The World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong) closed successfully on Jun 7, 2017. The three-day conference was attended by a total of 1,800 green building advocates, public sector leaders, academics, and industry practitioners from 57 countries and regions.With the theme of “Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action,”it included Keynote Speeches from globally respected thought leaders,as well as over 100 sessions where delegates engaged into deep-dived discussion based on academic research, business case studies, industry best practice, and government perspectives being shared.
Dr Edison Zhang, Director of SRT Design Group delivered a keynote presentation on “A Human-Oriented Study of The Assessment Method for Sustainable Urban District in China - Comparison of LEED Neighbourhood Development, BREEAM Community, CASBEE-Cities and DGNB Urban Districts”at the conference.
The new issue of the SRT MAG has been published. Interested parties can obtain the magazines in our website to view or download the magazine.
The content of the SRT MAG March 2017 issue is comprehensive and diversified, comprising the “Comparative Analysis of International WELL Building Standard”, “Therapeutic Value Study of Landscape and Environmental Design for Hospitals Based on the Investigation and Analysis of Patient Behavior” and Our project sharing – “Macau’s first GBL 3 star building — Existing building upgrade: Macau’s Science Center” etc.
The 13th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo closed successfully on Mar 22, 2017.
SRT Design Group directors, Mr Edward Shen, Ms Irene Lai and Dr Edison Zhang, together with our engineers Mr. John Wang, Ms. April Hao and Ms Winnie Hu attended the conference.
At this year’s, SRT Design Group’s exhibition booth, we show-cased our green building projects to our visitor by a virtual reality (VR) walk-through experience. Our directors also gave talks at the conference sharing our experience on “Integrated Design Strategy for Sustainable Neighborhood Development in High Density City”. To create more interest and awareness in attaining a green environment, we gave out "GROW GREEN - Portulaca seeds" to our visitors.
As our 5 minutes shower showers sandglass timer we gave out at last year’s exhibition, our Portulaca seeds attracted a continuous stream of visitors to our exhibition booth.
We look forward tremendously to meet you all next year, before then, you can follow our (WeChat id: SRT-design) for our news and information sharing.
WACA was set up in 2004, hence with a 13 years history to date. WACA is chartered to promote the art of architecture and its education and to connect with international architects of Chinese ancestry, with a view to promote architectural work by Chinese architects. WACA’s current membership covers more than 10 countries.
The WACA’s fifth council since establishment took office on Jan 1, 2017 and Mr. Edward Shen, also past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, took up the chairmanship for a term of three years from 2017 to 2019. The new council will endeavor to not only pursue academic and professional exchanges as the previous councils did, but will also set two new objectives. First objective is to participate in voluntary charity work for poorer parts of China and other regions, with the aim to help on improving existing and necessary facilities to improve the livelihood of the local inhabitants. Second objective takes on the task to approach and liaise with as many architectural institutes (or Institutions of similar function) located in the 65 countries and regions of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ policy road map as feasible, with the view to set up an exchange network for culture and architectural practice as well as a platform to promote architectural excellence by architects of Chinese ancestry.
At the "Symposium of High-density, Green Buildings and Ph.D Forum for Ecological Development" held at the School of Architecture of the College of Architecture and Planning, Tongji University on 20 to 22 January, 2017, Miss Sunnie S.Y. Lau, Design Director of Architecture of SRT Design Group delivered a keynote presentation on her design philosophy and corporate vision.
Miss Lau shared her critique of those problematic situations occurring in many high-density Chinese cities as a result of high-speed development. Learning from the case of the Xixiang planning competition--the transformtation of a township at a first-tier city--Shenzhen), she analyzed the phenomenon of urbanization and suggested that urbanization is at a challenging turning point for China - especially when many first-tier cities reached the state of urban regeneration, coupled by the emergence of new, third-tier cities who tried to repeat the same errors that their predecessors have done. Her study suggests that, as a urban planner, one demands to consider and incorporate refined, people-oriented urban design elements. One must strive to focus on the strategic sustainable development of the Chinese cities and towns.
The Macau Science Center embarked on green building upgrade in 2015, and successfully obtained China 3-star green building label in April, 2016.
As the green building consultant of Macau Science Center, GB Tech Consulting Ltd of SRT Design Group put forward integrated green building design strategies based on site investigation information and measurements of outdoor noise level, indoor air quality, indoor lighting and fixtures performance, indoor Illumination quality and air conditioning equipment efficiency and operations. The proposal strategies were further supported by simulation on site wind environment, indoor daylight factor and energy consumption modeling, with the objective the following green innovative initiatives and to meet 3-star green building design requirements.
On 10 Jan 2017, U.K.'s Building Research Establishment (BRE) held the BREEAM Assessor & AP Forum at Ritz-Carton Shenzhen, China. Mr Edward Shen and Dr Edison Zhang, directors of SRT Design Group, were honored to be invited by Mr Jaya Skandamoorthy, the president of BRE China, to attend the forum.
This project is located on the south side of No.1 Excellent Building in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone. After the first-round of pre-qualification and technical review process, GB Tech was successfully shortlisted with five other candidates allowing us the opportunity to compete with some of the biggest firms in the business. It was even more astounding that we finally won the bid after the second round vetting, making GB Tech the official LEED and the national Three Star label consultant of the project.
This is our first time cooperation with Qianhai Holding Group and GMP, an internationally renowned architectural firm. It is also our first project in Qianhai.
Through the cooperation with the architects and the project team, we hope to integrate green building technologies and strategies into the architectural design and spatial design to attain a truly green office and for people who work in the building, a truly green lifestyle and work environment.