- Buildings in Hong Kong use 89 percent of the territory’s electricity, more than double the proportion used globally.
- Buildings in Hong Kong contribute close to 70 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Hong Kong government policy is committed to reduce carbon intensity 50 to 60 percent by 2020 (against a 2005 baseline).
- There is growing awareness of the benefits of energy efficient design and construction.
- Energy efficiency initiatives deliver both environmental benefits and cost savings.
- While new sustainable buildings often attract the most press, it is the 400 million square feet of floor space already constructed in HK that provides the greatest opportunity to improve the city’s emissions.