Hong Kong Green Building Council
U.S. green building & design firms interested in marketing products/services in Hong Kong are encouraged to list in Eco-Product Directory.
The U.S. Commercial Service in Hong Kong recently met with senior management of the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). HKGBC has a strong network with around 140 institutional members and over 3,700 associate members in Hong Kong that ranges from major developers, top contractors, leading consultants and building management companies.
One key outcome of the meeting was the announcement by HKGBC that it is creating an Eco-Product Directory, a platform that will enable the Hong Kong construction industry and associated companies to incorporate green solutions to their procurement processes. The platform is set to launch in the fall of 2021. U.S. firms interested in marketing their products and services in Hong Kong are encouraged to list in the directory. According to the HKGBC, the directory will not only be useful in promoting U.S. solutions in Hong Kong, but will also be utilized broadly in southern China as most HKGBC members are active in the region. To qualify, materials and products need to be certified. Details of the required certifications can be viewed on the HKGBC website. HKGBC also touted their “Existing Buildings Retro-Commissioning” initiative, which is a process to improve the efficiency of an existing building’s equipment and systems. U.S. companies with expertise in retro-commissioning can contact the U.S. Commercial Service Hong Kong for information about engaging with HKGBC on this initiative.
The HKCBC maintains an extensive series of training and event programs through out the year. These range from forums such as Green Museums and the Paris Agreement and Advancing Net Zero Webinar Series are designed to connect professionals from around the globe to exchange ideas and generate innovative solutions. Of particular note for American companies, the Advancing Net Zero International Conference 2021 is tentatively scheduled to be held virtually end of November, with the theme of “Advancing Net Zero in high Density Compact cities for Sustainability”. U.S. companies interested in participating events, which are mostly free of charge, can view the events and training calendar here.
To find out more about HKGBC, list in their forthcoming Eco-Product Directory, and learn how the U.S. Commercial Service can facilitate the growth of your business in Hong Kong, please email Kitty Leung, Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service office in Hong Kong at Kitty.Leung@trade.gov. You can also visit our website at www.trade.gov/hong-kong