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Hong Kong Green Building Week 2016 Launching Ceremony Strengthens Community Engagement With Online Power

Promoting Sustainable Built Environment With Five Programmes Supported by Over 100 Organisations

/ -- HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/16 -- The Hong Kong Green Building Week (HKGBW) has established itself as a well-received campaign since its launch in 2013. This year, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) again co-organise the campaign to boost public awareness of the development of green buildings and green lifestyle. The Launching Ceremony of HKGBW 2016 would be held at Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui on 31 August. The Launching Ceremony would be officiated by Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Sr CHAN Ka-kui, BBS, JP, Chairman of the CIC, and Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC.

The fourth edition of the campaign saw the continuous support from the Environment Bureau and participation from a number of NGOs, social enterprises, corporations and organisations, with a series of exciting events taking place from 31 August to 17 September. The five major programmes of HKGBW 2016 are: Video Idea Contest, Mini LegCo and Youth Forum, Biz-Green Dress Day, Green Building Ideas Pitch and an online campaign with a series of games and green living messages. Among them, Video Idea Contest is a brand-new programme that aims to gather creative ideas from the new generation on how to live the spirit of green building. The winners would be awarded during the Launching Ceremony.

You are cordially invited to the Launching Ceremony with the details as follows:

Date:               31 August 2016 (Wed)                    [Welcome to make appointment for interview]Media registration: 2:00 pmTime:               2:30 pmVenue:              Ocean Terminal Main Concourse 2/F, Harbour City, Tsim                    Sha Tsui, KowloonOfficiating Guests:  Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the                     Environment,                     Sr CHAN Ka-kui, BBS, JP, Chairman of theConstruction                     Industry Council                     Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the Hong Kong Green                     Building CouncilGuests               YouTubers:                     HayHay, Smiling Boris, Ah SingContent:             Launching Ceremony of HKGBW 2016                     Video Idea Contest Award Presentation

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Appendix: Hong Kong Green Building Week 2016 Programmes

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Programmes            Timeframe             Details----------------------------------------------------------------------------Video Idea Contest    Video Idea Contest    Every year, the HKGBW produces a                      April -- May Launch   TV promotional video to raise                      of promotional video  the awareness of local green                      and radio clips       building development and green                      Starting mid-August   lifestyle. Partnered with                                            internet celebrities this year,                                            the Video Idea Contest gathered                                            creative ideas from the public.                                            The winning idea has been                                            adopted in the HKGBW 2016 video                                            and radio clips, which have been                                            broadcast through mass media                                            channels and Youtube starting                                            from mid-August.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Mini LegCo and Youth  10 September          Now in its fourth edition, Mini Forum                                      LegCo and Youth Forum targets                                            all secondary school students in                                            Hong Kong. The participating                                            students honed their team                                            spirit, public speaking skills                                            and knowledge in green building                                            during the workshops in the                                            summer vacation. On 10                                            September, the students will                                            gather at the LegCo Complex and                                            play the roles of LegCo                                            President, LegCo Members and                                            Government Officials at a mock                                            LegCo motion debate about a                                            sustainability issue. This will                                            be followed by a "Dialogue with                                            the Secretary" session in which                                            the students will meet Mr WONG                                            Kam-sing, Secretary for the                                            Environment, for further                                            interaction.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Biz-Green Dress Day   14 September          Biz-Green Dress Day encourages                                            office workers to dress lighter                                            and turn the thermostat up to                                            save energy in office buildings.                                            On that day, the HKGBW mascot GB                                            Buddy and Big Waster will show                                            up at Taikoo Place and Causeway                                            Bay to promote the Biz-Green                                            concept.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Green Building Ideas  17 September          Entering its third edition, the Pitch - Pitching                           programme has attracted a number Event                                      of good ideas to build a greener                                            Hong Kong. This two-month                                            business incubation programme                                            invited green building                                            professionals, entrepreneurs and                                            social enterprise thought                                            leaders to guide the                                            participants throughout the                                            programme, helping them develop                                            business acumen, unleash their                                            creativity and formulate                                            feasible green business plans.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Online campaign:      July to September     In this summer, HKGBW 2016 is games and promotion                        launching a series of                                            interesting green living                                            messages and two online games to                                            promote the green building                                            concept among the public and                                            community.----------------------------------------------------------------------------

To learn more about HKGBW 2016, please visit:
Website of HKGBW 2016:
Facebook page of HKGBC:

HKGBW 2016 is fully funded by the CIC.

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