International Seminar: Technology and Innovation for Zero Carbon Building

Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Wednesday 14 December 2016

LocationWang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong (map)

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)

(Speakers’ Bio)

Registration Link


The zero carbon building approach has been adopted in many countries as a government strategy for addressing climate change. Technology and innovation are crucial to the delivery of zero carbon buildings, and addressing the challenges requires the socio-technical systems approach to be embedded in all stages of buildings’ life cycle including planning, design, procurement, construction and facility management. This event is organised under the Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership funded by the Construction Industry Council (CIC). The Partnership 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 attracted support from a wide range of stakeholder groups covering the demand, supply, regulation and institution aspects of buildings. The event will feature renowned international and local speakers to share the state-of-the-art technology and innovation 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 – 2:05pm Welcome Speech
Dr Wei Pan, Project Director, Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership
2:05 – 2:15pm Opening Speech
Ms Christine Loh, Under Secretary for Environment, HKSAR Government
2:15 – 2:25pm Photo Session
Moderated by Ir Prof CK Mak, Vice Chairman, CICID
2:25 – 2:50pm Delivering Zero Carbon Buildings: The Case in the UK   
Prof Phillip Jones, Chair in Architectural Science, Cardiff University, UK
2:50 – 3:15pm Achieving Low or Zero Carbon Buildings: The Case in Australia
Prof Deo Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Low Carbon Living CRC, Australia
3:15 – 3:40pm Subtropical High-density Zero Energy Buildings in Singapore
Dr Chun-ping Gao, Director of Green Building Innovation Cluster, Building and Construction Authority, Singapore
3:40 – 4:00pm Refreshments
4:00 – 4:25pm Integration of End-user Needs in Net-Zero Energy Buildings
Prof Chimay Anumba, Dean of College of Design, Construction & Planning, University of Florida, US
4:25 – 4:45pm Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Automated Technology
Dr Thomas Linner, Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Technical University Munich, Germany
4:45 – 5:05pm Design and Operation of Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong
Mr Justin Li, Zero Carbon Building, Construction Industry Council, HKSAR
5:05 – 5:25pm Plenary Session
Prof Jones, Prof Prasad, Dr Gao, Prof Anumba and Dr Linner; moderated by Ir Prof Sam Chan, The University of Hong Kong
5:25 – 5:30pm Closing Remarks
Prof Thomas Ng, Executive Director, CICID, The University of Hong Kong

Participation in this event is FREE of charge, but advanced registration is required:

Information on the seminar series of the Partnership is available at and  For enquiry on this event, please contact Ms. Ruby Kwok (, +852 2219 4986) or Ms Mi Pan ( 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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