To continually improve our sustainability performances, we have established different objectives and targets to ensure we are on the right track. In 2012, we achieved most of our environmental, project quality and social targets. Details of our achievements in 2012 and the targets for 2013 are tabulated below.

On Environmental Issues

Long Term Objectives Targets for 2012 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2013
Reduce water consumption All water taps in new projects shall be Grade 2 or above under the Voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) of WSD unless there are genuine operational or technical needs for not doing so (such as water taps for cleansing clinical and laboratory use) All water taps in the 11 new projects are Grade 2 or above under WELS of WSD except due to genuine operational or technical needs Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
In not less than 80% of new projects, either rainwater/ condensate water/ grey water recycling system should be installed 92.9% (13 out of 14) of projects complied with the target Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Reduce energy consumption To achieve OTTV standard of less than 23 W/m2 for 100% of all new projects with air conditioning installations, and 70% of these projects to achieve an even lower OTTV of not more than 18 W/m2 100% (5 out of 5 projects) of all new projects with air conditioning achieved with OTTV less than 23 W/m2, and 80% (4 out of 5 projects) of projects achieved OTTV less than 18 W/m2 Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Improve visual and air quality of our city All new projects shall provide the percentage of site coverage of greenery as specified below unless there are genuine operational or technical needs for not doing so:
a) For project with site area ≥ 1,000m2 but less than 20,000m2 - minimum 20% site coverage of greenery (with minimum 10% coverage at pedestrian zone);
b) For project with site area ≥ 20,000m2 - minimum 30% site coverage of greenery (with minimum 15% coverage at pedestrian zone);
c) Features that may improve the micro-climate such as water features, grass paver, vertical greening and landscape-treated slopes/ retaining structures are also accepted for computing not more than 30% of the total required greenery areas
100% (6 out of 6 projects) of new projects where site area is ≥ 1,000m2 but less than 20,000m2 have achieved over 20% site coverage of greenery. Apart from the above, one project (18NB - Re-construction of Coffin Burial Ground at Wo Hop Shek Cemetery) has been exempted from providing the minimum percentage of greenery coverage Complied All new projects with Technical Feasibility Statement (TFS) approved before 18/6/2012 shall provide minimum percentage of site coverage of greenery according to the site area unless there are genuine operational or technical needs for not doing so.
Promote a healthy and sustainable development 55% of the new in-house and outsourced projects with Capital Project Estimate (CPE)/ Approved Project Estimate (APE) greater than $30 millions shall use pulverised-fly ash (PFA) concrete 71.4% (5 out of 7) of the new projects have used PFA concrete Complied 60% of the new in-house and outsourced projects with CPE/ APE greater than $30 millions shall use PFA concrete
Improve green housekeeping management To reduce A4 paper consumption by 7.5% as compared with the base year 2005 Actual consumption of A4 paper in 2012 was 18,330 reams. With data normalised, there were 36.4% and 11.1% saving when compared with 2005 and 2011 respectively Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
To reduce electricity consumption (kWh/m2) (exclude A/C system) by 4% at QGO as compared with the base year 2007 Actual electricity consumption in 2012 was 1,104,181 kWh. With data normalised [1], the consumption was 1,044,206 kWh. There was 16.8% and 2.3% saving when compared with 2007 and 2011 respectively Complied To reduce electricity consumption (exclude A/C system) by 5% at QGO as compared with the base year 2007
To reduce electricity consumption (kWh/m2) by 4% at APB Centre as compared with the base year 2007 Actual electricity consumption in 2012 was 2,618,723 kWh. With data normalised [1], the consumption was 1,881,352 kWh. There were 17.2% and 8.6% saving when compared with 2007 and 2011 respectively Complied To reduce electricity consumption by 5% at APB Centre as compared with the base year 2007
[1] The electricity consumption was normalised with the consideration of number of server rooms and number of staff.

On Project Quality Issues

Long Term Objectives Targets for 2012 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2013
Improve the quality of our services and project delivery To monitor the expenditure on Capital Works Programme (CWP) projects within ArchSD's purview against the original estimates, ensuring that the under-spending does not exceed 5% of the corresponding provisions in the Printed Estimates Original Estimate was $12,174.5 millions. As at 31/12/2012, the outturn forecast is $11,879.8 millions, which represents an under-spending of $294.7 millions (2.4%) when compared to the Original Estimate Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
100% of the surveyed projects to achieve Satisfied Level or above on the overall performance in Client Satisfaction Survey 100% (27 out of 27 projects) of the surveyed projects have achieved Satisfied Level or above on the overall performance Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
To prepare not less than 2 nos. of Equipment Schedule / Proforma Specification for building services installations "Proforma Particular Specification for Plumbing and Drainage Installation" and "Revision of Proforma Particular Specification for Rainwater Recycling Installation" were prepared accordingly Complied To update and review not less than 2 nos. of Equipment Schedule / Proforma Specification for building service installations.
To commence not less than 90% of new Public Works Programme (PWP) projects scheduled in 2012 in accordance with the commencement dates committed in the 2011 Resource Allocation Exercise (RAE) 78.6% (11 out of 14) of new projects commenced works in 2012 Not complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013

On Social Issues

Long Term Objectives Targets for 2012 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2013
Minimising accident rate for ArchSD staff Accident rate for ArchSD staff should be not more than 2 occupational injuries per 1,000 staff per year There were 4 reportable accidents of ArchSD staff in 2012, equivalent to an accident rate of 2.23 reportable accidents per 1,000 staff per year.
As 2 of the 4 reportable accidents of ArchSD staff relate to manual lifting, the following actions have been taken:
- An e-mail on "OHS information Manual Handling Operation" was issued to all colleagues to promote the good practices on manual handling
- 40 colleagues have attended training on manual handling
Not complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Minimising the accident rate in ArchSD contracts Accident rate in ArchSD contracts should be less than 0.6 reportable accident per 100,000 man-hours worked 0.32 reportable accidents per 100,000 man-hours worked Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Maintaining safety and health awareness of professional, technical and site supervisory staff, consultants and contractors with in-house briefing At least 4 in-house workshops on safety and health should be organised 5 in-house workshops / seminars were organised Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Promoting the awareness on safety and health amongst construction workers At least 40% of ArchSD contracts would participate in the ArchSD Site Safety Model Worker Award Scheme 65% (41 out of 63) of ArchSD contracts participated in Safety Model Worker Award Scheme Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Promoting the awareness on safety and health amongst contractors At least 45% of ArchSD eligible new works contracts and 35% of eligible maintenance term contracts would participate in Development Bureau Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme (CCSAS) 86% (12 out of 14 contracts) of eligible ArchSD new works contracts and 47% (7 out of 15 contracts) of eligible maintenance term contracts participated in CCSAS 2012 Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013
Strengthening health and safety knowledge for project staff with external training At least 12 external safety training courses on latest safety technology, current safety legislation, accident investigation, etc. should be arranged for project and office staff per year 21 external training courses were arranged with 494 attendants from professionals, technical staff and site staff Complied 2012 targets to be maintained in 2013