[Video Recording Recap]
Speaker: Mr. Stephen K M LEUNG, JP
Date: 23 August 2022 (Tue)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CPD hours: 1.5 hours
The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) undertakes a wide range of green initiatives in support of sustainable development in public housing developments. Among them, HKHA has developed an in-house design verification tool known as Carbon Emission Estimation (CEE) and has been adopting it in all public housing development projects since 2011. This tool uses a Life Cycle Assessment framework to estimate the Greenhouse Gas emissions in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) of a public housing block over its expected life cycle of 100 years from construction to demolition, i.e. from cradle to grave. CEE covers six key aspects, namely Material used during construction, Material used for structure, Energy use during a life-cycle of 100 years, Demolition and off-sets from Renewable Energy and Tree planting. It facilitates benchmarking of emission level in all new public housing projects, setting of achievable goals for improvements as well as targets towards carbon neutrality.
Mr. Stephen K M LEUNG, JP
Deputy Director (Development and Construction), Housing Department
Mr. Stephen LEUNG is an architect by profession. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in both the private and public sectors.
In his position as Deputy Director of Housing, he leads a multi-disciplinary team for the implementation of public housing developments in Hong Kong, covering a wide spectrum of tasks on projects from feasibility, planning, design to construction stages as well as on development and procurement central functions and establishing operational policies and strategies for sustainable development, embracing HKHA’s core values being Caring, Customer-focused, Committed and Creative. He has been steering and overseeing the development and application of information technology including but not limited to Building Information Modeling (BIM), Geographic Information System (GIS), as well as construction technology to enhance the business practices of the Development and Construction Division of the Housing Department.