We are committed to providing quality services to the public on the development and upkeep of government-owned buildings and facilities. We also promote green and sustainable architecture to the public for the betterment of the environment. During the year, we received the following recognitions and awards that honored our efforts in promoting sustainable development. We will continue to strive for better performance in the years to come.
The China Architecture Media Awards are presented biennially to outstanding construction projects located in the Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Our project Reprovisioning of Diamond Hill Crematorium was one of the four finalists of Best Architecture Award.
Green Building Award is a biennial industry award jointly organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council. The Award aims to provide recognition to buildings and research projects with outstanding features and contributions in sustainability and environmental protection. It also encourages the industry in wider adoption of sustainable planning, design, construction, management, operation, maintenance, renovation and decommissioning of buildings.
In 2010, three of our projects were received recognitions in the Green Building Award.
Redevelopment of Lo Wu Correctional Institution won the Grand Award under the New Buildings Category - Hong Kong Institutional / Community Project. The project featured the integration of various environmental measures in the building design and also in the construction stage.
Both Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground and Reprovisioning of Diamond Hill Crematorium won the Merit Award under the New Buildings Category - Hong Kong Institutional / Community Project.
HKIA presents HKIA Annual Awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of architectural profession in Hong Kong and overseas.
In 2010, our projects Additional Columbarium at Diamond Hill and Siu Sai Wan Complex won the Merit Award.
Our projects Tung Chung Swimming Pool and Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground were also shortlisted in the HKIA Awards 2010.
Jointly organized by nine professional organizations in Hong Kong, the Quality Building Award is held biennially to give recognition to buildings of meritorious quality that have demonstrated excellent teamwork. The Award aims to promote a collective commitment by the building industry to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and competitiveness.
Our project Reprovisioning of Diamond Hill Crematorium was awarded with Certificate of Merit under the Hong Kong Non-residential Category in QBA 2010. Another project Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground was also shortlisted in the Hong Kong Non-residential Category.
Organized by the Civil Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Award aims to enhance the knowledge sharing among members for the advancement on civil engineering and promote the standing of professional civil engineers in society. The submitted paper requires to cover planning, study, investigation, design, construction or management aspects of a genuine civil engineering project or innovative and relevant research idea on a civil engineering project in Hong Kong, China or worldwide.
Our project Tin Shui Wai Public Library cum Indoor Recreation Centre has won the second runner-up of the Civil Engineering Papers of the Year Awards 2010.
The Environmental Paper Award is organized by the Environmental Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers to recognize engineers' efforts in any environmental research and project in which pollution control and/or energy conservation are fully and properly addressed. The award is intended to encourage widespread emergence of environmentally sound projects.
Two of our landfill projects, Ngau Chi Wan Recreation Ground, Wong Tai Sin and Recreational Facilities on Jordan Valley Former Landfill, Kwun Tong, were awarded with Certificate of Merit in the 2010/11 Environmental Paper Award.
This award is given by UN-HABITAT, the Asia Habitat Association, Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Institute and Asian Institute of Landscape Architecture, to encourage well-planned development of urban landscapes in Asia.
Our landfill project named (Ngau Chi Wan Recreation Ground, Wong Tai Sin) was awarded with a Certificate of Merit in the Asian Urban Landscape Award 2010.
The HKILA Landscape Design Awards is organized by HK Institute of Landscape Architects to promote design excellence in landscaping planning, design and research, and to recognize outstanding achievements in landscape design.
Two of our projects Reprovisioning of Diamond Hill Crematorium and HKSAR's Participation in the World Exposition 2010 Shanghai, China - The Hong Kong Pavilion were honoured with the Silver Medal Landscape Design and the Merit Landscape Design respectively.
The theme of Hong Kong Flower Show 2010 was "Fairy Tales of Flowers". In order to cohere with the theme, our design featured sculptures formed by roof greening techniques with a variety of climbing plants on the feature walls together with foliage and flowers of vivid colour that successfully created a "wonderland" for the public to explore and enjoy. Our landscape design won the Gold Award for Design Excellence under the category of Landscape Display, Displays Section (Local).
Organized by the HKCSS, the Caring Organization Label scheme is to recognize organizations which demonstrate caring spirit to the community, employees and the environment. We are granted with the Caring Organization Label for the second consecutive year to appreciate our efforts in achieving good corporate citizenship in respective areas.
The Manpower Developer Award Scheme is launched by the Employees Retraining Board to acknowledge organizations with outstanding accomplishments in local manpower development. The Scheme is held annually aiming at enhancing the quality of human resources in Hong Kong through the promotion of a corporate culture focusing on manpower training and development among organizations and heightening the awareness of the employers and employees of the importance of on-the-job training and continuous upgrading. During the year, we were awarded with the Manpower Developer Logo to appraise our strong commitments to manpower development in our Department.
HKAEE encourages businesses and organizations to adopt green management and present them with an opportunity to benchmark their commitment towards environmental excellence.
Environmental Labels Scheme
The Environmental Labels Scheme is a voluntary scheme offering recognition to those that have attained a prescribed number of specific goals in different environmental aspects through a continuous self-improvement approach. In 2010, we have participated and received recognition in the Indoor Air Quality Label of the Scheme. IAQwi$e Label to recognize our effort in improving indoor air quality respectively. We were graded with "Class of Good" for IAQwi$e Label in Queensway Government Offices and APB Centre.
Sectoral Awards is an annual competition to recognize organizations which have demonstrated all-round and outstanding environmental performance in designated sectors in terms of Green Leadership, Environmental Performance and Partner Synergy. We were bestowed with the Bronze Award in the sector of "Public Organizations and Utilities" in the 2010 HKAEE Sectoral Awards.
We have adopted several green housekeeping measures to save energy consumption.
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