Hong Kong Can’t Just Build More, We Need to Build Better – The Role of Rating Tools in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure

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Hong Kong Can’t Just Build More, We Need to Build Better – The Role of Rating Tools in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure

Please email yammie@britcham.com for more information

The event will set out the explain how infrastructure rating tools can be used to drive better value for money, and how comparisons can be drawn across different jurisdictions in connection with efficiency and delivering on pledges for sustainable development. Firstly, the scene setting will be provided by expert speakers who will give overviews of merits (or otherwise) of using different rating tools with a focus on better outcomes, thereafter it will be a panel event with audience participation; so if you’ve ever wondered whether there is an equivalent to HK BEAM for roads or airports or railways, now is your chance to find out!


About the speakers

Mark Eisenegger is a Principal Consultant of ERM Hong Kong. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for 8 years having previously been based in London and Brisbane.  Mark will provide insights into the CEEQUAL Sustainability Assessment and Award Scheme; a tool that has been established in the UK for over 14 years, and has been used on various scales of civil engineering projects, including the internationally renowned London 2012 Olympic Park and Crossrail.  Mark was first involved in sustainable infrastructure working in London in the early 2000s, when the Mayor of London required infrastructure projects to have a Sustainable Design & Construction assessment.  Subsequently, Mark has been involved in green buildings, BEAM Plus in HK; and in 2012 was part of a small contingent of people in Hong Kong to receive CEEQUAL Assessor training, and accreditation.  He is one of a select few who have carried out CEEQUAL Assessments on Hong Kong projects.  Mark will provide a rough guide to CEEQUAL, its use in Hong Kong to date, and his thoughts on the value it can bring to Hong Kong’s infrastructure projects.

Kristy Tan is the Environment Manager for the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and is responsible for developing and implementing environmental strategies to meet HKIA’s Greenest Airport Pledge. Prior to joining AAHK, Kristy has worked as a sustainability practitioner, both in-house and as a consultant, within public and private organisations in Hong Kong and Australia. She is an accredited professional under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and is the Council’s first international verifier.
Kristy has extensive experience in applying ISCA’s Australian infrastructure rating tool on large and complex rail projects within government organisations. She was responsible for mandating the use of the tool within major contracts on Australia’s largest public infrastructure project, Sydney Metro North West, and supported contractors to achieve ISCA’s first ‘leading’ (highest level) rating during the project period. Whilst working in Hong Kong, Kristy has also assisted in the development of ISCA’s international tool which was recently launched in September 2017. Kristy will provide an overview of the IS International Tool, her experience in applying it and the associated benefits and challenges.


About the moderator

As Chairman of the Environment and Energy Committee (2007 – 2016), Anne Kerr has assisted in the preparation of submissions to the government on climate change, air and water quality objectives, sustainable development, the CE's policy addresses and participated in the debates on a wide range of topics of interest to Committee Members and the Community at large. She took up the Vice Chair role on the General Committee in 2016 and has continued to support various Committees including Environment and Energy Committee. In recognition of the cross-cutting nature of the smart cities agenda which is being promulgated by HK Government, Anne established the Smart City Forum which draws its membership from across the Chamber with the express intent of sharing information, informing, showing leadership and providing direction in this diverse and fast growing sector of interest, too both the public and private sectors. Her Chamber priorities for 2017/18 include focused lobbying of government in terms of ensuring an integrated approach is adopted for development initiatives and particularly those around the Smart City Agenda, as well as recognition and action on climate change and energy and water resource issues. As Global Head of Cities at Mott MacDonald Anne has access and engages with city leaders and officials in many parts of the globe and she works as an informal “ambassador” for Hong Kong’s achievements as well as bringing examples of best practice back to Hong Kong.


Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 470.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email yammie@britcham.com
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Can’t Just Build More, We Need to Build Better – The Role of Rating Tools in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure

Tue, November 21, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Mark Eisenegger, Principal Consultant, ERM Hong Kong


Kristy Tan, Environment Manager, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) 


Moderated by: Anne Kerr, Global Head of Cities, Mott MacDonald

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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