Matters Lecture series

Green Buildings & Sustainable Built Environment for Everyone, Everywhere:

Smart and Healthy within the 1.5 Degrees

Buildings are responsible for a massive share of global carbon emissions, energy consumption, and global material use. Beginning from construction and throughout the lifespan of the building, it can be a big polluter and have serious impacts on the environment. However, the global population is growing every day, which only means that more and more buildings will continue to be constructed.

In the face of climate change and air pollution, many turn to green and sustainable buildings to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings, in hopes that this will help us meet the global goal of net zero emissions.

In this lecture, Prof. Ada Fung talks about the green building movement in the world, how it is working toward advancing net zero, and the health and wellbeing aspects of buildings. She also brings it closer to home by sharing some examples of public housing in Hong Kong, and how they are planned for liveability and sustainability.

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Meet the Speaker

Ar Prof Ada YS FUNG


Prof. Ada Fung, Former Deputy Director of Housing, HKSAR, has devoted herself to education after retiring from public service. She is now an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Distinguished Faculty of Architecture Fellow of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

She is also Past Chairperson of the 
Architects Registration Board (2011-2012), Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2013 & 2014), Former Director of the Hong Kong Green Building Council (2014-2019), and Former Director and Board Secretary of the World Green Building Council (2018-2020).

Her current affiliations are as below:
President, Lighthouse Club (HK)
President, Temporary Works Forum
President, Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Associations
Chairperson, Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART International
Chairperson, Committee on BIM, Construction Industry Council
Director, Logistics and Supply Chain Multi-Tech R&D Centre
Member, HKSAR Advisory Council on the Environment
Member, HKSAR Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee
Member, HKSAR Panel of Advisors for Land Sharing Pilot Scheme
Member, Sustainable Development Committee, Hong Kong Green Building Council