations

Ir Cary Chan,  Executive Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council

5:00 – 5:20pm Plenary Session

Mr Pannell, Ir Chan, Mr Huang, Prof Xu, Ir Chan, Dr Pan; moderated by Ir Prof Sam Chan, The University of Hong Kong

5:20 – 5:30pm Closing Remarks

Prof Thomas Ng, Executive Director, CICID, The University of Hong Kong

For enquiry on this event, please contact Ms. Ruby Kwok (, +852 2219 4986) or Dr. Pingying Lin ( of Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.

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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