Design Concept Overview




ZCB is the first Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong. Developed by the Construction Industry Council in collaborating with the Hong Kong Government, it aims to showcase the state-of-the art eco-building design and technologies to the construction industry locally and internationally and to raise community awareness of low carbon living in Hong Kong.

It is the first project completed under the Energizing Kowloon East initiative of the Hong Kong Government. Located at the heart of Kowloon Bay, the upcoming vibrant premier business district in Hong Kong, ZCB is a green oasis in a densely populated urban area.

ZCB has won recognitions and various awards for its innovation and superb environmental performance:

  • National Energy Globe Award
  • BEAM Plus-Interiors -“Platinum” rating for “Eco-home 2014”
  • Platinum rating of BEAM Plus V1.1 for New Building
  • World Architecture News.com - Sustainable Building Awards 2014 - Highly Commended Award
  • Quality Building Award 2014 - Grand Award (new building, non-residential)
  • Chivas 18 Architecture and Design Awards 2014
  • U Green Awards 2013 - 14
    The Best of Eco-life award – Favorite Green Building
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors 2013 International Project of the Year
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2013 by BCI Asia
  • Grand Award Winner of the Innovation Award of the Year of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong Property Awards 2013
  • MIPIM Asia 2013 (Best Innovative Green Building Award – Bronze Award)
  • 2013 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence – Certificate of Merit of Green Innovation Awards
  • Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - Innovation Award 2012/2013 - Champion Award in Construction Category
  • Green Building Award 2012 – New Building Category (Building under Construction) – Hong Kong
  • Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2012 winner

ZCB covers a total area of 14,700 square metres of land, comprising of a 3-storey Zero Carbon Building and a landscape area. It houses the following facilities and components:

  • An indoor exhibition and education area
  • An eco-home
  • An eco-office
  • An eco-café
  • A multi-purpose hall
  • An eco-plaza
  • Outdoor exhibition areas
  • Hong Kong’s first urban native woodland

ZCB reflects careful consideration of the interrelationships between the natural world and the built environment, with a primary goal of minimizing energy use and generating power on site (and even produce more than its own need) from renewable sources. To achieve zero carbon emissions, ZCB adopts an integrated design, based on an energy hierarchy approach and eco-efficiency principles:

  • Energy conservation by design
  • Energy efficiency by green technologies and systems
  • Efficient production of renewable energy
  • Use of low carbon materials for construction

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