SHKP and PolyU join forces to advance green building technologies
PolyU has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) to help Hong Kong become a smart, carbon-neutral city.
SHKP x PolyU Building Innovation and Technology Research Projects
SHKP and PolyU will join hands to conduct three research projects to explore ways to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, and increase energy efficiency:
1) Green applications – developing a smart, efficient and flexible energy management system
To turn SHKP’s large-scale integrated complex atop the High Speed Rail West Kowloon Terminus into Hong Kong’s first large-scale smart energy-efficient green complex with power flexibility
Estimated to reduce CO2 emissions in Hong Kong by more than 3.6 million kg every year – the equivalent of planting 160,000 trees
2) Green building materials
To enhance carbon activation technology in cement manufacturing so that CO2 can be injected into concrete more efficiently to reduce CO2 emissions
Estimated to reduce CO2 emissions in Hong Kong by 119 million kg every year - the equivalent of planting five million trees
3) Green construction processes – paperless workflow
To digitalise and enhance the entire construction process
Establish the first blockchain platform in the construction industry, which can also facilitate the HKSAR government’s electronic approval process
SHKP x PolyU Building Homes with Heart Scholarship Programme
Through the launch of the SHKP x PolyU Building Homes with Heart Scholarship Programme, the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation and PolyU will support 56 PolyU students pursuing studies in construction, real estate and engineering-related disciplines. Priority will be given to promising students who are financially disadvantaged.
Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, who witnessed the signings, said: “The application of academic research outcomes will allow the construction industry to increase its use of innovative technologies, which will be of enormous benefit.”
PolyU Acting President Professor Wing-tak Wong expressed his thanks to the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation for its support of PolyU through the scholarship scheme. He added that the collaboration will promote the advancement of new green technologies and nurture a new generation of talents who will create a sustainable future for society.
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