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[Video Recording Recap] CPD Seminar - Achieving Net-zero: From Using CIC Carbon Assessment Tool to Adopting Low-carbon Options

[Video Recording Recap]

Speakers: Mr. Desmond LEE, Mr. Eddie TSE, Mr. Eddy TSANG, Ms. Margaret HO
Date: 22 September 2022 (Thu)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Delivery: Zoom
CPD hours: 1.5 hours

To facilitate the local industry to decarbonise the built environment, the CIC launches the CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT), an open assessment platform for industry players to evaluate the carbon performance of buildings and infrastructure. Through the provision of a convenient and common carbon evaluation tool, the CIC CAT aims to encourage measurement and target-setting of carbon performance, and the adoption of low-carbon options in projects from design to construction stage.
Currently, the CAT covers 80% of the overall embodied carbon of construction materials in Hong Kong. It evaluates the carbon emissions of construction materials from cradle to site. Combining the site emissions, the CAT measures emissions of A1-A5 stage of the building life cycle.
In the webinar, guest speakers will give a detailed introduction of the CAT including its potential benefits, applications of low-carbon materials and design in projects.

Mr. Desmond LEE
Principal Sustainable Design Engineer
Desmond joined Cundall in 2015. He is passionate in seeking environmental friendly solutions and design strategies. He believes “sustainable”, “comfort”, and “cost effective” design can be truly achieved by applying total development sustainability principles at the early design stage.
Desmond has an educational background in Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainable Architectural Design. He has over eleven years of working experience in Sustainability Building Design. He is skilled in building energy simulation study, energy audit and energy saving solution.
He is a qualified BEAM Professional and WELL AP with strong solid management skills and has assisted several projects to be shortlisted or awarded under Green Building Award or Quality Building Award.
Desmond is passionate in low carbon design and carbon reduction solutions in new and existing buildings, as well as helping business to investigate carbon reduction potential and strategies.
The combination of computational skills with his experience and understanding of sustainable design strategies enables him to evaluate and deliver sustainable solutions in a practical and cost-effective manner.
Currently Desmond is one of the sustainability team leaders of Hong Kong Office and is active member in green building industry

Mr. Eddie TSE
Senior Sustainability Manager
Gammon Construction Limited
Eddie joined Gammon Construction Limited in March 2000 specialising in sediment and land contamination assessment and remediation process design and operation, carbon/energy management, solar PV projects and waste/asbestos management. He has more than 25 years experience in coordinating and implementing Environmental Monitoring and Audit, noise assessment and design of environmental mitigation.
Eddie has been involved in a number of infrastructure projects such as road and drainage, site formation and land decontamination, railway, power plant emission control facility, tunnel and rock cavern, Government headquarter and airport concourse. He also provides technical support to concrete supply, plant and equipment, steel fabrication, planning and estimating, procurement and commercial departments. Eddie is the vice chairman of Environment Committee, Hong Kong Construction Association and steering committee member of Circular Economy Advisory Group of Business Environment Council. He is appointed as a construction advisor in development of Construction Industry Council Carbon Assessment Tool and Sustainable Finance Certification scheme.  He is also appointed by Environment Bureau and Hong Kong Green Building Council to be a member of Working Group for the Review of the Air Quality Objectives (2030) and a co-opted member of Infrastructure Rating System Committee as well as Climate Change Framework for Building & Construction Expert Group under Sustainable Development Committee respectively.
Professional Qualifications:

Eddie graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and has a Master of Science (Major in Environmental Engineering) degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals
  • Certified Carbon Auditor (Cement/Steel/Concrete) under the CIC Green Product Certification Scheme
  • Certified Energy Manager/Carbon Audit Professional of US Association of Energy Engineer
  • Qualified Project Assessor of CEEQUAL (UK BRE) – a sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and works in public spaces
  • CIC Sustainable Finance Certification Scheme Assessor and Trainer
  • Certified ESG Analyst CESGA®, The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies

Mr. Eddy TSANG
Chief Executive Officer
Cheung Kong Infrastructure Materials Division/Green Island Cement Group

Chief Executive Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Materials Division and Green Island Cement Group.  He is also an Executive Director of Green Island Cement Company Limited, Green Island International (BVI) Limited, Green Island Environmental Limited and Anderson Asia (Holdings) Limited.  He joined the CK Group in January 2005.  He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Governance Institute, and is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Construction Materials Association Limited, a fellow member of Institute of Quarrying, and a committee member on Committee on Construction Business Development of Construction Industry Council.

Ms. Margaret HO
Manager, Industry Development, Environment & Sustainability
Construction Industry Council