SEARCH

Hong Kong office awarded top green rating

by Sophie Cullen on Sep 1, 2015 in Lifestyle
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

Conservation International Hong Kong’s (CIHK) office has recently been awarded the top rating from the Hong Kong Green Building Council

Located in Windsor House, Causeway Bay, the office is the first office in Hong Kong to receive the BEAM Plus Interiors certification, achieving platinum – the highest level. While the firm’s work concentrates on nature conservation campaigns and projects, they are equally as committed to minimising their own environmental footprint.

CIHK - BEAM Plus Platinum Office (5)

Managing director of CIHK Jude Wu was the driving force behind the initiative saying, “When we committed to opening an office in Hong Kong, we wanted to support the vibrant local green building movement and ‘walk the talk’.” With features such as eco-friendly glass wall partitioning, the office can easily be moved to a new location in the future, reducing costs in the long run. 100% of the office furniture used in the design is second-hand, freeing up funds to invest in other green features such as real time energy monitoring displays.

CIHK - BEAM Plus Platinum Office (3)

While naturally rich in daylight, all artificial lighting uses low energy and long-life LED bulbs, and motion sensors detect when someone has left the room. Eco-friendly paint and adhesives have been used throughout, earning the office an Indoor Air Quality Certificate Award. Interior designer on the project, Kelvin Hah said, “Green isn’t a luxury. It’s simply a matter of careful, creative, intelligent design and prioritising trade-offs.”

CIHK - BEAM Plus Platinum Office (4)

 

, , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • IMG_0526

    FOAID


    India's Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing (FOAID) has entered its 5th year

    Posted on Dec 4, 2018
    View
  • Fine_test3

    Plans for the future


    Hong Kong architectural designer Barrie Ho reflects on 20 years of pushing the boundaries – and looks to the next 20

    Posted on Dec 4, 2018
    View
  • MahaNakhon by Buro Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS_13 Photo by Wison Tungthunya

    Pixels


    Büro Ole Scheeren’s MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok, Thailand's tallest building finally marks its completion

    Posted on Nov 26, 2018
    View
  • 17_BIG_DONG_Dortheavej_Image20by20Rasmus20Hjortshoj

    Homes for all


    Bjarke Ingels Group has designed and completed a social-housing project, Dortheavej in Copenhagen

    Posted on Nov 26, 2018
    View
Top