Global Push for Net Zero Carbon is Causing a Change in Focus

Supported by the Construction Industry Group and Environment Energy Committee



Dr Annie Marston, Associate, Building Physics, Hydrock

David Jarratt, Architectural Director, Ryder Architecture



Emma Harvey, Group Sustainability Manager, Gammon Construction  


Global Push for Net Zero Carbon is Causing a Change in Focus
Hong Kong is an international investment hub for the property industry, not only attracting multinational companies which many have elevated Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance requirements as tenants, but also as investors. Many of these ESG requirements address the Climate Emergency and are beginning to contribute a significant role in property valuation in the determination between attractive investment opportunities and the less attractive or those which have the potential to be stranded.

Join us for a presentation and Q&A session led by Okana, to discuss how we identify irrelevant and redundant assets with some international trends and demonstrate how we measure and monitor our existing building stock, including what we can we do immediately as energy performance becomes a key performance indicator for potential tenants and buyers and enables portfolio owners to avoid the creation of stranded assets.


About the speakers

Annie is an international industry leading expert in building simulation and energy modelling helping clients find the most effective ways to optimise energy use in existing real estate.


David is a global sustainability leader. He has a passion for integrated design that is truly sustainable and will lead to regenerative and positive impacts.


About the moderator:

Emma is Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon Construction Limited. She joined Gammon in 2015 and is responsible for advising on project-specific environmental issues as well as driving sustainability initiatives across Gammon. Her current focus is on implementation of their Responsible Growth – 25 by 25 sustainability strategy. Emma has 25 years' professional experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City. Her background covers environmental consulting, multi-disciplinary project management, value and construction risk management facilitation, business development, sustainable urban planning, tourism planning and green buildings. Emma is a member of the Business Environment Council’s Climate Change Business Forum, the Executive Committee of the HK Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment, and the HK Green Building Council’s Sustainable Development Committee.


About Okana

Okana is an international collaboration between Hydrock and Ryder Architecture.

Okana Global was born of a belief that the construction industry is in desperate need of pioneering transformation. More of the same will not successfully address building safety and the evolving challenges of environmental and social change. The origins of Okana date back to 2009 when colleagues from Australia and the UK first collaborated on design and digital engineering projects. Today we are a powerhouse of over 1,100 likeminded people with a global turnover of over US$100m.



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2/17/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
China Standard Time
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